Surrey University Stag

VETERINARY MEDICINE 2 - 2023/4

Module code: VMS3011

Module Overview

This module provides an introduction to topics pertinent to professional practice and career planning. This module also presents the clinical conditions of the urinary, reproductive, haemopoietic, neurological and endocrine systems as well as conditions of the organs of special senses across all veterinary species, the means of their diagnosis and their therapy both with medical and surgical interventions. By presenting conditions across the species, the commonality of disease process and similarities of therapies are illustrated. The species specific therapies will also be highlighted.

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

AUGER Emily (Vet Med)

Number of Credits: 45

ECTS Credits: 22.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: D210

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 300

Lecture Hours: 91

Seminar Hours: 10

Practical/Performance Hours: 49

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Fundamentals of Veterinary Practice 2

Communication


  • Client relationships

  • Euthanasia and bereavement

  • Communicating in challenging situations



Law


  • Legislation governing animals, society and business



Business


  • Practice management



Ethics


  • Ethical frameworks and decision making

  • Ethical dilemmas



Clinical reasoning


  • How veterinary surgeons make clinical decisions



Clinical governance


  • How does being human affect our practice

  • How can patient safety within veterinary practice be improved



Pharmacy Practice


  • The safe handling, storage and disposal of medicines

  • The Cascade and withdrawal periods

  • The safe handling and disposal of clinical  waste



Careers

Explore different career paths open to veterinary graduates

Clinical Practice 3

Special sense organs


  • Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases affecting the ocular system. Diagnostic and interventional techniques related to the eye will be taught in the practical classes.



 Neurological System


  • Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases affecting the neurological system. Assessment of the neurological system will be taught in practical classes.



Haemopoietic System


  • Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases affecting the haemopoietic system. Diagnostic techniques related to this system will be taught in practical classes.



 Endocrine System


  • Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases affecting the endocrine system.



Clinical Practice 4

Reproductive System


  • Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of condition conditions of the reproductive tract and neonate. Diagnostic and interventional techniques related to the reproductive tract and neonate will be taught in the practical classes.



 Urinary System


  • Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of urinary conditions. The clinical skills associated with examination and management of urology cases will be taught in the practical classes.


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PORTFOLIO Pass/Fail
Examination Online ONLINE (CLOSED BOOK) MCQ EXAM FIXED START TIME (90 MINUTES) 30
Examination Online ONLINE (CLOSED BOOK) SAQ EXAM FIXED START TIME (120 MINUTES) 70
Examination OSCE Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:


  • Practical skills

  • That they have taken full responsibility for their own learning 

  • Teamwork and participation in group learning both in the practical sessions and group presentations 

  • Content knowledge relating to the subject areas of module units



Thus, the summative assessment for this core module consists of:


  • Written Examination: Multiple Choice Questions – 30% (90 minutes)

  • Written Examination: Short Answer Questions – 70% (120 minutes)

  • Portfolio – PASS/FAIL

  •  OSCE – PASS/FAIL



 

To pass the module students are required to achieve a weighted aggregate mark of 50% in the Written Examinations and obtain a pass in the Portfolio and OSCE.

In order to obtain a pass in the Portfolio students must complete all of the following elements:


  • Clinical Skills Log (completion of peer led clinical skills log)

  • Reflective Essay (submission of reflective essay and completion of peer-feedback on the submission of another student)

  • In Class Test (completion of formative online test)

  • Communication Simulations (completion of a group communication simulation with peer feedback)

  • Grand Rounds (submission of group work and attendance at presentations)

  • Clinical Examination Assessment (pass the dog examination pass/fail assessment)



In order to obtain a pass in the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), the student must pass 80% of stations within the OSCE.

Module aims

  • Provide students with the foundation knowledge and non-clinical skills required for veterinary practice and includes, inter alia, practice management, clinical reasoning, patient safety considerations, and the ethical and legal responsibilities pertinent to veterinary surgeons
  • Foster continued development of independent learners
  • Encourage consideration of diverse career opportunities
  • Develop students’ understanding of bereavement and the euthanasia process and develop communication skills to deal with challenging conversations
  • Develop students understanding of the requirements of pharmacy practice, clinical waste management and the need for pharmacovigilance
  • Deliver the core knowledge and skills required for the clinical evaluation, diagnostic intervention, management and therapy of conditions affecting the urinary, reproductive, haemopoietic, nervous, endocrine systems and the organs of specials senses across all veterinary species

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Ref
001 Demonstrate ability to use ethical frameworks and knowledge of legislation to inform decision making in professional and animal welfare matters RCVS 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 14, 31, 38, 41, 44 KU 7,12
002 Demonstrate strategic thinking, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial skills within a veterinary context RCVS 2, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, KU 11
003 Demonstrate the ability to communicate successfully in a variety of challenging situations RCVS 1, 2, 9, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 35 KU11
004 Describe the critical thinking and decision-making processes required for advanced professional practice RCVS 3, 11, 12, 14, 24 KU 1
005 Make recommendations for the improvement of patient safety RCVS 2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 44
006 Demonstrate understanding of the requirements for the safe handling, storage and disposal of veterinary medicines and clinical waste and the need for pharmacovigilance RCVS 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 15, 16, 19, 23, 44 KU8
007 Discuss career development opportunities open to the new veterinary graduate RCVS 11, 14, 15
008 Apply core structure, function and pathophysiological knowledge to common clinical scenarios of the reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses RCVS 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35
009 Establish a holistic clinical approach to animals reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses including integration of detailed system-specific examinations RCVS 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37
010 Assess the different clinical presentations associated with conditions of the reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses and formulate differential diagnoses RCVS 13, 14, 20, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38
011 Develop knowledge and technical skills appropriate to the investigation of the reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses and apply clinical reasoning to perform a diagnosis and assess diagnostic and prognostic indicators RCVS 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 32
012 Recommend appropriate medical and surgical interventions in the management and treatment of conditions affecting the reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses and determine control measures appropriate to disease prevention RCVS 8, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 30, 34, 35

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

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

  • Ensure that students understand the legal and workplace requirements prior to being placed in a clinical setting

  • Provide deep understanding of the clinical conditions of the urinary, reproductive, haemopoietic, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses – 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, case based scenarios, virtual learning material, practical classes using real and simulated equipment, clinical pathology specimens, models, image video and audio libraries, cadaveric surgical studies and live animal examination


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

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Other information

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Veterinary Medicine and Science BVMSci (Hons) 2 Compulsory A 50% weighted aggregate with one or more units of assessments having to be passed at 50% is required to pass the module

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 2023/4 academic year.