FUNDAMENTALS OF VETERINARY PRACTICE ONE - INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY, ANAESTHESIA IMAGING AND SURGERY - 2018/9
Module code: VMS3002
This module introduces the student to the concepts of pharmacology, anaesthesiology, surgery and imaging as they are relevant to veterinary practice. The material will be presented on line and the lecture times used as discussion sessions of the more difficult concepts as self-assessed by the students prior to class. Each area will be supported by practical sessions in the clinical skills lab to allow the students to apply the principles learned.
School of Veterinary Medicine
LANGTON Sean (Vet Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: D210
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of all first and second year BVMSci units
- Principles of Pharmacology
Lectures will introduce the pharmacological theory and the legal regulations underpinning medicines use in veterinary practice. Drug selection and prescribing practice will be reinforced in the practical class.
- Principles of anaesthesia
Lectures will describe the pharmacology of anaesthetic, sedative and analgesic drugs, their safe and effective use and perioperative patient management. The clinical skills essential to the practice of anaesthesia will be taught in the practical class.
- Imaging in Veterinary medicine:
Lectures will introduce the theory behind imaging practice, provide knowledge of radiation safety and discuss the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of images. Patient positioning, preparation and safe use of xray and ultrasound equipment will be reinforced in a practical class.
- Principles of surgery –
Lectures will provide the knowledge unpinning the practice of surgery and discuss the use of surgery in specific situations. The basic clinical skills used in the practice of surgery will be taught in the practical class.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||SUPERVISED ONLINE OR IN CLASS SHORT ANSWER TESTS||20|
|Pass/Fail competencies||CLINICAL SKILLS PORTFOLIO (OSCE)||Pass/Fail|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Practical skills in performing methods learned in the practical sessions
That they have taken full responsible for their own learning
Encourage teamwork and participation in group learning both in the practical sessions,
Content knowledge of general practice fundamentals of safety in the areas above
Content knowledge relating to the principles of the above disciplines
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Supervised On line or in class tests – 20%
Written examination – 80%
Clinical Skills Portfolio (OSCE) – PASS/FAIL
To pass the module, students are required to achieve a weighted aggregate mark of 50% and pass 80% of stations within the clinical skills portfolio
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessments: Instructor and peer assessments 0%
- Prepare the students for the transition to practice in the areas above by giving them practical skills and the theory under pinning the practice.
- Ensure that they are safe in the operation of ‘basic' imaging (including radiographic, ultrasound and endoscopic) equipment prior to beginning their clinical EMS rotations
- Ensure that the students will understand how to safely conduct themselves in an operating theatre, use appropriate attire, self-positioning and movements
- Ensure safe behaviour and operation in the handling of medicines including anaesthetic drugs and associated equipment
- Ensure that the students understand the regulations relating to the use of medicines (including anaesthetics), their handling, and withdrawal times for production animals. Special consideration of restricted and scheduled drugs and their handling
|1||Demonstrate the basic practical skills and theory under pinning the practice of medicine and surgery (including anaesthesia). RCVS KU 1, KU 8, RCVS 30, 32,||KCPT|
|2||Know how to safely operate ‘basic' imaging equipment and apply the principles of radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy in diagnostic investigations. RCVS 24||KPT|
|3||Show professional conduct within the operating theatre, using appropriate attire, self-positioning and movements; and create appropriate conditions for the conduct of aseptic and clean procedures. RCVS KU 11, RCVS 30, 31||KCPT|
|4||Perform suture techniques relevant to the various species RCVS 31||KPT|
|5||Demonstrate safe behaviour and operation in the handling of medicines (including anaesthetic drugs) and associated equipment. RCVS KU 8, RCVS 28, 29,31.||KPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 86
Lecture Hours: 37
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Provide hands on facility in each of the areas of the course
Provide a safe supportive environment to learn these essential skills prior to starting EMS rotations
To ensure that students understand the legal and workplace requirements prior to being placed in a clinical setting
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures, flipped classroom, small group sessions, case based scenarios, practical classes using real equipment and theatre setting, models for surgery and anesthesia training, image library for radiology and ultrasound training
- 3 lecture sessions per week (37 hours), 3 hours practicals average per week (27 hours)
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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