VET SC 7011RW - Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Theriogenology
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code VET SC 7011RW Course Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Theriogenology 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 N Corequisites VET SC 7009RW Incompatible VET SC 7008RW Course Description This course will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of clinical pathology and theriogenology. Students will gain the ability to recognise, diagnose, and treat clinical conditions affecting the reproductive system of domestic animals. In addition, they will be able to interpret the results from laboratory exams that aid in the diagnosis of diseases affecting domestic animals.
Course Coordinator: Mr Scott Lindsay
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- explain the interaction of physiological and pathological processes in the context of clinical pathology
- diagnose diseases and problems through clinical pathological techniques
- use clinical pathology in the monitoring of large and small animal cases in veterinary practice
- diagnose pregnancy in a variety of animal species
- compare and contrast oestrus cycles, parturition and abortion in a variety of animal species, including the various diseases that affect each stage
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)
1-5 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
1-5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1-5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2,3,4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course will be delivered by the following means:
3 x 1hr lectures, 1 x 1 hr tutorial, 1 x 3hr practicals per week
There will be elements of on-line assessment available through the relevant MyUni page
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
The course is divided into 2 modules: Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Theriogenology.
It requires significant self-directed learning from each student, with guidance provided by the instructors. Lectures will provide some of the most pertinent information while practicals and/or tutorials are designed to reinforce this material and demonstrate its application.
Theriogenology will include anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the reproductive system of domestic animals. Recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of common clinical conditions affecting domestic species will be covered.
Veterinary Clinical Pathology will introduce laboratory methods for the diagnosis of disease, using a case-based approach. Methods and topics to be introduced include: haematology, biochemistry, urinalysis, faecal examination, endocrinology, cytology and fluid analysis, and acid-base disturbance.
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 Type of Assessment Percentage of total assessment for grading purposes Hurdle Yes/No Outcomes being assessed/achieved Approximate Timing of Assessment Clinical
Pathology - In class written test
Formative & Summative 15% No 1,2,3 Weeks 8-9 Theriogenology
- In class written test
Formative & Summative 15% No 4,5 Weeks 3-4 Theriogenology
& Clinical Pathology TBL/practical quizzes
Summative 30% No 4,5 Throughout semester Final theory exam (Clinical Pathology 20% and
Summative 40% Yes 1-6 End of semester exam weeks
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 Final theory exam (Clinical Pathology 20% and Theriogenology 20%) 65% Yes
Additional assessment will be available
Theriogenology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology TBL/Practical quizzes (30%): quizzes will be held within both the Veterinary Clinical Pathology (15%) and Theriogenology (15%) practicals or TBL sessions. These quizzes will assess the understanding of the practical or TBL sessions.
In class written tests (30%). Tests will be held within both the Veterinary Clinical Pathology (15%) and Theriogenology (15%) modules. These tests will address understanding of the material presented and will provide students with a benchmark for their progress.
Final theory exam (40%). The final theory exam will have two components: Theriogenology (50% of the exam) and Veterinary Clinical Pathology (50% of the exam).
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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