VET TECH 2035RW - Pathology for Veterinary Technologists II
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code VET TECH 2035RW Course Pathology for Veterinary Technologists II Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 7 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites Completion of Level I of Bachelor of Veterinary Technology program Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Veterinary Technology students only Course Description This course has two broad objectives. First, a study of veterinary pathology provides the underpinning knowledge for an understanding of diseases processes and the animal body's response to disease. A study of pathology provides the necessary insights for the work of veterinary technologists in assisting diagnostic procedures and supporting veterinary treatment.
Second, veterinary technologists who work in the fields of veterinary diagnostics in veterinary practices, and in government of private laboratories require both knowledge and practical skills in the procedures used by anatomic and clinical pathologists to detect the presence of disease and to describe the development of disease processes. This course will introduce those skills across a broad range of veterinary diagnostic procedures.
Course Coordinator: Dr Stephen Pyecroft
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Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe, using pathological terminology, the way in which body systems respond to disease processes 2 Recognise and identify the pathological changes which occur in tissues of the body in response to the common disease processes 3 Correctly select and prepare tissues for submission to a veterinary pathology laboratory from animal cadavers 4 Perform cytologic evaluation including assisting in collecting, preparing and evaluating transudate, exudate and cytologic specimens 5 Operate a range of veterinary diagnostic equipment
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.
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 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
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Learning Activities SummaryA course of 36 lectures and 12 practicals covering the following:
- The language and terminology of veterinary pathology.
- Cell injury & death
- Inflammation and the immune system
- Fluid balance and circulatory disturbances
- Healing & tissue repair
- Clinical pathology principles and practice
Specific Course RequirementsAttendance at practical classes is compulsory
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Hurdle
Learning Outcome Approximate timing of assessment Written test 1 Formative, summative 20% No 1, 2 Week 3 to 4 Written test 2 Formative, summative 20% No 2, 3 Week 5 or 6 Practical class attendance Formative, summative 0% Yes 3, 4, 5 Weeks 1 to 10 Final exam Summative 60% Yes 1, 2, 4 End of semester examination period
Assessment Related Requirements
Assessment Task with Hurdle % needed to meet
If hurdle is not met, is additional assessment available? Type of additional assessment if available Final exam 50% Yes Additional written theory exam Practical class/workshop attendance and
participation is compulsory
90% Yes Missed practicals can be made up for approved
Assessment DetailWritten test 1. (20%)
After first three weeks, students will be tested on their familiarity with the pathological principles and approaches described and used in the first lectures and practical classes. The test will be a short-answer written paper of 30 minutes duration at the conclusion of a practical class and students will have access to their notes.
Written test 2. (20%)
After a further three weeks, students will again be tested on their familiarity with the pathological principles and approaches described and experienced in the first six weeks of the course. The test will be a short-answer written paper of 30 minutes duration at the conclusion of a practical class and students will have access to their notes.
Final Exam (60%)
The final written theory exam of two hours duration will examine all components of the course. It will consist of multiple choice, short answer or long answer questions.
SubmissionIf an extension is not applied for, or not granted, then a penalty for late submission will apply. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for each calendar day that the assignment is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days), up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied. This means that an assignment that is 5 days late or more without an approved extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the marks available for that assignment.
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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