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Last approved: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:01:22 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:01:49 GMT

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Major
VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Clinical Practice
Introduction to Clinical Pract
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
1
13
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory4.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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Elizabeth Hardie
Department Head
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory100100NoOne section taught per term with up to 100 students.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Corequisite: Current enrollment in DVM program
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course has 4 components: a surgery laboratory, a clinical skills laboratory, a communication and wellness case-based facilitated session and community-based experiences. Taken together, these experiences are designed to give students practice and confidence in skills related to small animal general practice.

This course has always had points assigned for each activity and a comprehensive final exam, but the recorded grade was S/U.  In recent years, we have found that more and more students are coming to the surgery sessions unprepared to perform their assigned roles.  When asked why this is occurring, they have been very candid.  They have figured out the point totals and decided that they don't need the points to pass the course. This is particularly troubling since they are caring for and performing surgery on patients.  We have introduced detailed feedback and grading for each session (in the past they got points for simply being present).  We would like to formalize this change by making the course graded. 


Due to nature of course and resources, course scheduled in fall, but runs year round to allow students to complete the required experiences, including labs and surgeries. 


Course description has not been touched for years (probably over 20), so it has been updated to better reflect how the course has evolved over the years to stay in touch with the changing veterinary medicine field. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
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.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Veterinary MedicineDr. Lizette HardieAs course is unique to DVM program, no outside consults appear necessary.
There is no change in the resources needed, other than the time needed to provide detailed feedback and grades.

Course will provide experiences designed to give students practice and confidence in skills related to small animal general practice.   


Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:



  • perform a physical examination in an efficient manner on a dog or cat.

  • anesthetize a dog or cat for elective surgery.

  • perform a spay or castration on a dog or cat.

  • perform invasive and non-invasive diagnostic techniques on a dog.

  • perform a wellness visit examination on a dog or cat.

  • describe the general organization, case load, client mix, finances and medical record keeping for a small animal primary care practice, a small animal emergency practice and a community health oriented practice

  • perform invasive emergency procedures on a dog


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Lab Report70%Includes Perfect Pet labs, Wellness Clinics, Physical Exam skills, Visits to Private Practice, and teamwork
Final Exam30%cumulative, consisting of a written portion with multiple choice and fill in the blank, as well as a practical.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Perfect Pet Labs23 classes23 labs provided with students required to attend 5 (makeup days included). Surgery labs where students will act as surgeon 3 times, assistant surgeon or anesthetist 2 times.
Private Practice Visits3 out of class3 self-scheduled private practice experiences
Clinical Skills Lab 1 classEach student will participate in one clinical skills and palpation lab focusing on palpation skills and interventional clinical diagnostic procedures.
Wellness Clinic1 classEach student will participate in simulated client/patient interaction focusing on communication, physical exam and case work up.
mlnosbis 3/30/2016: No overlapping courses. No consultation required.

ghodge 3/30/2016 I changed the enrollment per semester from 1 to 100 to be consistent. Ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-The syllabus appears to be 2 semesters long. How? Are students graded in the fall and expected to complete the requirements in the Spring? Response: Students enroll for the fall and initially receive an incomplete. At the end of the Spring semester after the student has completed the requirements, the instructor enters a grade change for the appropriate letter grade.
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