FUNDAMENTALS OF VETERINARY PRACTICE III : ANAESTHESIA, SURGERY AND PATIENT CARE - 2017/8
Module code: VMS4001
School of Veterinary Medicine
COCKCROFT P Prof (Vet Med)
Number of Credits
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
N/A 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. The pass mark of the stations will used regression standard setting.
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of all the prior years’ modules in the BVMSci programme
This module covers the knowledge required for day one competencies in anaesthesia, surgery and patient care in domestic animals and other species. This module will allow the student to actively participate in all aspects of a routine spay or neuter case to further develop the skills and attributes required when performing surgical procedures in clinical practice.
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Lectures will provide the knowledge required for day one competencies in anaesthesia, surgery and patient care in domestic animals and other species
This practical sessions will allow the student to actively participate in all aspects of a routine spay or neuter case to further develop the skills and attributes required when performing surgical procedures in clinical practice.
Revision of preparation of the surgery team, patient for sterile surgery, equipment that will be used for anaesthesia and anaesthesia protocols including perioperative pain management, of the procedures and protocols that will be used in surgery.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enhance the students’ technical skills using practicals
Enhance the students’ physical examination skills
Enhance the team cooperation between the students by assigning various roles from week to week
Increase their level of confidence in these complex tasks by repetition over a year within a safe, supportive and closely supervised environment.
Enhance the students’ knowledge of anaesthesia, surgery and patient care
Enhancement of clinical skills using appropriate clinical skills laboratory stations
The learning and teaching methods include:
Audio-visual material, didactic lectures and interactive discussions
Self-directed and peer learning using appropriate clinical skills laboratory stations.
Small group discussions, practicals, one-on-one supervision of the surgery and induction processes, feedback on record keeping and client communications
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are able to:
describe appropriate anaesthesia/analgesia regimes in the domestic species
describe important and frequently performed surgical procedures in the domestic species
recognise the significance of more specialised procedures in domestic species
devise an appropriate management plan including:
preoperative patient assessment
therapeutics, pain management and fluid therapy
Prepare, plan and perform safe, effective and appropriate anaesthesia, surgery and patient care for elective neutering procedures in companion animals.
Thus, summative assessment for this module consists of:
Continuous competency based assessment of clinical
and professional skills during elective neutering
procedures in companion animals. 20%
Written assessment of production animal and equine anaesthesia, surgical procedures and patient care. 30%
Written assessment of anaesthesia, surgical procedures and patient care of companion animals, non-traditional companion animals and wildlife.50%
Clinical skills portfolio (OSCE) 0%
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessments: Instructor and peer assessments 0%
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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.