VET TECH 2035RW - Pathology for Veterinary Technologists II
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
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) 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 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 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
3, 4, 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
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3 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
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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.
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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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