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Last approved: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:00:43 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:48 GMT

Change Type
Major
VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
959
031280
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Advanced Primate Medicine
Advanced Primate Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Remote Location/Site Based
Wake Forest University Primate Center
Grading Method
Honors/Pass/Marginal/Fail
2-4
4
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Clinical/Clinical Rotation40.0
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Richard Fish
Assoc Professor
assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
CLN11YesOne student per block. No DELTA needed.


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
The delivery of health care and management to captive and free-ranging primates is a component of zoological, wildlife, and laboratory animal medicine. There is a distinct body of information and techniques for the practice and an increasing demand and opportunity for veterinary graduates with this knowledge. Practical application of techniques and methods for diagnosing disease, delivering health care, and devising preventative medical programs in a research primate facility environment will enable students to evaluate their potential role in the field and equip them to evaluate and responsibly deal with medical issues involving primates.

Change from 2 to variable 2 to 4 credits/weeks: This clinical block has been offered as a 2-week block, but student and faculty feedback has suggested that it would be preferable to extend the block to 4 credits/weeks. Key reasons for this change are that there costs (e.g., vaccinations, background check) and up-front training/orientation requirements associated with the experience, which are difficult to justify for an experience lasting only 2 weeks. Should changes occur, want to leave open the option to do 2 credits/2 weeks again, thus the variable credit hours. Course description modified to better reflect how rotation is currently taught and the contemporary significance of primate medicine.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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 MedicineKirk NussAs primate med veterinary course is unique to CVM, no outside consult appeared necessary. Did consult impacted faculty and Dept Head at CVM.
This course is taught by adjunct faculty at Wake Forest University. NC State CVM costs are limited to modest administrative effort by the CVM course coordinator and a small budget for occasional travel to Winston-Salem and library materials.

The goal for this course is to provide senior veterinary students with additional experience in the delivery of health care and management to captive and free-ranging nonhuman primates in a research primate facility environment.


Student Learning Outcomes

List and explain the distinct practice roles played by primate medicine clinicians.


State basic medical themes and explain how the crossover of knowledge of human medicine aids in approaching a nonhuman primate case including preventative medicine issues such as biosecurity, health surveillance and control of the animal environment.


Identify whether or not a disease of nonhuman primates has zoonotic potential and locate or develop protocols that minimize the risk of these zoonoses.


Take a useful history and plan examination procedures in a nonhuman primate case.


Identify and use the common reference sources in nonhuman primate medicine. Identify and demonstrate knowledge of  the principles of population health epidemiology.


Explain the economics of population health and medical management of a nonhuman primate facility.


State the key approaches to the challenges of euthanasia decisions in a nonhuman primate institution including the emotional consequences for veterinarians/animal caretakers.


Explain the routine regulatory interactions in nonhuman primate medicine. Explain the emergency response/disaster planning for a nonhuman primate facility.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation100Students will be graded on their performance in the primate center setting and their participation in rounds and on special projects. The grades will be established by the faculty member(s) on clinical duty at the Primate Center in consultation with the course coordinator. The grade will consider professionalism and conduct; patient care skills; clinical problem solving ability; and participatory effort.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
N/Asee attached syllabus
mlnosbis 10/9/2017:
1) The course description on the syllabus does not match the description in the CIM form. The two should be the same.
2) It looks like the only real change to the course is the length and credit hour range. Everything else looks fine.

cohen 1/18/2018:
The course is ready for the Admin Board reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 2/5/2018::
- What does delivery format "CLN" mean? And what does "Prerequisite: VMC 991 Primate Medicine selective" mean? CVM Reply: CLN is clinical and reflects our 4th year clinical courses. Selectives are special topic courses that are one or two weeks in length at the end of each semester during the first 3 years of the DVM program. Students take 12 credits of selectives. In order to take the VMC 995 4th year clinical year course, students need to opt for the VMC 991 selective with the topic of "Primate Medicine" prior to 4th year.
- My only slight concern would be if it could be confusing to students to have it listed as variable credit, they might think they have a 2 week or 4 week option, but it doesn't sound like that is necessarily the case? it seems they want to move to a 4 credit/week experience. If students are not going to have a 2 week option, then why make it variable? CVM Reply: Clinical year scheduling is a tightly controlled internal process, so no DVM student can register for Primate Medicine without knowing it is currently limited to a 4-week rotation -- this would prevent confusion. While faculty want to currently proceed with the 4-week option, they could, for the following clinical year, reconsider the 2-week option again. This would give faculty the ability to be flexible in future years based on how the primate block changes over time.
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