DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND ANAESTHESIA
Credit points: 15
This subject examines the applied science of imaging, anaesthesia and pain control and it teaches students how to integrate theory with practice. Students refine these clinical skills through simulated settings and work integrated learning placements. During placement, students will participate in a surgical operating theatre, so that anaesthetic induction, maintenance and recovery of animals can be observed and skills applied. Under supervision of the veterinary team, students will assess the pain levels of medical and surgical patients, as well as assist with imaging procedures, such as radiology and ultrasonography, on a range of veterinary cases.
Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (SBVN) and have passed VET1VNA
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Lavins Radiography for Veterinary Technicians
AuthorBrown + Brown
Anaesthesia & Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians
AuthorThomas + Lerche
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required42 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 where possible.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.50 hours placement - off site per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour 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 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
10 x 5 min pre-workshop online quizzes (850-words equivalent)2% eachWeeks 2 -12
|N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
Team radiology report (600-words per student)Team submission4 students/teamTeam develops practice procedures and legal compliance documents for a veterinary clinic for radiological procedures
One 40 min in class written test (600-words equivalent)short answer format
|N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
Pain management case study report (800-words)Individual assessment; student to reflect on an analgesia case from WIL and design an appropriate pain management plan
25 minute clinical practicum (1,250-words equivalent) Direct observation of clinical procedures in the simulation laboratory Practical Skills Test