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Medicine 3 (VET609)

School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit teaches advanced concepts in small animal neurology and gastroenterology. The principle objective is for students to gain a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology associated with diseases of these organ systems and to use this knowledge to improve both diagnostic and treatment skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is to promote self-directed learning in order to develop advanced skills in the management of complex clinical cases in small animal practice. The student is provided with on-line reference material and sample questions to encourage the application of information provided in reference material to relevant clinical cases. Students are required to solve simulated clinical problems, using a logical, rational and metacognitive approach, and critically evaluate published literature within the discipline to justify their solutions. The student is also provided with opportunity to discuss the material on line with fellow students and instructors.
Assessment In this unit three methods of assessment are used:
* Written assignment(s) (case report and/or discussion) with feedback from teachers: 2 assignments, each of 1500 words and each worth 15% of total assessment
* On-line multiple choice/short answer quiz and/or clinical practical skills assessment (CPSE) using case scenarios: 2 quizzes/assessments, each of 500 words and each worth 10%
* End of semester (invigilated) examination: 2000 words, worth 50% of total assessment.

In addition to feedback on assignments the unit coordinator and other veterinary clinical teachers provide advice and feedback to students via on-line discussion boards and case studies
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice) (M1022), the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Practice (C1074), the Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies (M1223), the Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science (D1061) or permission of the Academic Chair.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed VET625 Medicine 1 and VET626 Medicine 2 prior to 2014 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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)
Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science (DVetMedSc)
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
Professor Peter Irwin
Principal College of Veterinary Medicine

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2590
e: P.Irwin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.104A - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
Professor Peter Irwin
Principal College of Veterinary Medicine

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2590
e: P.Irwin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.104A - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
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