CLINICAL MODULE 1 - INTENSIVE PRODUCTION AND LABORATORY ANIMAL SYSTEMS - 2017/8
Module code: VMS4002
School of Veterinary Medicine
MAHENDRAN SA Miss (Vet Med)
Number of Credits
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 95
Lecture Hours: 42
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||PRACTICAL REPORTS||30|
|Practical based assessment||CLINICAL SKILLS PORTFOLIO (OSCE)||Pass/Fail|
Alternative Assessment: Resits for practical presentations and reports will consist of a written assignment.
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of all previous units of the BVMSci
This module combines the previous knowledge gained by the student by body system, with husbandry and management of the animal into the context of intensively raised animals (pigs, poultry, fish, bees) and laboratory animals raised for research, at the various stages of the animal’s life cycle.
The emphasis will be on maintaining herd/flock/colony health, welfare and productivity, through a proactive approach to population health management working in partnership with managers and owners.
Apply existing knowledge, clinical and professional skills to intensive production and laboratory animal practice across the different stages of the production cycles, for pigs, poultry, fish, bees and laboratory animals raised for research.
Develop a rational, problem solving approach to the common presentations in intensive production and lab animal species at an individual and herd/flock/colony level.
Indicate the role of the veterinary surgeon in leading a proactive, evidenced-based, and cost-effective approach to herd/flock/colony management, including prevention and control, through partnership with managers and owners.
|Assess and manage the disorders seen in intensively raised and laboratory animals raised for research using a logical, problem solving approach.||KCPT|
|Demonstrate a rational approach to therapeutic decision making, with regard responsible medicines use in intensively produced animals and within the context of Public Health.||KCPT|
|Demonstrate a range of day one clinical skills relevant to intensive and laboratory animal practice.||PT|
|Describe and enact the role of preventive medicine and biosecurity in veterinary practice as it relates to intensively raised and laboratory animals raised for research.||KCPT|
|Describe and enact the role of the veterinarian as an educator and advocate for health and welfare of the intensively reared and laboratory animals in their care||KCPT|
|Discuss the importance of the herd/flock/colony as a business, and take account of the role of economics in informing diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative decision-making.||KP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Managing for herd/flock/colony health, welfare and productivity.
The vet as an educator and welfare advocate including the 3Rs and the five freedoms.
Preventative veterinary medicine in intensively reared and laboratory animals raised for research, including flock/herd/unit health monitoring and disease prevention strategies.
Clinical examination and inspection of intensively reared animals.
Problem solving at a population level including interpreting diagnostic test results.
Managing common diseases in intensively reared animals throughout their lifecycle including management, nutritional and growth related disorders.
Intensive production animal therapeutics and responsible medicines use.
Recognising when euthanasia is appropriate and how to perform it humanely.
Assessment and management of disorders in intensively farmed animals that are kept for backyard or companion uses (pigs & poultry).
One health – protecting the public and the food chain from zoonoses.
Sustainability of intensive livestock production.
The Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS)
Presentations and Practicals – 12 hours
Poultry diagnostics and backyard techniques
Intensive livestock farm visit
Laboratory animal welfare
Self-directed clinical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide students with opportunities to:
Develop, reinforce and apply essential clinical and professional skills in intensive and laboratory animal practice.
Develop, reinforce and apply problem-solving skills at a population (and sometimes individual) level through case based learning.
Practice communicating about health and welfare related issues in intensive production animal practice.
Gain a deeper understanding of the role of the veterinarian as an animal care advocate in intensive and laboratory animal practice.
Reinforce a holistic view of care of intensive production animals including nutrition, husbandry and welfare.
Develop, rehearse and perform day one clinical skills, in the context of simulation training and making use of live animal resources if appropriate.
Take responsibility for their own independent learning and develop skills in reflective practice.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures (including flipped classroom)
Small group practical teaching
Case based learning
Self-directed individual and group learning
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
Problem-solving and case-management skills at a population (and sometimes individual) level.
Knowledge of production animal health management protocols.
Communicate with the client.
Understanding of the relationships between life-stage, disease risk and preventative strategies, health and welfare.
Demonstrate day one clinical skills, in the context of simulation training and making use of live animal resources if appropriate, within a must-pass clinical skills portfolio.
Thus, summative assessment for this module consists of:
Written examination (70%)
Written reports (30%)
Group written case report (15%)
Clinical pathology report (15%)
MUST PASS 80% of the components within the clinical skills portfolio (OSCE’s)
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative MCQ’s on Surreylearn
Reading list for CLINICAL MODULE 1 - INTENSIVE PRODUCTION AND LABORATORY ANIMAL SYSTEMS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/vms4002
Programmes this module appears in
|Veterinary Medicine and Science BVMSci (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% and pass 80% of stations within the clinical skills portfolio is required to pass the module. The pass mark of the stations will use regression standard setting.|
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