EXTRAMURAL STUDIES (EMS) - 2022/3
Module code: VMS5002
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
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.
School of Veterinary Medicine
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
Overall student workload
Crosses academic years
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Attendance only||EXTRAMURAL STUDIES (EMS)||Pass/Fail|
- 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
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
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 2022/3 academic year.