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Advanced Surgical Techniques (VET647)

School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external (quota of 25 places)
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description In this unit students will explore and discuss a combination of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgical topics. The theme of the unit is the surgical management of traumatic injuries in small animals. The soft tissue section of the unit deals with wounds and wound management, while the orthopaedic section covers the management of fractures.
Timetabled Learning Activities 40 hours workshop and wetlab.
Unit Learning Experiences The format of this unit is a combination of course notes, additional reading material, webinars, and online discussion forums. The course notes are intended to be a comprehensive introduction to the subject, rather than a definitive reference. The additional reading material will complement the course notes, and will be given as electronic resources. Where applicable, information will also be presented in the form of short webinars demonstrating relevant anatomy or surgical procedures. The material will serve as the basis for case discussion on online forums.
Assessment Students will be assessed by a final examination (worth 50% of the overall assessment), weekly online quizzes (worth 35%) and participation in the discussion forum (15%).
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Veterinary Studies, Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science, or Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed VET523 Surgery 1 and VET524 Surgery 2 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:
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
Dr Mark Newman
Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2735
e: M.Newman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.116 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
Dr Mark Newman
Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2735
e: M.Newman@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.116 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
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