VET TECH 2020RW - Clinical Studies B
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
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: Dr Luiz Santos
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) 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 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
1, 2 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 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
1, 2 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 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.
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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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