VET SC 7302BRW - Companion Animal Practice Rotation B
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code VET SC 7302BRW Course Companion Animal 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 10 hours per day for two 3 week blocks Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Completion of Level I & II DVM program Restrictions Available to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students only Course Description This course comprises two 3 week modules that comprise supervised clinical experience in the Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) at Roseworthy campus. The students will participate as assistants in case-related activity in the clinic, including consultations, case management, in-hospital care, out-of-hours case management, report writing and client communication. The students will participate in clinical rounds. Module 1 (3 weeks)is primarily devoted to general practice, medicine and surgery. Module 2 (3 weeks) is primarily devoted to emergency and critical care. Some weekend and out-of-hours' work will be expected within the rotation.
Course Coordinator: Dr Anne Peaston
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Day One Competences, for the discipline of Companion Animal Practice, in:
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 4
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
3, 4, 5
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesRotations cover a continuous 3 week period. Within this time students will be expected to attend clinics, surgery and consultations as appropriate and required.
Some out of hours and weekend work will be expected within the rotation period, including “on call” duties.
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 SummaryThe course is essentially a clinical practicum to expose final year veterinary students to the various disciplines encountered in companion animal practice, including medicine, surgery, emergency work and critical care. In Module 1, students will be involved in the daytime services run in the Companion Animal Health Centre, and be involved in General Practice, Medicine and Surgery. In Module 2, students will work alongside the Emergency and Critical care team and be involved in a shiftwork roster that covers daytime, after-hours and weekends. The teaching staff will supervise all aspects of the students’ activities and students will perform technical clinical skills as deemed appropriate for their level of competence. They will participate in daily clinical rounds, and case-based activities. The exact content will be determined by the available case material and staff resources.
Specific Course RequirementsEach module runs for a continuous 3 week period, but the two modules may not be consecutive (in other words, Module 1 and Module 2 may be separated by other final year rotations). Within each module students will be expected to attend clinics, surgery and consultations as appropriate and required.
Full time attendance at each of the 3 week modules is compulsory. In Module 1, this represents 15 days of attendance. In Module 2, it represents attendance at all rostered shifts. Students will be able to apply for an approved absence with appropriate supporting documents for up to 3 days in Module 1 and 3 shifts in Module 2, but must attend a minimum of 12 days in Module 1 and 9 shifts in Module 2 to be able to complete the rotation.
Out of hours and weekend work is expected within the rotation period during Module 2 and will be allocated to students on a roster
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome Clinical reasoning/problem solving/knowledge Summative
25% Yes 1 Technical skills Summative
25% Yes 2 Communication skills Summative
25% Yes 3 Patient care Summative
20% Yes 4 Professional behaviours Summative
5% Yes 5
An exemption to the hurdle requirements of the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy has been approved by the Faculty of Sciences for 2022.
Assessment Related RequirementsHURDLE 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 Module 1 - Attend a minimum of 12 out of 15 full days of the rotation and absent no more than 2 days in any 1 week.
Module 2 - Attend a minimum of 9 rostered shifts and absent for no more than 3 shifts.
Students that fail the attendance hurdle without appropriate approval and documentation 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 Oral examination or 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 DetailStudents who fail any Day One competencies listed in the course objectives will be given a further assessment appropriate to that particular competency. This will typically involve a supplementary rotation period to improve their performance, but it could involve other types of assessment such as oral examinations. The length, timing and content of this supplementary period will be determined by the Course Coordinator. Failure a second time will result in the rotation being repeated during the next academic year.
Assessments (Day One Competencies)and/or oral knowledge tests
1. Clinical reasoning/problem solving/knowledge
Observations on rotation, oral case presentations and/or report writing, written
2. Technical skills
Observations on rotation, procedural tests and oral tests
3. Communication skills
Observations on rotation, rounds presentations, record keeping, oral presentations and/or report
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
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.
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.
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