VET SC 7009RW - General Pathology

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 D.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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Stephen Pyecroft

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    3 lectures of 1 hr each per week
    1 tutorial of 1 hr each per week
    1 practical of 3 hrs each per week

    Workload

    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 Summary
    This 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.

  • 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
    In class tests Formative

    Summative
    End of wk 5
    0%

    10%
    No 1-3
    Midterm Exam Formative

    Summative
    End of wk 6 40% Yes 1-3
    Final exam Summative After wk 12 50% 1-3
    An exemption to the hurdle requirements of the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy has been approved by the Faculty of Sciences for 2018.
    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
    Combined total of Midterm and Final exams. 65%
    Yes

    Students that  mark between  60-65% will be eligible for an additional assessment
    Assessment Detail
    In 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.



    Submission
    Late 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:

    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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