VETERINARY CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ANIMAL FORM, FUNCTION AND HEALTH B
Credit points: 15
This subject builds on learning in Animal Form, Function and Health A with a continued examination of the functional anatomy and physiology of body systems. Topic areas, including fluid regulation and thermoregulation, will also be introduced where students will integrate the body systems into a whole animal perspective. Case studies will be used to explain an animal's overall physiological response to a number of diseases, and to assist students to further develop their collaborative problem solving skills. Through their Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement, students will continue to assist with the care and management of animal patients, including assisting within veterinary teams to assess, undertake diagnostic tests and nurse patients. The WIL placement will enable students to see the relevance of the subject to real-world veterinary practice.
Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (SBVN) and must have passed VET1AFA
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Clinical anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians
AuthorColville, T & Bassert, J
Laboratory manual for clinical anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians
AuthorColville, T & Bassert, J
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required37 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro
WBL addtional requirementsDuring COVID - virtual WBL placements are being used to assist students to achieve ILOs safely.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Delivered as reading material, quizzes, video clips.
WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
10 x 5 min pre-workshop online quizzes (850 words equivalent)2% eachWeeks 2-12
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3 x In class tests (total 2000 words equivalent)Individual exerciseMultiple choice and short answer formatThree tests - 10%, 25 minutes, 400 words equivalent- 2 x 20%, 50 minutes, 800 words equivalent
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12 min Team Oral Presentation (400 words equivalent/student)Oral presentation by group of 4 students (3 minutes/student)Prepare and present to the class on the anatomy and physiology of an assigned area / organ system
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Team Animal Care Report and oral presentation (total 800 words equivalent/student)Team of 4 studentsWritten Case Study report (10%, 400 words) - Group prepares a written report summarizing in a tabulated form, the signs displayed by animals in a case study of common animal health condition; how the condition impacts on the animals anatomy and physiology from a system and whole animal perspective, and the basic care and management advice for owners (from an abilities perspective).
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