VETERINARY CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES: ANIMAL FORM, FUNCTION AND HEALTH A

VET1AFA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject integrates functional animal anatomy and physiology with its intimate relationship with an animal' state of health. Students undertake and/or observe some dissections, and practice safe tissue and instrument handling. A range of common health related case studies are examined for each body system. Knowledge of common breed anatomical abnormalities and their physiological, health and welfare implications are embedded into the case study learning approach. Safe animal handling is included in this subject, ensuring students learn and practice how to safely handle and restrain a range of common animal species before they undertake placement. Work integrated learning (WIL) is included in this subject, allowing students to apply their class based learning to real life contexts with veterinary teams. Students will participate in assessing, running diagnostic tests and nursing patients during placement. This subject is a pre-requisite for Animal Form, Function and Health B.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Laboratory manual for clinical anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorColville, T & Bassert, J

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd edn

PublisherElsevier

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Clinical anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorColville, T & Bassert, J

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd edn

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required36 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirements24 hrs - Safe animal handling and restraint (hurdle). 12 hours - WIL placement preparation sessions, on campus initially and then at Lort Smith. During COVID - virtual WBL placements are being used to assist students to achieve ILOs.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate strategies and skills required to safely handle, restrain, and interact with, a range of common animal species
02. Identify a range of common animal species, breeds and types of relevance for veterinary nurses working in Australia
03. Identify and describe, using correct anatomical and directional terminology, a range of basic/primary anatomical features, locations and positions
04. Explain the relationship between an animal' anatomy and physiology and the functioning of a range of organ systems in different species
05. Explain the signs displayed by animals in a range of common animal ailments/conditions and the appropriate basic care and management advice for owners from an anatomical and physiological perspective.
06. Demonstrate effective team work with peers by working constructively and collaboratively on group tasks

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 3.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Week 1 only: Safe animal handling and restraint (hurdle)

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
WIL placement preparation sessions, on campus initially and then at Lort Smith

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Delivered as reading material, quizzes, video clips

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Safe animal interactions, handling and restraint practical assessmentHurdle IndividualVital for Work health and safetyStudents MUST satisfactorily pass this assessment before being allowed to undertake clinical placementIndividualStudents observed in safe animal handling and restraint workshops during the first intensive week of semester 1. Each student is required to interact appropriately with live animals or models, and perform safe handling & restraint methods.

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1

10 x 5 minute Pre-workshop online Quizzes (850 words equivalent)2% eachWeeks 2 -12

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

3 x In class tests (total 2000 words equivalent)Individual exercise; Multiple choice and short answer questionsThree tests - 1 x 10%, 25 minutes, 400 words equivalent- 2 x 20%, 50 minutes, 800 words equivalent

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Team Case Study Report and 12 min oral presentation (1200 words equivalent/student total)Team of 4 studentsWritten Case Study report (20%, 800 words) Group prepares a written report explaining from an anatomical and physiological perspective: the signs displayed by animals in a case study of common animal health condition; and the basic care and management advice for owners (from an abilities perspective). Group oral presentation (10%, 3 minutes per member, 400 words) - student group orally

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5, SILO6