DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND ANAESTHESIA

VET2DIA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (SBVN) and have passed VET1VNA

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

Lavins Radiography for Veterinary Technicians

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBrown + Brown

Year2017

Edition/Volume6th Ed

PublisherElsevier

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Anaesthesia & Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThomas + Lerche

Year2016

Edition/Volume5thEd

PublisherElsevier

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Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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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 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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain, using scientific principles, how a range of modern imaging modalities operate, and why they may present as an occupational health hazard to personnel
02. Develop radiology practice procedures and documentation for a veterinary practice to ensure compliance with relevant regulatory and safety requirements
03. Perform a range of routine veterinary nursing radiological imaging procedures
04. Compare and contrast the physiological changes that a range of common anaesthetic agents will induce in a veterinary patient
05. Perform a range of anaesthetic management procedures
06. Design pain management approaches by integrating accurate pain scoring with knowledge of pain control, to help maximize veterinary patients' welfare outcomes

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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
One 3.50 h 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.
WIL placement

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*

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

N/AN/AN/ANo20 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

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2

One 40 min in class written test (600-words equivalent)short answer format

N/AN/AN/ANo15 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

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO6

25 minute clinical practicum (1,250-words equivalent) Direct observation of clinical procedures in the simulation laboratory Practical Skills Test

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO5