VET TECH 2015RW - Clinical Studies A
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code VET TECH 2015RW Course Clinical Studies A 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 Corequisites VET TECH 2035RW and ANIML SC 2540RW Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Veterinary Technology students only Course Description This course is a study of the most important diseases affecting domestic and captive animals, wildlife, fish and crustaceans in aquaculture facilities presented on a systems basis.. Emphasis is given to the recognition, clinical signs, treatment, supportive care and prevention of these conditions. Veterinary technologists work with a range of animals including household pets, horses and other companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife at large or in zoological collections, but there are many commonalities between species in the way disease agents and environmental conditions affect tissues and organ systems. By studying animal disease on a systems basis the important commonalities and differences can be highlighted and explored to provide further insights into disease processes in different animal species.
Course Coordinator: Dr Adele Feakes
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Perform a clinical examination of common domestic animals and wildlife of Australia to determine normal health and detect clinical signs of ill-health 2 Describe the clinical signs which can be observed when animals are affected by specific conditions 3 Display an understanding of the way diseases of specific organ systems lead to clinical expression of ill health and perform appropriate diagnostic sample collection 4 Prepare a management plan for caring and supporting animals affected by ill-health 5 Outline the ways that specified diseases can be prevented, controlled or eliminated from individual or groups of animals
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, 4, 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
2, 3, 4, 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, 4 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
4, 5 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
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Learning Activities SummarySafe restraint of animals for examination.
The clinical examination of dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep and other animals.
Collection of biological specimens from animals for the purposes of diagnostic pathology.
Learning related to the clinical signs, treatment, supportive care and prevention of diseases will be delivered through a program of lectures, practical classes and tutorials. Diseases will include those of the integument, musculoskeletal system, nervous system; circulatory and respiratory systems; gastro-intestinal tract; reproductive and urinary systems.
Specific Course RequirementsAttendance at all practical classes is compulsory.
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- 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 Task Type Weighting Hurdle
Learning Outcome Approximate timing of assessment Quizzes Formative, summative 20% No 2, 3, 4 Weeks 1 - 10 Mid-semester test Formative, summative 20% No 2, 3, 4 Week 6 Practical exam Summative 25% Yes 1 Week 10 Assignment Summative 35% No 3, 4, 5 Week 13
Assessment Related Requirements
Assessment Task with Hurdle % needed to meet hurdle requirement Is additional assessment available if hurdle is not met? Assessment type if additional assessment is available. Practical Exam 50% Yes Additional exam Practical work is compulsory Satisfactory completion of all practicals Yes, provided there is an acceptable reason for missing the practical class Missed practicals can be made up for approved absences only. Where practicals cannot be repeated an alternative activity will be implemented.
Assessment DetailQuizzes (total of 20%)
Students will complete a total of 10 quizzes during weeks 1 to 10 inclusive (worth 2.0% each). Quizzes will consist of multiple-choice questions. Quizzes will be administered online via MyUni during or after the lecture time and will be due to prior to the practical (up to 4 days for students to complete). Students will have up to two attempts for each question.
Mid-semester test (20%)
A 45 minute in-class written test will explore student learning through a possible combination of multiple, short answer, mix-match, drag and drop and true/false questions.
Practical exam (25%)
Students will be tested on their practical skills learned through the practical classes up until that time. Students will be asked to perform a selected range of procedures with animals or animal-related equipment in a time period per student of up to 30 minutes.
Students will self-select cases of animal ill-health from a provided list. Aspects of all listed cases will be covered in one or more of the practicals or resources provided. In small groups, students will research topics such as the following for each case: typical presentation and aetiology of the ill-health/disease; how to care, control, eliminate and or prevent the ill-health/disease from occurring. The students will then each complete a written assignment of up to 2000 words for each of three cases, researching and completing a different topic for each, such that they cover all of the above aspects across their assignment. The assignment may also have a component of formative peer assessment included with students reviewing the content of their peers’ work using online LTI tools (e.g. Feedback Fruits).
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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
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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