FUNDAMENTALS OF VETERINARY PRACTICE ONE - INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY, ANAESTHESIA IMAGING AND SURGERY - 2017/8

Module code: VMS3002

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

LANGTON S Mr (Vet Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

D300

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 37

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test SUPERVISED ONLINE OR IN CLASS SHORT ANSWER TESTS 20
Examination WRITTEN EXAMINATION 80
Practical based assessment CLINICAL SKILLS PORTFOLIO (OSCE) Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment

N/A  

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of all first and second year BVMSci units

Module overview

This module introduces the student to the concepts of pharmacology, anaesthesiology, surgery and imaging as they are relevant to veterinary practice. The material will be presented on line and the lecture times used as discussion sessions of the more difficult concepts as self-assessed by the students prior to class.  Each area will be supported by practical sessions in the clinical skills lab to allow the students to apply the principles learned. 

Module aims

Prepare the students for the transition to practice in the areas above by giving them practical skills and the theory under pinning the practice.

Ensure that they are safe in the operation of ‘basic' imaging (including radiographic, ultrasound and endoscopic) equipment prior to beginning their clinical EMS rotations

Ensure that the students will understand how to safely conduct themselves in an operating theatre, use appropriate attire, self-positioning and movements

Ensure safe behaviour and operation in the handling of medicines including anaesthetic drugs and associated equipment

Ensure that the students understand the regulations relating to the use of medicines (including anaesthetics), their handling, and withdrawal times for production animals. Special consideration of restricted and scheduled drugs and their handling

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate the basic practical skills and theory under pinning the practice of medicine and surgery (including anaesthesia). RCVS KU 1, KU 8, RCVS 30, 32, KCPT
Know how to safely operate ‘basic' imaging equipment and apply the principles of radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy in diagnostic investigations. RCVS 24 KPT
Show professional conduct within the operating theatre, using appropriate attire, self-positioning and movements; and create appropriate conditions for the conduct of aseptic and clean procedures. RCVS KU 11, RCVS 30, 31 KCPT
Perform suture techniques relevant to the various species RCVS 31 KPT
Demonstrate safe behaviour and operation in the handling of medicines (including anaesthetic drugs) and associated equipment. RCVS KU 8, RCVS 28, 29,31. KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content






Principles of Pharmacology





Lectures will introduce the pharmacological theory and the legal regulations underpinning medicines use in veterinary practice. Drug selection and prescribing practice will be reinforced in the practical class.





Principles of anaesthesia





Lectures will describe the pharmacology of anaesthetic, sedative and analgesic drugs, their safe and effective use and perioperative patient management. The clinical skills essential to the practice of anaesthesia will be taught in the practical class.





Imaging in Veterinary medicine:





Lectures will introduce the theory behind imaging practice, provide knowledge of radiation safety and discuss the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of images. Patient positioning, preparation and safe use of xray and ultrasound equipment will be reinforced in a practical class.





Principles of surgery –





Lectures will provide the knowledge unpinning the practice of surgery and discuss the use of surgery in specific situations. The basic clinical skills used in the practice of surgery will be taught in the practical class.




Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Provide hands on facility in each of the areas of the course

Provide a safe supportive environment to learn these essential skills prior to starting EMS rotations

To ensure that students understand the legal and workplace requirements prior to being placed in a clinical setting

The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures, flipped classroom, small group sessions, case based scenarios, practical classes using real equipment and theatre setting, models for surgery and anesthesia training, image library for radiology and ultrasound training



3 lecture sessions per week (37 hours), 3 hours practicals average per week (27 hours)

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

Practical skills in performing methods learned in the practical sessions

That they have taken full responsible for their own learning

Encourage teamwork and participation in group learning both in the practical sessions,

Content knowledge of general practice fundamentals of safety in the areas above

Content knowledge relating to the principles of the above disciplines

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Supervised On line or in class tests – 20%

Written examination – 80%

Clinical Skills Portfolio (OSCE) – PASS/FAIL

To pass the module, students are required to achieve a weighted aggregate mark of 50% and pass 80% of stations within the clinical skills portfolio

Formative assessment and feedback

Formative assessments: Instructor and peer assessments 0%

 

Reading list

Reading list for FUNDAMENTALS OF VETERINARY PRACTICE ONE - INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY, ANAESTHESIA IMAGING AND SURGERY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/vms3002

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Veterinary Medicine and Science BVMSci (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.