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Last approved: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:23:52 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:23:52 GMT

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VMB (Veterinary Science - VMB)
931
021961
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Veterinary Ethics and Animal Welfare
Vet Ethics and Animal Welfare
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - MBS Department (19VMA)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
2
13
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture and Lab2.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
David Dorman
Professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab100100Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Requisite: Currently enrolled DVM student
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course will explore the major ethical issues confronting the practices of veterinary medicine, biomedical science, and animal welfare. Students will become familiar with legal and institutional positions, consider and debate opposing arguments on the various topics, and examine relevant case studies. Provides the basic leadership and operational training necessary to become a Credentialed responder for the State of North Carolina. Limited to DVM students or by permission of instructor.

1.  Course catalog number and instructor: Change in course coordinator


2.  Change in title: Simplified title which better reflects the main purpose of the course.


3.  Change in catalog description: Reflects the need for broadly discussing topics related to professional veterinary ethics as well as animal welfare


4. Change in grading: Moving to pass fail facilitates the course's emphasis on student participation and group discussion.  


5.  Change in semester: Reflects changes in overall veterinary curriculum changes


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

This is a team taught course with faculty and department head consent. Completion of the first responder training requires access to the CVM's TAU and ongoing financial commitment to provide supplies (e.g., PPE) and resources (e.g., access to TAU) needed to conduct the laboratories associated with this portion of the course.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the students will be able to:



  1. Describe the nature and use of institutional policies with respect to ethical principles and law rules.

  2. Identify principles which govern the ethical practice of veterinary medicine.  Be able to explain the factors involved in moral, ethical and legal decision making.

  3. Explain differences between ethical principles and legal requirements.

  4. Explain how basic ethical frameworks can help us think through contemporary questions in veterinary medical ethics.

  5. Describe the components of the veterinarian, client, patient relationship.

  6. Describe the veterinarian’s ethical and legal duty to keep confidential the information generated in context of veterinary medicine.

  7. Describe the institutional policies and laws that govern medical record keeping in veterinary medicine.

  8. Describe the institutional policies and laws that govern standard of care and informed consent.

  9. Describe the Good Samaritan immunity laws including laws for lay persons and how they apply to veterinary medicine.

  10. Describe the legal, ethical, and emotional issues surrounding the practice of veterinary medicine.

  11. Explain the differences between animal welfare, animal neglect, and animal abuse.  Describe the institutional policies, laws, and ethical responsibilities that govern reporting of suspected animal abuse cases.

  12. Describe the legal protection and ethical responsibilities associated with the humane use of animals. 

  13. Discuss the legal and ethical responsibilities associated with the euthanasia of animals.

  14. Describe and explain the basic physiology, mechanism, methods, emotions associated with euthanasia and depopulation.

  15. Demonstrate/administer the skills associated with psychological first aid, which is an approach to assisting people in in crisis or an immediate aftermath of a disaster.

  16. Obtained a First Responder Awareness Level of Training for hazardous material and will be able to take the appropriate defensive actions in the event of a crisis involving a hazardous material.

  17. Demonstrate principles and application of Biosecurity/personal protective equipment (PPE) during a simulated outbreak of an infectious disease.

  18. Describe and demonstrate the appropriate set up of a collocated animal shelter utilizing the equipment and supplies from NC SART's companion animal mobile equipment trailer (CAMET).


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Discussion50Participation in group activities
Lab assignments25Completion of veterinary credential training
Quizzes25Two or more quizzes will be given
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Ethical frameworks, general principles3 hrsLecture and group discussions
Professional veterinary ethics6 hrsLecture and group discussions
Animal welfare8 hrsLecture and group discussions
Euthanasia2 hrsLecture, laboratory, and group discussions
First responder training8 hrsLecture, on line modules, laboratory exercises, and group discussions
ABGS Reviewers suggested an update to the syllabus regarding grade reduction for the S/U graded course; this was addressed and edited by the department.
ghodge (Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:31:44 GMT): edited student learning outcome #15 time devoted to each topic needs to be edited to reflect actual time, not percentage (had to reenter student evaluation methods)
mlnosbis (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:34:39 GMT): edited time devoted to each topic to show hours spent on each topic, rather than percentage of total.
Key: 2750