VETERINARY CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ANIMAL FORM, FUNCTION AND HEALTH B

VET1AFB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

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 Students must be admitted in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (SBVN) and must have passed VET1AFA

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

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

Laboratory manual for 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 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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and explain, using anatomical, directional and physiological terminology, the key anatomical features, locations, positions, and physiological functions of key organ systems in different species
02. Explain from an anatomical and physiological perspective, the signs displayed by animals in a range of common animal health conditions
03. Advise owners of the appropriate basic care and management of common animal health conditions
04. Integrate knowledge of the functional anatomy and physiology of individual body systems into a whole animal perspective
05. Demonstrate effective team work with peers by working constructively and collaboratively on group tasks

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
WIL Placement

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h 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 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 x 5 min pre-workshop online quizzes (850 words equivalent)2% eachWeeks 2-12

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

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

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

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).

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5