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Advanced Anaesthesia and Critical Care (VET660)

School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external (quota of 30 places)
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The Anaesthesia component of this unit will provide foundations for complex anaesthesia and analgesia problems, including pre-anaesthetic preparations, monitoring, pain management, fluid therapy and anaesthesia for specific diseases. The Critical Care component will focus on identification of problems within critically ill patients and managing those problems, including circulatory support, respiratory support, bleeding problems, fluid and electrolyte balance, transfusion therapy and nutrition.
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 management of complex clinical anaesthetic cases. The student is provided with reference material and sample questions to encourage the student to apply information provided in reference material to relevant clinical cases. The student is 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 (2000 words) - worth 30% of total assessment.
* Online multiple choice/short answer quiz and/or clinical practical skills assessment (CPSE) using case scenarios: for students to check their own progress - is not part of the formal assessment.
* End of semester (invigilated) examination (4000 words) - worth 70% of total assessment.

In addition to feedback on assignments the Unit Coordinator and other veterinary clinical teachers provide advice and feedback to students via online discussion boards and case studies.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice) (M1022), the Postgraduate 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 VET627 Veterinary Anaesthesia and Critical Care 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 Anthea Raisis
Senior Lecturer Veterinary Anaesthesia

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2672
e: A.Raisis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.105 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
Dr Anthea Raisis
Senior Lecturer Veterinary Anaesthesia

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2672
e: A.Raisis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.105 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
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