CLINICAL PRACTICE 3 -DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS, TREATMENT - HAEMOPOIETIC, NEURO, ENDOCRINE & ORGANS OF SPECIAL SENSES SYSTEMS - 2018/9
Module code: VMS3006
This module aims to deliver the core knowledge and skills required for the clinical evaluation, diagnostic investigation, management and therapy of conditions affecting the haemopoietic, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses across all veterinary species
School of Veterinary Medicine
MCINTYRE Shona Louise (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 year units
1. Disorders of the special senses
1.1 Conditions of the eye (adnexa globe and orbit) &ndash diagnosis and treatment and prognosis
1.2 Conditions of the eye (conjunctiva and cornea) &ndash diagnosis and treatment and prognosis
1.3 Conditions of the eye (lens and anterior chamber) &ndash diagnosis and treatment and prognosis &ndash emergency management of the red eye.
1.4 Conditions of the eye (posterior chamber and optic nerve) &ndash diagnosis and treatment and prognosis. Screening for retinal disease
1.5 Therapeutics for ophthalmic disease
1.6 Equine ophthalmology
1.7 Ophthalmology for exotic pets
2. Neurological disease
2.1 Neurological examination including cranial nerve disorders (excluding special senses)
Conditions of altered mentation and behaviour (forebrain disease) &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
2.2 Trauma to the neurological system, head trauma, spinal trauma, nerve injuries &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
2.3 Seizures and epilepsy &ndash treatment and management
2.4 Ataxia and vestibular disease (Cerebellum, brain stem, spinal ear)
2.5 Weakness (spinal, neuromuscular &ndash nerve, NM junction, muscle)
2.6 Equine neurology
2.7 Behavioural problems
2.8 Commonly encountered problems
3. Haemopoietic disorders and their presentations
3.1 Anaemia &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
3.2 Bleeding disorders and coagulopathies &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis Polycythemia &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
Immune-mediated disorders &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
3.3 Platelet disorders &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
Bleeding disorders and coagulopathies &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Blood transfusion
3.4 Neoplasia of the haemopoietic and lymphatic systems &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
3.5 Therapeutics for the haemopoietic and lymphatic systems, chemotherapy
3.6 Therapeutics for the haemopoietic and lymphatic systems, immune mediated disease and immunosuppression
4. Endocrine disorders
4.1 Thyroid disorders &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
4.2 Parathyroid disorders &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
4.3 Pancreas disorders (Diabetes and insulinoma) &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
4.4 Adrenal and Pituitary disorders &ndash diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
4.5 Equine endocrine disorders
4.6 Therapeutics for the endocrine system &ndash Thyroid replacements, Calcium supplementation, Vitamin D, adrenal function modifiers, Thyroid suppressants, PTHrp, insulin formulations
4.7 Nutrition for the endocrine patient
Ophthalmology: Diagnostic and therapeutic interventions involved in ophthalmology.
Assessing conditions of the neurological system - CNS and PNS examination &ndash dog and horse, videos cattle, sheep with neurologic disorders
Assessing conditions of the haematopoietic system &ndash clinical pathology rich case-based studies with cost of cytology, FNAs of regional lymph nodes, bone marrow biopsy explained
Blood transfusion basics &ndash go through the unit bags, demonstration of blood collection at a charity or locally? What is platelet-rich plasma, vs. whole blood vs. fresh plasma, blood replacement products and when do we use them?
Workup of costs of various cases &ndash on-line resources for costs of drugs, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||SUPERVISED ONLINE OR IN CLASS SESSIONS||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 a clinical examination of these systems in relevant veterinary species
Content knowledge of conditions, their therapeutic options and prognosis
Knowledge of the drugs relevant to these systems
Understanding of the costs of therapies for the various conditions
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%
- To give the students the skills to diagnose and treat and give a prognosis for diseases of the organs of special sense, endocrine, nervous and haemopoietic systems in livestock, companion and the other veterinary species.
- To gain knowledge of the therapeutic agents relevant to the systems above.
|1||Apply core structure, function and pathophysiological knowledge to common clinical scenarios of the haemopoietic, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special sense RCVS 18,22,24 KU 5,||KT|
|2||Establish a holistic clinical approach to animals with haemopoietic, neurological, endocrine and organs of special sense disorders, including integration of detailed system-specific examinations. RCVS 5, 16,18, 20||KCPT|
|3||Assess the different clinical presentations associated with conditions of the haemopoietic, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special sense and formulate differential diagnoses. RCVS 21, 22 KU 5||KCT|
|4||Develop knoweldge and skills appropriate to the investigation of haemopoietic, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special sense disorders and apply evidence-based clinical reasoning to establish a diagnosis and assess prognostic indicators. RCVS 10, 12, 22, 24||KCPT|
|5||Recommend appropriate medical and surgical interventions in the management and treatment of conditions affecting the haemopoietic, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special sense, and determine control measures appropriate for disease prevention RCVS 19, 20, 34, 37 KU 8, KU 9||KPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 93
Lecture Hours: 37
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Provide thorough understanding of the clinical conditions of the organs of special sense, endocrine, neurological and haemopoietic systems in the various veterinary species &ndash their diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Highlight the similarities of the disease processes across the species and allow the concept of One Health, One Medicine to be considered for some conditions.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures, flipped classroom, small group sessions, practical classes using image libraries, practical with clinical pathology specimens and costings, videos of surgcial conditions, live animal examination
3-4 lectures per week (37 hours), 2 hours practicals average per week (20 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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