- Dr Erin Williams (Senior Lecturer - University of Edinburgh)
- Mr Steven Thomson (Senior Lecturer - SRUC)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||11 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Lecture||11 x 2 Hour Lectures|
|Seminar||3 x 2 Hour Seminars|
|Seminar||3 x 4 Hour Seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||40%|
|Semester Assessment||1 Hours Multiple choice exam||35%|
|Semester Assessment||Group presentation (15 minutes)||25%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Interpret appropriate veterinary terminology.
2. Differentiate between medical and non-medical factors leading to changes in animal behaviour in sick and healthy animal.
3. Identify, describe and discuss preventative control measures of common diseases of farm, companion and captive animals.
4. Describe the management of sick and injured animals.
5. Evaluate the physiological basis of pain.
This module will cover the meanings of veterinary terminology, the causes of disease, and the indicators of illness in different farm, companion and captive animal species. This will include the methods of examination of individual sick animals as well as herds/flocks, and an introduction to the methods of diagnosis of disease.
Special emphasis will be given to the principles of epidemiology of common systemic diseases in the individual animal. Animal welfare guidelines along with the recommendations for the care of sick and injured animals and management of wounds will be discussed. Veterinary terminology related to all these areas will be covered in depth. Current animal welfare guidelines along with the recommendations for the care of sick and injured animals and management of minor wounds will be discussed. Zoonoses and notifiable diseases will also be considered. The module will also evaluate the interaction between health and behaviour in vertebrate animals and how behaviour can be affected by a medical component with particular reference to pain. The role and interaction of the veterinary surgeon with paraprofessionals in the treatment of behavioural disorders will also be discussed with particular emphasis on the psychopharmacological intervention in the treatment of common behavioural disorders.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Not a significant component of this module.|
|Communication||Developed through written and oral assessments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Developed through processes of knowledge checking via mid-term quizzes.|
|Information Technology||Accessing the web for reliable information sources and using databases to find literature in preparation for the seminar report and the exam. Presentation of coursework will be assessed, which should be prepared on a computer and feedback on this aspect will be given.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Not a significant component of this module.|
|Problem solving||Problem solving elements will be contained and developed within the written and oral forms of assessments.|
|Research skills||Research and information literacy skills will be a critical requirement of the written and oral forms of assessments.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will learn to make a clinical assessment of an animal in order to either legally treat the animal or seek veterinary advice.|
|Team work||Developed through the oral assessment.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5