EQUINE HEALTH SYSTEMS
Credit points: 15
This subject aims to develop the knowledge and skills required for successful and economically-rational equine health management. The ability to recognise and evaluate problems early and determine the need for veterinary attention versus treatment by non-veterinary personnel is fundamental to such management. This subject is not designed to develop expert diagnostic skills and does not equip students to prescribe treatments. Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be able to recognise the clinical signs of an ill horse, triage the significance of the presenting clinical problem, seek veterinary assistance when required, and appropriately manage the recovery of the horse. This subject develops the knowledge required for graduates to form a productive working partnership with an attending veterinarian in the health management of the horses under their care.
Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (SBVN) or Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology (SBATE)
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Equine medicine, surgery and reproduction
AuthorMair, T, Love, S, Schumacher, J, Smith, R & Frazer, G
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required36 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro
WBL addtional requirementsWIL Placement at Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Facilities.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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.
WIL Placement at Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Facilities
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.
6 x 10 min online tutorial questions (1000 word equivalent) Fortnightly. 5% each
|Other||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Literature Review (1200 words) Review of scholarly publications on a common equine disease
Reflective Practical Class Journal (600 words equivalent) Journal records of horse health and procedures performed in practical classes to be documented. Students reflect upon their performance of skills, and consider how they could be further improved in the future (1500 unstructured journal words equivalent to approx. 600 essay words)
|Other||Individual||No||15||SILO1, SILO4, SILO5|
1.5-hour written examination (1500 words equivalent) Written assessment of all theoretical content covered in the subject (1500 word equivalent)
|Other written exam||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|