Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Advanced Topics in Small Animal Practice (VET541)
|Organisational Unit||Veterinary Medicine|
|Description||This 10 week full-time unit allows students to undertake focused study in the discipline of small animal practice. Students will have the opportunity to extend their theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills and professional competence beyond the minimum standards required for graduation and registration.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||1. Use evidence-based medicine to appropriately manage a typical small animal case* at a level acceptable to the profession and your career stage.
2. Communicate using context-applicable language at a level acceptable to the profession and your career stage.
3. Identify and reflect on challenges and rewards of particular importance to practitioners (ethical, financial, self-care) in small animal and exotic practice.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||All contact time involves clinical case contact in external placements and the teaching hospital.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The majority of this training will focus on application of evidence based medicine to management of clinical cases. Small group tutorials and case discussion rounds may contribute to learning during internal placements. Self-directed learning between scheduled activities is encouraged, centred on clinical cases observed both in external practice and within The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital.|
|Other Learning Experiences||Self-directed learning between scheduled activities is encouraged during external and internal placement, centred on clinical cases observed. During internal placements participation in clinical cases may be supplemented by group discussions and tutorials.|
|Assessment||Assessment for this unit will consist of completion of a Journal (40%), Clinical assessment (Four weeks of mandatory internal Rotations) (40 %), and Case report (20%).|
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
Completion of VET419, VET451, VET452, VET453, VET454, VET455, VET457, VET458 and VET463.
Concurrent enrolment or completion of VET538, VET585, VET586, VET587 and VET590.
|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.|