VET SC 7301ARW - Production Animal Clinical Practice Rotation A

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

This core rotation will develop skills and knowledge in relation to the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery in cattle, sheep, and other farmed production animal species as appropriate. The rotation will cover the diagnosis, control, prevention and treatment of the important conditions in these species at the individual, group and population level. The application of population medicine, husbandry and nutrition in improving health, welfare, productivity and profitability will be emphasised. Students will undertake experiences within clinic, ambulatory and on-farm settings. Some weekend and out of hours work will be expected within the rotation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code VET SC 7301ARW
    Course Production Animal Clinical Practice Rotation A
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Contact Up to 8 hours a day for 3 weeks
    Prerequisites Completion of Level I & II DVM program
    Assumed Knowledge VET SC 7212RW & VET SC 7222RW
    Restrictions Available to DVM students only
    Course Description This core rotation will develop skills and knowledge in relation to the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery in cattle, sheep, and other farmed production animal species as appropriate. The rotation will cover the diagnosis, control, prevention and treatment of the important conditions in these species at the individual, group and population level. The application of population medicine, husbandry and nutrition in improving health, welfare, productivity and profitability will be emphasised.
    Students will undertake experiences within clinic, ambulatory and on-farm settings. Some weekend and out of hours work will be expected within the rotation.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Roy Kirkwood

    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, 3, 4, 5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3, 4, 5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 2,
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 5
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 5
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 5
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Rotations cover a continuous 3 week period. Within this time, students will be expected to attend tutorials, clinics, surgery, ambulatory practice and farms as appropriate and required. Some out of hours and weekend work will be expected 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
    Rotations cover a continuous 3 week period. Within this time, students will be expected to attend tutorials, clinics, surgery, ambulatory practice and farms as appropriate and required.

    Some out of hours and weekend work will be expected within the rotation period.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students spend one block of 3 weeks on the Production Animal Rotation, covering aspects of production animal practice. Students will undertake experiences within clinic, ambulatory and on-farm settings. Some weekend and out of hours work will be expected within 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 n/a
    Clinical reasoning / problem solving / knowledge Summative & Formative Throughout course 30% Yes 1
    Technical skills Summative & Formative Throughout course 30% Yes 2
    Communication skills Summative & Formative Throughout course 15% Yes 3
    Patient care Summative & Formative Throughout course 10% Yes 4
    Professional behaviours Summative & Formative Throughout course 15% Yes 5
    Assessment Related 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
    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/or report writing, written and/or oral knowledge tests

    2. Technical skills
    Observations on rotation, procedural tests and oral tests

    3. Communication skills
    Observations on rotation, record keeping, oral presentations and/or report writing

    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
    If 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:

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    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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