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Last approved: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:42:48 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:42:45 GMT

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VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
901
032280
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Advanced Small Animal Medicine
Adv SA Med
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - DoCS Department (19VMC)
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
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
 
 
Shelly Vaden
Professor Internal Medicine
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture10100NoThis is difficult to assess before the first offering of this course
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
This course provides more advanced instruction on medical and surgical diseases of dogs and cats. Pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation and medical and surgical management of diseases in nephrology, urology, oncology, respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, cardiology and endocrinology are contained within this course. This advanced content of this course is designed to run alongside the content in VMC 951.

This course allows for advanced instruction for students wishing to attain additional educational experiences in small animal medicine and surgery. There is no other course in the veterinary curriculum that will provide this advanced experience in these topics.


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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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.
 

As part of the CVM curriculum revision process, specific core DVM courses were targeted for credit hour reduction or elimination in order to accommodate new core courses and required elective courses. Faculty effort for these new courses will come from reallocation of faculty teaching effort based on these credit hour reductions and course eliminations as well as total departmental teaching needs. In addition, new faculty hires within all three departments may fulfill a portion of required teaching effort within these new core courses and core elective courses. Physical facilities for new courses will utilize existing lecture, laboratory and teaching animal resources and this will be done in concert with reductions in current use due to credit hour reductions and course elimination; this will create the necessary room within the room schedule and animal facilities without requiring additional lecture / laboratory space or increased numbers of teaching animals. Any expenses associated with new courses will be funded at the CVM level via the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Office through already identified sources.

The objective of this course is to help students master problem solving for disorders in the systems covered that are relevant to students who are planning to pursue a career that includes small animal medicine.


Student Learning Outcomes

When given the relevant history and physical exam findings for a dog or cat with a complaint pertaining to the respiratory, renal, urinary, cardiac/cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, or endocrine systems, or infectious disease/oncology issues, students will be able to:


Identify the chief complaint and major problems

List the major differential diagnoses

Develop a diagnostic plan

Interpret the results of relevant diagnostic tests

Formulate an appropriate treatment plan

Create a plan for patient follow-up and reevaluation


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes50%Online or in class quizzes will be given at the end of sections.
Written Assignment15%Select sections will assess the students through written assignments (e.g., infectious disease)
Final Exam35%There will be a cumulative final exam.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Infectious disease4 hoursLectures and case discussions of clinical scenarios in the area of infectious disease.
Gastroenterology4 hoursLectures and case discussions of clinical scenarios in the area of gastroenterology.
Nephrology2 hoursLectures and case discussions of clinical scenarios in the area of nephrology.
Urology2 hoursLectures and case discussions of clinical scenarios in the area of urology.
Endocrinology4 hoursLectures and case discussions of clinical scenarios in the area of endocrinology.
Cardiology2 hoursLectures and case discussions of clinical scenarios in the area of cardiology.
Respiratory4 hoursLectures and case discussions of clinical scenarios in the area of respiratory medicine.
Oncology4 hoursLectures and case discussions of clinical scenarios in the area of oncology
mlnosbis 11/18/2015: No similar/conflicting courses outside of VMC, and Dept. Head has approved. No consultation required.

ghodge 11/20/2015 Changed initial enrollment to 10. Ready for ABGS review.

ABGS Reviewers:
-Is there a textbook or not?
-The anticipated enrollment is listed as 10 per semester and 100 per section without multiple sections
-The course action does not explain the resources needed for this new class that has not been previously taught; perhaps no additional resources are needed because it is a team-taught course

ghodge 12/12/07/2015
Ask department if textbook is required. No mention on syllabus
Ask department to clarify resource statement

kenuss 12/09/2015
Textbook address in syllabus now. None required.
Resource Statement added.
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