EXTRAMURAL STUDIES (EMS) - 2019/0

Module code: VMS5002

Module Overview

Requirement: 38 weeks in total of EMS

 

AHEMS (Animal Husbandry EMS): 12 weeks of AHEMS must be completed in the early part of your veterinary programme.

The 12 weeks must include:

· two weeks lambing (at least one week should be in the UK)

· two weeks equine animal handling (at least one week should be in the UK)

· two weeks other farm animal handling, i.e. calving/dairy farm. (at least one week should be Dairy and at least one week should in the UK)

· two weeks small/companion animal handling (at least one week should be in the UK)

· the remaining four weeks can be spent on other species or revisiting one of the above for further experience.

 

Preparatory EMS: 6 weeks follows after completing at least the 8 “core” weeks of AHEMS and can start from the summer vacation of Year 2 at the earliest. and must all be completed within UK veterinary practices and settings.

These six weeks must include:

· two weeks in a small animal practice

· two weeks in an equine veterinary practice

· two weeks at a farm/production animal practice

 

Clinical EMS: 20 weeks should ideally be completed by Year 5..

The 20 weeks must include:

· at least 2 weeks in an equine veterinary practice

· at least 2 weeks in a small animal veterinary practice at least 2 weeks in a farm animal veterinary practice

· at least 2 weeks in a Veterinary Pathology and Public Health (VPPH) setting (i.e. diagnostic laboratory, pathology laboratory, abattoir.) Further guidance on booking suitable VPPH placements is available on SurreyLearn.

These 8 weeks must be completed within UK veterinary practices and settings.

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

PARAMASIVAM Sharmini Julita (Vet Med)

Number of Credits: 0

ECTS Credits: 0

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N100

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

NA

Module content

NA

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Attendance only EXTRAMURAL STUDIES (EMS) Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment

NA

Assessment Strategy

Completion

Module aims

  • develop handling skills and husbandry knowledge for a variety of species including common domestic species, equine, farm animals and within animal and food industries
  • Undertake at least three different types of placements to explore the range of veterinary work ideally within multi-vet and multi-species practices
  • Focus primarily on observing the vets and vet nurses’ day to day activities in and understand how veterinary practice works but limit your involvement with surgical clinical work

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Develop handling skills and husbandry knowledge for a variety of species including common domestic species, equine, farm animals and within animal and food industries KP
002 Develop communication skills with animal owners K
003 Develop an understanding of veterinary public health education KPT
004 Understand a typical caseload and the management of this type of veterinary practice CKPT
005 Experience cases from admission to conclusion to understand all elements required to deal with patients and their owners KP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

NA

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.

Reading list

Reading list for EXTRAMURAL STUDIES (EMS) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/vms5002

Other information

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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 2019/0 academic year.