VET SC 7300BRW - Equine Clinical Practice Rotation B

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

The course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply the principles of evaluating case history, clinical presentations, diagnosis, and treatment or management of medical and surgical conditions encountered in equine practice. Students will also be introduced to the clinical application of pharmacology, anaesthesia and fluid therapy to equine clinical cases. The course will be conducted in the Equine Health and Performance Centre and with the Mobile Equine Veterinary Services where students will participate in the primary care and referral services provided by the EHPC. In addition to participating in all daily professional veterinary service activities, all students must participate in the rostered on-call emergency service after hours (weekends and evenings). In addition to participation in clinical activities, all students will participate in case based hospital rounds and small group teaching activities.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code VET SC 7300BRW
    Course Equine Clinical Practice Rotation B
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 8 hours per day for 3 weeks
    Prerequisites Completion of Level I & II DVM program
    Assumed Knowledge VET SC 7211RW & VET SC 7221RW
    Restrictions Available to DVM students only
    Course Description The course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply the principles of evaluating case history, clinical presentations, diagnosis, and treatment or management of medical and surgical conditions encountered in equine practice. Students will also be introduced to the clinical application of pharmacology, anaesthesia and fluid therapy to equine clinical cases. The course will be conducted in the Equine Health and Performance Centre and with the Mobile Equine Veterinary Services where students will participate in the primary care and referral services provided by the EHPC. In addition to participating in all daily professional veterinary service activities, all students must participate in the rostered on-call emergency service after hours (weekends and evenings). In addition to participation in clinical activities, all students will participate in case based hospital rounds and small group teaching activities.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Michael Cathcart

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Clinical reasoning/problem solving/knowledge
    2 Technical skills
    3 Communication skills
    4 Patient care
    5 Professional behaviours
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,4,5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,3,4
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1,2,3,5
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3,5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,2,4
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2,3,4,5
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,2,3,4,5
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,3,4,5
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Rotations cover a continuous 3 week period within the EH&PC. Within this time, students will be involved in inpatient and outpatient clinics (including ambulatory and farm visits as appropriate), facilitate with  surgery, and provide primary care to hospitalised equine cases.  Some out of hours and weekend work is
    required within the rotation period.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    This is a lecture free course. Students will participate in a variety of activities to allow for a broad exposure to the elements of this rotation. Students will be expected to prepare daily for their activities. An average day will consist of approximately 8 hours. There will be an expectation of some out-of-hours and weekend work throughout the rotation.
    Learning Activities Summary
    This course is lecture free and will be delivered by licensed University clinical veterinary faculty during the course of first opinion and referral service provision to client owned horses presented to the Equine Health and Performance Centre and the Mobile Equine Veterinary Services.

    Students will participate in a variety of activities to allow for a broad exposure to the elements of this rotation. All students must participate in daily clinical and teaching activities, the after-hours on-call schedule, and after-hours treatment of cases for which they have been assigned responsibility in the health centre. These activities may include clinical rounds, case review sessions, tutorials, surgery, stable visits, laboratory activities and diagnostics. A staff member will set the Equine Clinical Practice schedule on day one of the rotation.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome
    Attendance Summative Throughout course 0% yes Throughout course
    Clinical reasoning/problem solving/knowledge Summative
    & Formative
    Throughout course 30% 1 Throughout course
    Technical skills Summative
    & Formative
    Throughout course 25% 2 Throughout course
    Communication skills Summative
    & Formative
    Throughout course 20% 3 Throughout course
    Patient care Summative
    & Formative
    Throughout course 15% 4 Throughout course
    Professional behaviours Summative
    & Formative
    Throughout course 10% 5 Throughout course
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Hurdle Requirements

    Assessment Item with hurdle % needed or requirement to meet hurdle Is additional assessment available if student
    does not meet hurdle requirement? Yes or No
    Details of additional assessment, if available
    Attend each full day of the rotation 50% Yes Students that fail the attendance hurdle will not be offered an  additional or replacement assessment and will be required to repeat the rotation in its entirety.
    Clinical reasoning/problem solving/knowledge 50% Yes Additional rotation period with assessment
    Technical skills 50% Yes Additional rotation period with assessment
    Communication skills 50% Yes Additional rotation period with assessment
    Patient care 50% Yes Additional rotation period with assessment
    Professional behaviours 50% Yes Additional rotation period with assessment
    Assessment Detail
    Attendance: (0% of course grade). Attendance at each day of the rotation will be compulsory. Students will be able to apply for an approved absence with appropriate supporting documents, but must attend a minimum of 12 days (with approved absences) to be able to complete the rotation. Students absent without approval will automatically fail the rotation.

    Failure to pass all Day One Competencies

    Students who fail any Day One competencies listed in the course objectives will be given a further supplementary rotation period to improve their performance. The length, timing and content of this
    supplementary period will be determined by the course organiser. Failure a second time will result in the rotation being repeated during the next academic year.

    Assessments (Day One Competencies)

    1.     Clinical reasoning/problem solving/knowledge
    Observations on rotation, oral case presentations and exit oral test

    2.     Technical skills
    Observations on rotation, clinical skill practical session; exit oral test

    3.     Communication skills
    Observations on rotation, record keeping, oral presentations and exit oral test

    4.     Patient care
    Observations on rotation

    5.     Professional behaviours
    Observations on rotation

    A criterion based rubric with text descriptors will define the Day One Competency Categories




    Submission
    An extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply.  A mark of zero will be allocated to late submitted assessment.



    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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