Module title: Veterinary Science in Action

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: VET07105
Module leader: Clare Taylor
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Clare Taylor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Core material will be presented to students through tutorials, Moodle/ VLE based presentations, student workbooks and weekly on-line activities (LOs 1, 4, 5 &6). The importance of anatomy and physiology in understanding the normal function of a healthy animal and the potential sources of dysfunction will be emphasised (LO 2). Case logs will be used to help develop fluency in the use of anatomical and physiological terms. (LO 3 and 6). Case logs will be systems- based and will be added to the anatomical e-portfolio created in module VET07101.





Formative Assessment:
Formative Assessment
1. Weekly participation in VLE based quizzes
2. Discussion fora.



Summative Assessment:
1. Ten 200 word, illustrated enhancements of monographs based on clinical observations of 10 body systems whilst in practice, covering learning outcomes (LO 2 and 3). To be submitted formatively progressively from week 2-13. 40% of module assessment.
2. Two hour digital, online examination, containing 30 multiple choice and 3 structured short essay questions covering learning outcomes (LO 1, 4, 5 &6). 60% of module assessment.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Online Guided independent study 41
Independent Learning Guided independent study 141
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours202
Expected Total Study Hours for Module202


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 40 2 & 3 2-13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Class Test 60 1,4,5 AND 6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Application of the anatomy and physiology of dogs and cats in the clinical situation. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the structure and function of a range of body systems and build on generic knowledge. The module aims to enable students to apply investigative skills to build upon their existing and to begin to explore the biological basis of disease. This module will cover elements of the RCVS Professional Syllabus 2010 Unit number VN 3.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Relate physiological responses to objective clinical indicators in the living animal.
LO2: Recognise and identify the relevant organ systems involved in common clinical conditions
LO3: Develop an awareness of the importance of anatomical and physiological terms in maintaining effective communication between veterinary staff
LO4: Outline the function of the major body systems in a healthy animal
LO5: Recall the anatomy of the skeletal, locomotive, digestive, reproductive, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, nervous, endocrine and defence systems of cats and dogs
LO6: Recognise the importance of common genetic disorders

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - VICTORIA ASPINALL MELANIE O'REILLY (2004) INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: EDINBURGH : BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed.
Core - THOMAS P COLVILLE JOANNA M BASSERT (2008) CLINICAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS: ST. LOUIS, MO. : MOSBY ELSEVIER, 2nd ed.
Core - PETER C GOODY (1997) A PICTORIAL APPROACH TO CANINE STRUCTURE
: LONDON : J.A. ALLEN, 1st ed.
Core - LOLA C HUDSON; WILLIAM P HAMILTON (2010) ATLAS OF FELINE ANATOMY FOR VETERINARIANS: JACKSON, WYO. : TETON NEWMEDIA, 2nd ed.
Core - JULIE E OUSTON (2004) VETERINARY NURSING : SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: EDINBURGH : BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 3rd ed.
Core - LOUISE TARTAGLIA ANNE WAUGH (2005) VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY AND APPLIED ANATOMY : A TEXTBOOK FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND TECHNICIANS: EDINBURGH : ELSEVIER BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN, 2nd ed.
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