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Last approved: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 17:49:28 GMT

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Change Type
Major
VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
953
021956
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Laboratory Animal and Zoological Species Health and Disease II
Lab & Zool Health & Disease II
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
3
14
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2.0
Laboratory2.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Richard Fish
Assoc Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab100N/ANoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Principles of applied biology, management, physical examination and medical techniques, health problems and medical treatment of laboratory animals,small companion mammals and zoological species will be presented. Laboratory sessions may include handling of live animals, examination of necropsy specimens, and case discussions. Laboratory Animal and Zoological Species Health and Disease II will focus on avian and mammalian species. Students must be enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Content: There are 2 core courses in the DVM curriculum focused on “special species.” In the past, the subject matter of the first course (formerly VMC 931, now VMC 943 following course action last year) covered primarily physical examination skills and the second dealt with medicine and disease. We propose to rearrange topical material for the 2 courses, without change in credit hours, such that each course covers both physical examination skills and medicine/diseases, but species coverage is limited to one or the other course. The first course is now focused on heterothermic species, and the second (VMC 953, the subject of this course action request) would now focus on mammals and avian species. These changes offer both logistical and pedagogical advantages.


Title: Change in title proposed to reflect the new content.


Abbreviated Title: Change to reflect new course title.


Description: Revised to better describe new course content.


No

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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.
 

This revision is for a rearrangement of course material between two existing core courses in the DVM curriculum. Faculty are the same and no new resources are needed.

Introduce the handling, management and medicine of non-traditional species.

Develop physical examination and technical skills of students.

Introduce methods of anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia.

Present common health problems and approach to diagnostics, treatment, and prevention.

Emphasize commonalities in the approach to health and wellness of a variety of taxa in multiple settings (companion animal, laboratory animal, wildlife).

Promote awareness of how special species relate to One Health issues and be able to apply that knowledge appropriately to promote the health and well-being of humans, animals, and the environment.


Student Learning Outcomes

Describe key biological features for each taxon presented, including both unusual and normative biology.

For companion animal species, give appropriate husbandry advice (housing, feeding, etc.).

Demonstrate how to properly catch and restrain species covered in laboratories.

Perform a physical examination, including sex determination.


Demonstrate appropriate injection sites and how to properly obtain diagnostic samples.

Explain options for anesthesia, analgesia, sedation, and euthanasia, and perform anesthesia.

Describe key facts for the most common health problems.

Generate a differential diagnosis list and determine additional information needed to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.

Integrate basic knowledge (biology, nutrition, housing and husbandry), clinical history and diagnostic results to decide on a diagnosis and plan for treatment/control.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams2 exams worth 200 pts each and one exam worth 100 pts
There will be 3 non-cumulative examinations. Exam material may be taken from lectures, laboratories, or assigned outside reading. 500 total points as follows: Exam 1 @ 200 pts, Exam 2 @ 100 pts, and Exam 3 @ 200 pts.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Please see attached syllabus for full schedulePlease see attached syllabus for full schedule1-hour didactic lectures (2/week) and 2-hour laboratory (1/week). Class is divided in half for laboratories, which may involve hands-on activities or discussion-based case scenarios.
mlnosbis 3/29/2016: No overlapping courses. No consultation required.

ghodge 3/30/2016 Ask the department to better explain student evaluation methods in the CIM form. The Vet school model does not fit the CIM template in this case. I think they have 5 areas to be graded for 20 points each. The instructor for each area gives a grade based on exams, labs, assignments and attendance.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-It would be cleaner and less confusing to type the grade distribution in a traditional formula.
-No issues with the course.
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