Module Identifier RSM1210  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Mina C G Davies-Morel  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Kate O'Sullivan  
Course delivery Lecture   1 x 1 hour lecture per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 1 x 3,000 word essay  30%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours Written examination, to coverall outcomes100%
Semester Exam3 Hours Unseen written examination70%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

1.   Relate the biological and equine science information previously gained to the principles behind equine veterinary medicine.

2.   Discuss the preventive, diagnostic and curative medicine for a range of common equine ailments.

3.   Know when to call for veterinary assistance and the restrictions placed upon them as lay people.

4.   Discuss and evaluate the use of the major items of modern technology used in equine veterinary practice.

5.   Discuss the causes, prevention, cure and prognoses for the more common equine injuries.


This course aims to apply the biological material covered in semester 1 modules into the context of Equine Veterinary practice. It will act as a significant integrating module for many of the other modules both in Semester 1 and 2.


The course will comprise of 12 lectures and 6 practicals. It will consider the preventative, diagnostic and curative medicine used for the major equine ailments and injuries. The use of modern technology in equine medicine will be evaluated with the aids of the practical sessions.

Module Skills

Research skills Students will be required to include critical analysis and evaluation of current research in their essay, as such students' research skills will be developed.  
Communication The coursework for the module will be an essay, as such students' ability to communicate their ideas and information retrieved effectively in writing will be directly assessed.  

Reading Lists

** General Text
Colahan, P T (1991) Equine Medicine and Surgery Vol 1 and 2 American Vet Publications
Johnson, A M (1986) Equine Medical Disorders Blackwell Scientific Publications
Robinson, N E (1992) Current Therapy in Equine Medicine 3 W B Saunders Company, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc
Stashak, T S (2002) Adam's lameness in horses Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 0683079816


This module is at CQFW Level 7