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Last approved: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:02:11 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:12:56 GMT

Change Type
Major
VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
908
032393
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Advanced Small Animal Surgery
Advanced Small Animal Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
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
2
13
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Simon Roe
Professor of Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture7070NoSmall Animal focus students will likely choose this elective
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course will provide a more advanced approach to the medical and surgical management of selected metabolic, neoplastic, nutritional, immune mediated, developmental and degenerative diseases and traumatic injury of the ophthalmologic, neurologic, dental and musculoskeletal systems of small animals. It is a companion course to material given in VMC961. Concurrent enrollment in third year of DVM curriculum.

As part of the DVM Curriculum revisions, elective courses are being added to allow students to pursue studies in targeted areas of interest within veterinary medicine. Most of the material in this course was previously taught in a required course, but the required course has been reduced in credit hours. This Elective will allow students to further advance their knowledge and case management skills in the surgical disciplines. 


VMC 973 is the 4th year clinical surgery course where students work in the hospital. VMC 961 is the core required surgery skills class that prepares for fourth year. VMC 908 runs consecutive to 961 for those students who want more surgery prep. So, both VMC 961 and VMC 908 are prep for the 4th year course, but only 961 is required.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
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Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
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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.
 

No new resources are required

The goal of this course is to elaborate on material presented in the core small animal surgical course and provide an opportunity for students to apply this information to case management scenarios. Cases will be selected to emphasize situations that students might encounter in entry-level practice.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, for the most likely diagnoses for diseases and injuries of the neurological, musculoskeletal, and ophthalmological systems, students will be able to:



  • Analyze clinical data

  • Propose further evaluations needed for the case

  • Develop ordered differential diagnosis list

  • Describe potential treatment strategies 

  • Prepare written client instructions for case management


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Readings assignments50%13 reading assignments--pre-class and post-class readings and quizzes
Test50&Online case based test
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Difficult neurolocalization cases2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Surgical management of spinal cord disease2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
More complex brain cases2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Neuromuscular and multifocal cases2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Surgical management of the hip2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
External and Internal Fixation2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
More complex injuries – open fractures, surgery of joints2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Surgical management of forelimb conditions (elbow, deformities, carpus, arthrodesis)2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Surgical management of the stifle2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Eyelid surgery2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Corneal surgery2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Lens surgery2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
Complex eye cases2 hrLecture follwed by interactive case discussion
FCCCE 9/15/16: Concerns about 74% of class grade from final. Committee discussed with coordinator and agreed upon 50/50 split. Items updated.

mlnosbis 9/26/2016: Is this an advanced elective from VMC 973: Small Animal Surgery? What is the relation to 973? (Justification has been updated 9/30/2016). No overlapping courses.
ghodge 10/4/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-In the syllabus, it states "Retests will be given only at the instructor's discretion" and "The contents of this syllabus are subject to change. You will receive email notice of any changes" can a faculty member really state these?
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