VETERINARY TEAM STUDIES: INTRODUCTION TO EQUINE STUDIES

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This elective subject offers students the opportunity to gain important underpinning basic equine knowledge and skills relevant to Equine Veterinary Team Members and to successful participation in the recommended further Equine elective subjects through the Bachelor of Equine Studies # Equine Health, Equine Herd Health, Equine Reproduction and Equine Reproductive Management. Students will also examine the range of roles available for Equine Veterinary Nurses. In some of the later BVN Nursing Practice subjects, students who are keen on Equine Nursing will also be able to undertake experience blocks in relevant equine nursing areas.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDamian Spencer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate basic knowledge and an applied understanding of a range of equine specific areas including: breeds/types, identification, anatomy and physiology, conformation, gait characteristics, equine behaviour, basic clinical examination, and equine nutrition

Activities:
Students will be introduced to basic equine knowledge and skills and tested in active learning worshops on their applied understanding using short answers, MCQs as well as short answer referenced responses with diagrams and solutions. Students will be exposed to live and simulated horses. Students will undertake practical classes at NMIT#s Northern Lodge Thoroughbred Stud and will be rostered on to assist with stud work throughout the semester.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate the ability to safely handle and restrain horses and to perform routine animal management procedures

Activities:
Students must demonstrate competent handling and restraint of horses. Students will undertake practical classes at NMIT#s Northern Lodge Thoroughbred Stud and will be rostered on to assist with stud work throughout the semester.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Create an annual calendar for the care and management of the horses on an equine stud

Activities:
Students will apply their knowledge on equine care to design an annual care routine and will be tested using short answer referenced responses with diagrams and solutions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop educational videos on a range of routine equine stud animal care and management activities with a group of peers

Activities:
Working in teams, students will create and present educational videos demonstrating and explaining how to perform a range of routine activities, e.g. cleaning out an animal#s feet, cleaning and preparing a stall, feeding out, etc. Students will critique their final product.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Identify an equine nursing role either nationally or internationally which appeals as a future career, and plan a pathway towards achieving that goal

Activities:
Students will examin a range of roles available for Equine Veterinary Nursing and develop an equine nursing career plan. Students are to investigate the range of available options, identify one of potential interest, and plan a logical pathway to achieving that goal. Identify a role model Develop a flowchart outlining a career pathway.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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