Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Credit Points: ||37.5 |
|Level: ||7 (Graduate/Postgraduate) |
|Dates & Locations: || |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016: Year Long, - Taught on campus.
|Pre-teaching Period Start ||not applicable |
|Teaching Period ||08-Feb-2016 to 23-Oct-2016 |
|Assessment Period End ||18-Nov-2016 |
|Last date to Self-Enrol ||19-Feb-2016 |
|Census Date ||31-May-2016 |
|Last date to Withdraw without fail ||23-Sep-2016 |
This core subject in DVM3 is delivered across 2 x 14 week semesters. This subject commences in February and concludes in mid-November.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment: ||Contact Hours: 315 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
|Prerequisites: || |
Passes in all subjects in Year 2 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (i.e. DVM2)
|Corequisites: || |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge: ||
A sound understanding of Veterinary Bioscience, infectious agents as causes of disease in domestic animals, and the major animal production systems.
|Non Allowed Subjects: ||None |
|Core Participation Requirements: ||
Refer to the Core Participation Requirements statement within the course entry for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:
|Subject Overview: ||
This subject will be comprised of the following two modules.
In both units within this subject a “clinical presentation” approach will be taken to the discussion of diseases of animals, their diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
Dogs, cats and miscellaneous companion animals
- Clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and public health aspects of infectious diseases of dogs and cats
- Clinical signs, diagnosis and medical and surgical management of diseases of the neuroendocrine, musculoskeletal, haematopoietic, lymphoreticular, alimentary, cardiovascular, respiratory and urogenital systems, eyes and ears of dogs and cats
- Clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of poisonings of dogs and cats
- Nutrition of dogs and cats
- Dermatology of dogs and cats
- Oncology of dogs and cats
- Behavioural abnormalities of dogs and cats
- Perinatal medicine in dogs and cats
- Greyhound medicine.
- Diseases of miscellaneous companion animals
- Physical examination, clinical signs, diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of metabolic and multi-systemic diseases and diseases of the musculoskeletal, haematopoietic, lymphoreticular, alimentary, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems, eyes and skin of horses
- Injury management in horses
- Special considerations in foals
- Exotic and emerging equine diseases and their associated risk factors
- Routine procedures used to optimise Thoroughbred stud reproductive performance
- Equine castration
|Learning Outcomes: ||
Students completing the Dogs, cats and miscellaneous companion animals module should:
- Be familiar with breed and behavioural characteristics of dogs and cats
- Possess essential information of the diseases of dogs and cats to approach a diagnosis on the basis of epidemiological data, clinical history, physical examination and clinical signs in an individual animal or group of animals
- Be able to select appropriately and interpret and utilise the results of laboratory tests in making a diagnosis in a dog or cat
- Be able to devise appropriate forms of therapy or management of disease in dogs and cats and be able to devise strategies for prevention and control of the same
- Be aware of the public health implications of zoonoses of dogs and cats.
- Be familiar with the principal features of the management and husbandry of miscellaneous companion animals such as rabbits and rodents, and have a thorough understanding of the welfare issues associated with keeping such animals
- Have a thorough understanding of the diseases that affect these species and the factors that influence the occurrence of disease in individual animals and in groups of animals
- Be able to carry out a thorough and safe physical examination of these species
- Be able to reach a probable diagnosis or formulate a list of differential diagnoses in these species based on the history, epidemiological date, physical examination, clinical signs and gross necropsy lesions
- Be able to recommend appropriate ancillary tests to reach a definitive diagnosis and accurately prognosticate
- Be able to specify appropriate therapy
- Be able to recommend appropriate measures for disease control and/or prevention
Students completing the Horses module should have a thorough understanding of:
- The common equine diseases and diagnostic procedures
- How to conduct a thorough and logical clinical investigation, based on the presenting signs, interpret the findings and arrive at an accurate diagnosis
- How to provide adequate treatment for all problems commonly encountered in horses and related species
- How to castrate a horse competently
- How to implement appropriate prevention strategies for the common diseases of horses
- The exotic and recently introduced equine infectious diseases and how to deal with a suspected case of the same
The assessment will be based on the following two modules, of which satisfactory completion of each is a hurdle requirement for the successful completion of this subject.
- Dogs, cats and miscellaneous companion animals module worth 60% of total subject assessment
- Horses module worth 40% of total subject assessment
Dogs, cats and miscellaneous companion animals module
- A two-hour written assessment relating to Semester 1 topics covered in the first half of Semester 1 will be held in the second half of Semester 1 worth 15% of this module
- A three-hour written examination relating to all topics covered in Semester 1 will be held at the end of Semester 1 worth 30% of this module
- A two-hour written assessment relating to Semester 2 topics covered in the first half of Semester 2 will be held in the second half of Semester 2 worth 15% of this module
- A three-hour written examination relating to all of the material covered during the year will be held at the end of Semester 2 worth 40% of this module
Students are required to achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50% across the assessment components of this module.
- A two-hour written examination held at the end of Semester 1 worth 45% of this module
- A practical examination held during Semester 2 worth 10% of this module
- A two-hour written examination held at the end of Semester 2 worth 45% of this module
Students are required to achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50% for the two written examinations, and must satisfactorily complete the practical examination.
|Prescribed Texts: ||None |
|Recommended Texts: || |
A recommended reading list will be provided by the subject coordinator.
|Breadth Options: || |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information: ||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date |
|Generic Skills: ||
Students completing this subject should have developed:
- An in-depth understanding of specific veterinary clinical disciplines
- Manual dexterity and technical skills in the practical application of these disciplines
- The ability to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting, to trouble-shoot technical difficulties
- The ability to seek accurate solutions to complex biological problems
- The capacity to apply a rigorous, critical and logical approach to problem-solving
- Advanced experience in observation, interpretation of complex data, problem-solving, time management, record-keeping and communication in both written and verbal formats
|Related Course(s): ||
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine |