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Small Animal Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging (VET607)

Organisational Unit Veterinary Medicine
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: TS23E-internal
Description This unit combines lectures, laboratories, and workshops in Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Orthopaedics and Spinal Neurology, and lectures and workshops in Diagnostic Imaging.
Unit Learning Outcomes The broad aims of this unit are to:
1. Allow the student to develop their knowledge and skills in small animal soft tissue, orthopaedic surgery, and anaesthesia, as these are fundamental skills for performing small animal surgery.
2. Create an organized approach to interpretation of common veterinary radiographic and ultrasound examinations.
3. Allow the student to further develop their skills in the areas of information literacy, critical thinking, and problem solving.
4. Develop the habit of reading and extracting relevant information from the veterinary literature.
5. Provide a sound foundation in small animal surgery and diagnostic imaging, and self-directed learning for the student to build on in clinical practice.
6. Allow the student to further develop computer-based skills in preparation for clinical practice.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 58 hours
Workshops: 60 hours
Unit Learning Experiences The unit will be delivered as a series of lectures covering all relevant subject matter in small animal surgery and diagnostic imaging.
These will be reinforced by practical workshops consisting of live animal surgeries (covering surgery and anaesthesia), clinical discussions, radiographic positioning with simulated models, case based image interpretation, cadaver surgical workshops, and live animal clinical examinations.
Assessment Students will be assessed on the unit learning objectives using a combination of OSCE and CPSE.
Practical/Laboratory Examination - 5%
Online Examination (CPSE) - 50%
Online Examination (CPSE) - 45%
Prerequisites Enrolment in BSc (Veterinary Biology)/DVM; Successful completion of all 2nd and 3rd year units.
Previously 2016: 'Introduction to Clinical Skills'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Veterinary Science (BSc)+(DVM) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch 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.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Mark Glyde
Associate Professor Small Animal Surgery

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2295
e: M.Glyde@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.118 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: TS23E-Internal
Associate Professor Mark Glyde
Associate Professor Small Animal Surgery

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2295
e: M.Glyde@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.118 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
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