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Last approved: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:40:04 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:39:58 GMT

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VMB (Veterinary Science - VMB)
909
032279
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Case Based Radiographic Interpretation
Radiographic Interpretation
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - MBS Department (19VMA)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
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
Discussion1
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Ian Robertson
Clinical Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Discussion125NoThis is an elective course
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: Successful completion of VMB 936; Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in third year of DVM curriculum
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Using an entirely case based approach, disorders that are commonly diagnosed radiographically in both small and large animals will be discussed. The emphasis will be on radiographic interpretation and using selected case material, critical concepts in radiographic interpretation and how imaging can affect patient management will be discussed.

Radiographic interpretation is an extremely important part of both small animal and equine practice.


Digital imaging has resulted in an overall improvement in radiographic image quality in most practices. As a result, primary clinicians are experiencing the many benefits imaging can bring to their practice. Currently, in the curriculum, there is insufficient time to reinforce critical principles of radiographic interpretation in such a practical format.  


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringShawn Gomez, BME DGPShawn Gomez advised: "The course does not appear to have any substantiative redundancy and/or conflict with the BME 560 course. The case based approach focused on companion animals would likely be a good application-oriented complement to the BME offering. "
No additional instructional resources are necessary. Students will need access to an online computer.

Apply the basic concepts of radiographic interpretation from VMB936 to both small animal and equine clinical cases.


This clinical case approach will reinforce the importance of understanding the various radiographic manifestations of common diseases.


The student will learn that a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of disease is critical in radiographic interpretation process and in the formulation of a meaningful prioritized differential list.


It is envisioned this course will enhance learning in many related courses. 


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to



  • critically evaluate radiographic images for technical quality and  suggest possible improvements

  • assess the adequacy of a radiographic study with respect to the clinical question. 

  • recognize common radiographically apparent abnormalities of the small animal thorax including disorders of the cardiovascular system, mediastinal and pleural spaces, the thoracic wall and the pulmonary parenchyma. 

  • recognize the radiographic manifestations of common disorders of the small animal abdomen including peritoneal disorders, organomegaly, and disorders of the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts.

  • recognize an aggressive bone lesion, osteoarthritis and the various manifestations of developmental orthopedic disorders in small animals and equine patients.

  • select appropriate imaging tests that might assist in establishing or confirming the presumptive diagnosis.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Midterm20%Online multichoice and matching exam centered around radiographic interpretation
Final Exam50%Online multichoice and matching exam centered around radiographic interpretation
Attendance30%Attendance at Discussion sessions will be tracked in Moodle
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction and Concepts 1 session Using clinical cases to demonstrate important fundamental concepts
General Imaging Principles 2 sessions Using clinical cases to demonstrate important fundamental concepts
Small Animal Musculoskeletal 2 sessions Using clinical cases to demonstrate important fundamental concepts
Large Animal Musculoskeletal 2 sessions Using clinical cases to demonstrate important fundamental concepts
Small + large Animal Thorax 2 sessions Using clinical cases to demonstrate important fundamental concepts
Small Animal Abdomen 2 sessions Using clinical cases to demonstrate important fundamental concepts
Random Case selection 1 sessionUsing clinical cases to demonstrate important fundamental concepts
mlnosbis 10/2/2015: Consult with BME? (BME 560: Medical Imaging: X-ray, CT, and Nuclear Medicine Systems)

ghodge 10/05/2015: Ask BME DGP (Shawn Gomez) for any comments, but course seems to be about case studies. If okay, then ready for ABGS Reviewers.

mlnosbis 12/9/2015: Consultation added. See above.

ABGS Reviewers:
-Free of errors
-Correct consultation
-Note that Vet School courses are 13 weeks.
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