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Medicine 2 (VET626)

School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit incorporates the basic investigative techniques and pathophysiology of diseases of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Each body system is covered individually with a problem-oriented approach and common diseases are discussed in more depth. The more controversial topics and new treatment strategies available will also be highlighted and discussed. The main objective is to expand the base of knowledge required to accurately diagnose and treat commonly encountered problems in these body systems in general practice.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences The Unit Guide will provide core reading material designed to provide a summary of the current state of knowledge in cardiovascular and respiratory medicine. Within the Unit Guide, additional essential reading will be highlighted. This essential reading largely consists of recent review articles and landmark papers within these fields. Discussion boards will be maintained on LMS that will allow discussion of concepts and clinical scenarios in more depth. When indicated there will be additional audio-visual material, optional reading or case examples for problem solving available on LMS.
Assessment In this unit three methods of assessment are used:
* Written assignment(s) (case report and/or discussion) with feedback from teachers (2500 words) - worth 30% of total assessment
* On-line multiple choice/short answer quiz and/or clinical practical skills assessment (CPSE) using case scenarios (2 x 500 words) - together worth 20% of total assessment
* End of semester (invigilated) examination (2500 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 the Master of Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice) (M1022), or 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
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:
see individual structures for context
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: S1-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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