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Case Reports (VET622)

Organisational Unit Veterinary Medicine
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external (quota of 20 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit aims to develop professional writing skills. Two reports describing cases candidates have managed must be written to publication standard. One should demonstrate ability to diagnose and manage a medical or surgical case using a problem solving approach. The second requires a review of relevant literature and should demonstrate ability to integrate wider reading into patient management.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit the student should be able to: 1. Search for, collate, and review publications in the veterinary and allied literature relevant to the case material 2. Write a scientific manuscript, with full attention to the process and conventions of scientific writing 3. Utilize publications and on-line resources to inform understanding of clinical case material, and improve clinical case management skills 4. Concisely and accurately report case information in a form that is sufficient to document the management of the case(s) and be published.
Timetabled Learning Activities Online discussion for external students.
Unit Learning Experiences Students develop the skills to write scientific reports through self-directed learning and advice from academic staff.
Assessment There are two items of assessment for each case report:
1. Submission of an initial manuscript for assessment and feedback
2. Submission of a final manuscript
Prior to assessment commencement, initial advice is provided to students with regard to the suitability of cases to report. The first draft of each case report receives critical feedback from an academic clinician. After reflection on the feedback, students rewrite their case reports and submit a final draft.
Case 1: initial submission (1500 words) is worth 30% of the total mark for the unit and the second submission (additional 1000 words) is worth 20%.
Case 2: initial submission (2000 words) is worth 30% of the total mark and the second submission (additional 1500 words) is worth 20%.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Veterinary Studies (M1022), Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies (M1223), or Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science (D1061). VET622 Case Reports can only be taken by candidates who have passed or are currently enrolled in at least 12 points of Masters units.
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Quota is due to limited resources. Students must be enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine's graduate courses.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies (MVetClinStud)
Master of Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice) (MVS)
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
Dr Jen Davis
Lecturer Veterinary Anaesthesia

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6717
e: Jennifer.Davis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.111 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S2-External
Dr Jen Davis
Lecturer Veterinary Anaesthesia

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6717
e: Jennifer.Davis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.111 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
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