VET TECH 2020RW - Clinical Studies B
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code VET TECH 2020RW Course Clinical Studies B Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites Completion of Level I of Bachelor of Veterinary Technology program Corequisites VET TECH 2025 Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Veterinary Technology students only Course Description This course will develop student's knowledge, skills and expertise essential for successful performance of veterinary technologists in the fields of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia; and emergency and critical care with focus on small animals. The aim of Clinical Studies B is to provide information and experiences that will prepare students for clinical practice and safely execute the role of anaesthesia and critical care technologists. Theory and practical skills will cover anaesthesia and emergency and critical care with focus on companion animals. It is expected that students will develop appropriate competency in professional communication, interpersonal and attitudinal attributes while developing their technical skills.
Course Coordinator: Carolyn Botes
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of anaesthesia and analgesia of the veterinary patient. 2 Apply knowledge and skills in emergency/critical care, patient monitoring, fluid therapy and supportive care of clinical problems in domestic animals. 3 Select, prepare and maintain the appropriate equipment for anaesthesia and anaesthetic monitoring of veterinary patients. 4 Describe the pharmacological and physiological action of the commonly-used anaesthetic, tranquilizing and analgesic drugs.
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.
1, 2, 3, 4
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.
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
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 SummaryThis course is divided into two components: Anaesthesia & Analgesia and Emergency & Critical care.
Anaesthesia & Analgesia
- Preoperative Assessment & Preparation of the Patient
- Anaesthetic & Analgesic Drugs
- Anaesthesia Complications
- Workplace Safety
- Large Animal Anaesthesia
- Species anaesthesia other than horses, dogs and cats
- Triage & Initial Assessment
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Other Emergencies
- Fluid Therapy, Electrolytes, Acid-Base Disorders
- Transfusion Medicine
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Drug calculations
- Thoracic/Abdominal Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (TFAST & AFAST)
- Blood Gas Analysis
- Discussion of Common Emergency Anaesthetic Cases (Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV), Hemoabdomen, caesarean section etc)
- Dog Catheters
- Horse Catheters
- Anaesthesia machine, vaporiser, breathing systems and intubation
- Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Ventilators
- Monitoring Equipment
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Specific Course RequirementsAttendance at practicals is compulsory.
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Hurdle?
Learning Outcome Approximate timing of assessment On-Course Assessment (Online Quiz) Formative 10% No 1, 2, 3 From Week 6 to Week 10 Mid-semester Exam Summative 30% No 1 - 4 Week 8 End of Semester Exam Summative 60% Yes 1 - 4 Semester 2 examination period
Assessment Related Requirements
Assessment Task % needed to meet hurdle requirement If hurdle isn't met, is additional assessment available? Additional Assessment type if available Practical Class Attendance Attendance Compulsory Yes Where possible practical sessions will be repeated for approved absences, where this is not possible an alternate activity will be implemented. End of Semester Exam 50% Yes Additional examination covering all material taught during entire semester with similar format.
Assessment DetailOn-course assessment: (10%)
Students will undertake two assignments, 5% each that will consolidate material taught during didactic sessions as well as enhancing their problem-solving ability. The assignment formats that might be used include quizzes delivered based on practica or tutorial classes. The assignment will be uploaded each year from a different practical/ tutorial class.
Mid-Semester Exam: (30%)
A mid-semester exam (up to 2.5 hours) will be held to test course material delivered up to week 7. The exam may consist of multiple-choice questions and/or short answer questions.
End of semester exam: (60%)
An end of semester exam (up to 3 hours) will be held to examine knowledge of the 2 major disciplines of the course (Anaesthesia & Analgesia and Emergency & Critical Care). The exam may consist of multiple-choice questions and/or short 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.
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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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