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Last approved: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:14:02 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:14:02 GMT

Formerly Known As: VMC 931


Change Type
VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
943
031477
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Laboratory Animal and Zoological Species Health and Disease I
Lab & Zool Health & Disease I
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 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
Lecture1.0
Laboratory1.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Gregory Lewbart
Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab100N/AYesN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
P: Admission to professional veterinary program
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 and companion fishes, amphibians, and reptiles will be presented. Laboratory sessions will include handling of live animals, examination of necropsy specimens, and case discussions. Students must be enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Course number: Most 4th semester courses in the CVM are numbered in the 940s; VMC 943 is available and consistent with current practice.


Content: There are currently 2 core courses in the DVM curriculum focused on “special species.” The first course (VMC 931, the subject of this course action request) currently covers primarily physical examination skills and the second deals 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 would now be focused on heterothermic species, and the second (VMC 953) would 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.


Grading Method: A change to ABCDF is requested. S/U grading is not appropriate for the core material presented in this course.


Description: Revised to better describe new course content.


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.
 

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
Final Exam110There will be a single comprehensive exam for the course, given during finals. Exam material may be
taken from lectures, laboratories, or assigned outside reading.
Lab assignments60Individual instructors will assign laboratory points (60 total; 10 points per lab period) based on attendance or participation.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Please see attached syllabus for full scheduleweekly lecture + labWeekly lecture to entire class followed by 2-hour lab for half the class.
mlnosbis 10/2/2015: No related courses. No consult outside of CVM.

ghodge 10/05/2015 Why only 11 weeks when Vet School it traditionally 13 weeks? Is the contact time for lecture and lab correct? Return to department for clarification

kenuss 10/05/2015: should have been 13 weeks. Sorry for the oversight. Has been corrected.

ABGS Reviewer comments:
-Shouldn't the catalog description include something similar to, "...focus[es] on heterothermic species, and...VMC 953 [focuses] on mammals and avian species" to inform prospective students?
-Catalog description indicates "small companion mammals" but the syllabus does not indicate anything about mammals

ghodge 10/05/2015 per comment above please update the syllabus to reflect the proposed title and the proposed catalog description and consider if the program would also like to revise the catalog description base on the first comment above. Return to program to upload revised syllabus and possible catalog description change

kenuss: syllabus and CIM catalog description updated. We tend to like to not explain other classes in our catalog description in case contact differs for the referenced course. With medicine, we update content to reflect new developments. Additionally, all vet med students must take courses in same sequence and are registered by us and courses limited to vet med students only, so other prospective students not impacted.
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