FUNDAMENTALS OF VETERINARY PRACTICE III : ANAESTHESIA, SURGERY AND PATIENT CARE - 2018/9
Module code: VMS4001
This module covers the knowledge required for day one competencies in anaesthesia, surgery and patient care in domestic animals and other species. This module will allow the student to actively participate in all aspects of a routine spay or neuter case to further develop the skills and attributes required when performing surgical procedures in clinical practice.
School of Veterinary Medicine
BLEVINS Melanie (Vet Med)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
JACs code: D210
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of all the prior years’ modules in the BVMSci programme
Lectures will provide the knowledge required for day one competencies in anaesthesia, surgery and patient care in domestic animals and other species
This practical sessions will allow the student to actively participate in all aspects of a routine spay or neuter case to further develop the skills and attributes required when performing surgical procedures in clinical practice.
Revision of preparation of the surgery team, patient for sterile surgery, equipment that will be used for anaesthesia and anaesthesia protocols including perioperative pain management, of the procedures and protocols that will be used in surgery.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||CONTINUOUS COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DURING ELECTIVE NEUTERING PROCEDURES||10|
|Examination||WRITTEN ASSESSMENT OF PRODUCTION ANIMAL, EQUINE AND EXOTIC ANAESTHESIA, SURGICAL PROCEDURES AND PATIENT CARE||30|
|Examination||WRITTEN ASSESSMENT OF SMALL ANIMAL ANAESTHESIA, SURGICAL PROCEDURES AND PATIENT CARE||40|
|Pass/Fail competencies||CLINICAL SKILLS PORTFOLIO (OSCE)||Pass/Fail|
|School-timetabled exam/test||ONLINE OR IN CLASS TESTS SEMESTER 1||10|
|School-timetabled exam/test||ONLINE OR IN CLASS TESTS SEMESTER 2||10|
Continuous competency based assessment of clinical and professional skills during elective neutering procedures in the absence of live animals. Assessment of competence using does not necessarily require the use of live animals. If live animals are not available assessment will be made based on interaction with simulated case material and clinical skills models. Assessment will not be based on the ability to perform individual clinical skills, as this would constitute an OSCE. The performance of clinical skills will be used, with other information, to inform the entrustment decision.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are able to:
describe appropriate anaesthesia/analgesia regimes in the domestic species
describe important and frequently performed surgical procedures in the domestic species
recognise the significance of more specialised procedures in domestic species
devise an appropriate management plan including:
preoperative patient assessment
therapeutics, pain management and fluid therapy
Prepare, plan and perform safe, effective and appropriate anaesthesia, surgery and patient care for elective neutering procedures in companion animals.
Thus, summative assessment for this module consists of:
Continuous competency based assessment of clinical and professional skills during elective neutering procedures in companion animals. 10%
Online or in class tests. 20% (10% per semester)
Written assessment of production animal, equine and exotic animal anaesthesia, surgical procedures and patient care. 30%
Written assessment of small animal anaesthesia, surgical procedures and patient care. 40%
Clinical skills portfolio (OSCE) 0%
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessments: Instructor and peer assessments 0%
Further information on Qualifying Conditions
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. The pass mark of the stations will use regression standard setting.
- Be able to describe appropriate anaesthesia/analgesia regimes in the domestic species,
- Be able to describe important and frequently performed surgical procedures in the domestic species
- Recognise the significance of more specialised procedures in domestic species,
- Devise an appropriate management plan including: preoperative patient assessment, therapeutics, pain management and fluid therapy, post-operative care;
- Prepare, plan and perform safe, effective and appropriate anaesthesia, surgery and patient care for elective neutering procedures in companion animals.
|001||Combine interdisciplinary knowledge across all the basic scientific and clinical subjects to understand the performance of safe anaesthesia and sterile surgery||KCP|
|002||Demonstrate their technical skills in the safe performance of anaesthetic equipment and surgery||KP|
|003||Demonstrate their competence in performing a clinical examination and pre-anaesthetic assessment of patients||KCPT|
|004||Assess animal behaviour, considering the effects of pain peri-operatively and communicate the needs for the care of the animal to the owner or agent.||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 207
Lecture Hours: 66
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enhance the students’ technical skills using practicals
Enhance the students’ physical examination skills
Enhance the team cooperation between the students by assigning various roles from week to week
Increase their level of confidence in these complex tasks by repetition over a year within a safe, supportive and closely supervised environment.
Enhance the students’ knowledge of anaesthesia, surgery and patient care
Enhancement of clinical skills using appropriate clinical skills laboratory stations
The learning and teaching methods include:
Audio-visual material, didactic lectures and interactive discussions
Self-directed and peer learning using appropriate clinical skills laboratory stations.
Small group discussions, practicals, one-on-one supervision of the surgery and induction processes, feedback on record keeping and client communications
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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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.