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VMB (Veterinary Science - VMB)
900
032269
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Veterinary Pain: physiology and clinical problem solving
Vet Pain: Physio & Clin Prob
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - MBS Department (19VMA)
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
Lecture1
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Lysa Pam Posner
Associate Professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture100100Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: 3rd year DVM student
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Course will review the neuroanatomy and physiology of pain with emphasis on veterinary species. The course will also cover clinical treatment options and ethical discussions.

As part of curriculum revision, students will be able to choose elective courses that allow specialization in areas of interest.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Course goals will be to:


1.  Review the neuro-anatomy and physiology of the pain pathway.


2.  Review the pharmacology of analgesic drugs


3.  Explore adjunct methods for analgesia (e.g. physical therapy, acupuncture, etc)


4.  Explore the differences between acute and chronic pain


5.  Learn how to develop a treatment plan for patients with acute or chronic pain in various species


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to draw the pain pathway in mammalian species.


Students will be able to classify analgesic drugs based on their mechanism of action.


Students will be able to design an analgesic plan for patients for acute and chronic conditions.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes30Students will need to demonstrate understanding of anatomy and physiology of the pain pathway and the drugs that attenuate/block it.
Quizzes30Students will need to demonstrate understanding of non-pharmacologic methods of analgesia
Project40Students will be required to create clinical protocols for 2 patients cases (they may pick their species of interest). 20 points each
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Neuroanatomy and physiology of pain2 hrLecture time will cover the anatomy and physiology of
pain as well as the pathology of pain
Review of analgesic drugs 2 hrLecture time will review analgesic drugs in dogs/cats and farm animals. Lectures will discuss regulations regarding drug use in food animals.
Local anesthetic techniques1Lectures will review theory of neuraxial drugs and review techniques and complications
Non-pharmacologic techniques2 hrLectures will review non drug treatments for pain (e.g. physical therapy, ultrasound, acupuncture, etc).
Canine protocols1 hrProblem based discussions will apply lecture material from the first part of the course to help students create analgesic protocols for canine patients.
Feline protocols1 hrProblem based discussions will apply lecture material from the first part of the course to help students create analgesic protocols for feline patients.
Equine protocols1hrProblem based discussions will apply lecture material from the first part of the course to help students create analgesic protocols for equine patients.
Farm animal concerns1 hrProblem based discussions will apply lecture material from the first part of the course to help students create analgesic protocols for food animal patients.
Hospice and Pain Specialty practice1 hrClass discussion on different types of veterinary opportunities for treating pain in veterinary patients.
mlnosbis 10/2/2015: No related/conflicting courses. No consult.

ghodge 10/05/2015 Ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer comments:
-Should instructional resource statement be more specific? Response: No, this is fine.
-Lab schedule in the syllabus is blank.
-Grade determination on the syllabus is confusing when compared to the assignments/requirements listed.

Response:
- No lab time. So removed schedule block (which is part of our syllabus template) to avoid confusion.
- Updated grade determination to match better.
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