VET SC 7009RW - General Pathology
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code VET SC 7009RW Course General Pathology Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 7 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible VET SC 7000RW 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. The course will contribute to the students' achievement in understanding fundamental principles of disease and recognizing disease states across the range of species, focusing upon domestic animals.
Course Coordinator: Dr Stephen Pyecroft
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Conceptualisation of the mechanisms that underlie lesions 2 Recognition of the major types of lesions at gross and microscopic levels 3 Ability to properly describe gross lesions using appropriate pathologic terminology
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.
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
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 SummaryThis course will require significant self-directed learning from each student, with guidance provided by the instructor. Lectures will provide some of the most pertinent information, and tutorials will reinforce this material in a discussion or case-based forum. Practicals will vary, with some reviewing gross lesions (real or digital), and others focusing upon microscopy (real or digital), or a combination.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome
In class tests
End of wk 5
End of wk 6
Final exam Summative After wk 12 50% 1-3
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 Combined total of Midterm and Final exams. 65%
Students that mark between 60-65% will be eligible for an additional assessment
Assessment DetailIn class tests (10% of final grade): This will be a short comprehensive (to date) MCQ exam to prepare the students for their first hurdle exam in the following week.
Midterm exam (40% of final grade): The Midterm exam will cover both theoretical and practical components. Multiple choice questions, including photographs of gross and microscopic lesions.
Final exam (50% of final grade): The final exam will cover both theoretical and practical components. Multiple choice questions, including photographs of gross and microscopic lesions.
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.
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Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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