VET SC 7010RW - Systems Pathology
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code VET SC 7010RW Course Systems Pathology Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 7 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites VET SC 7009RW Restrictions Available to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students only Course Description Pathology is a core discipline in veterinary medicine. Students will learn general principles about the processes involved in disease. These general principles will then be demonstrated by study of specific diseases of animals and how they affect the major body systems.
Course Coordinator: Dr Milton McAllister
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Develop the ability to properly describe gross lesions using appropriate pathologic terminology. 2 Recognise the pathological features of the most common diseases in domestic animals. 3 Be able to compare similar diseases in different animals. 4 Be able to compare effects of similar lesions in disparate organ systems. 5 Be able to critically evaluate when / what samples are required depending upon the differential diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Required ResourcesTextbook: Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 6th Edition, edited by James Zachary
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes3 lectures of 1 hr each per week
1 tutorial of 1 hr each per week
1 practical of 3 hrs each per week
Lectures that deliver theoretical knowledge are supported by tutorials that focus on application of theoretical knowledge in case-based scenarios and extension and reinforcement of concepts discussed in lectures. Practicals will provide an opportunity for the students to develop and extend technical skills in post mortem examination and clinical case analysis.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g., lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
Learning Activities SummaryLecture / Tutorial topics
Clinical case analyses
Pluck exam (heart and lungs) (4 sections)
Small animal necropsy (4 sections)
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Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome Written Assignment/Essay Quizzes Summative Weeks 5 & 12 20%
1-5 Mid-semester exam Summative Week 7 35% 1-5 Final exam Summative End of Semester 45% 1-5 There are two Necropsy practicals and several tutorials. Attendance of each of these practical and tutorial sessions is mandatory. If a student misses a mandatory practical or tutorial without an approved excuse, then the following consequence will apply: the student will not be allowed to sit the next quiz. Formative as scheduled for each student 1, 4, 5
Assessment Related RequirementsHURDLE REQUIRMENTS
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 Written Assignment/Essay Quizzes
cumulative minimum of 65% Yes Students that do not attain the cumulative 65% minimum requirement will be eligible for an additional assessment if they obtained a cumulative mark 60% or above. No additional assessment will be offered to students who obtain less than a 60% cumulative score.
Assessment DetailPractical skills (0% of final grade): Instructors will provide immediate formative feedback to each individual student when they attempt new skills in practical sessions. Instructors will provide immediate formative feedback to student groups during tutorial sessions.
Written Assignment/Essay Quizzes (20% of final grade): Two summative written assignment / essay quizzes will be administered in class as scheduled. The two assessments will be equally weighted and account for 20% of the final course grade.
Mid-semester exam (35% of final grade): An in-class midterm exam will be conducted at approximately mid-semester. The format will be multiple choice questions.
Major exam (45% of final grade): The final exam format will be multiple choice questions.
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
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