Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2019 academic year.
Small Animal Surgery (VET457)
|Organisational Unit||Veterinary Medicine|
|Description||This unit covers the fundamentals of surgical management of diseases of the dog and cat. The unit content is presented on a systems basis, with the major soft tissue areas (gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, cardiorespiratory) covered in Semester 1, and orthopaedics and neurology presented in Semester 2. Laboratory classes are used to develop surgical and other clinical skills.|
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures: 48 hours in S1; laboratories: 72 hours over S1 and S2.|
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in Applied Veterinary Medicine. Completion of VET459 Surgical Secrets, VET456 Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care, VET462 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, VET461 General Small Animal Practice.|
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|