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Major
VMC (Veterinary Medicine - CASS)
905
032314
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Advanced Topics in Small Animal Dermatology
Advanced Topics in Dermatology
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
1
13
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Petra Bizikova
MVDr, PhD, Dip ACVD, DipECVD; Assistant Profesor of Dermatology
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture100100NoThis is an elective course and therefore the number of students electing to take this course is difficult to predict. Open to 100 students, but likely to be 1/2 of this.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: Passing grade in VMC 951 Corequisite: Enrollment in a 3rd year DVM program
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course will provide broad understanding of small animal dermatology by building upon the basic foundation principles covered in VMC 951. Students will learn to recognize, diagnose and treat both common and uncommon skin diseases of small animals.

This course is justified because:


1) Dermatologic problems are very common in the practice of small animal medicine.  Consistently, in survey studies, dermatology problems are the number one reason, or are in the top 3 reasons,  that a client seeks veterinary medical services. 


2) The vast majority of students enrolled in the veterinary curriculum will become small animal veterinarians. 


3) Very little material is taught about clinical veterinary dermatology in the curriculum of the College.  There are currently only 6 lectures provided in VMC 951.  Important information about basic treatments will be provided, including those for ear diseases and atopic dermatitis.  Skin diseases of cats will be added.  Multi-drug resistant infections will be addressed.  Autoimmune diseases will be covered as well as approaches to safe immunosuppression of the dermatology patient. Small mammal (pocket pets) skin diseases will be added. 


4) This course will fill this curriculum gap and provide resources relevant to the majority of students that will be directly applicable to some of the most common problems in practice of veterinary medicine.  


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Veterinary MedicinenoneOutside consultant is not required
The lecture workload of teaching this new one credit elective will be spread between three faculty to minimize the impact of the added work. All faculty involved in the course are employed and are currently teaching in the veterinary degree program and have agreed to their lecture commitments. There is no laboratory component of this course.

As skin and ear problems are the most common reasons for small animals to be brought to the veterinarian, this course will aim at broadening the students' knowledge in this subject to allow them to become proficient clinicians. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:



  • Identify the most common skin disease of dogs and cats

  • Identify the most common skin diseases of pocket pets

  • Recognize most common autoimmune skin diseases of small animals

  • Recognize skin manifestations of internal diseases

  • Recognize presenting features of small animal dermatology emergency cases

  • Outline a diagnostic approach and treatment plan for patients with multidrug resistant bacterial skin infections

  • Outline a diagnostic approach and treatment plan for acute and chronic/recurrent otitis externa cases

  • Design a detailed treatment plan for atopic dermatitis based on published treatment guidelines

  • Apply key principles and identify relevant medications for safe immunosuppression of dermatological patients


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes40 pointsInstructors will provide eight 5-point Moodle quizzes (take-home) throughout the semester.
Test60 pointsThirty multiple choice questions, application of knowledge type, comprehensive final exam for all 13 lectures, given during finals week.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
10 top feline dermatological diseases and their managementWeek 1Class room lecture
10 top feline dermatological diseases and their management (continued)Week 2Class room lecture
Treatment guidelines of canine ADWeek 3Class room lecture
Approach to a patients with a multi-resistant skin infectionWeek 4Class room lecture
Nodules – infectious or notWeek 5Class room lecture
Otitis externa – case-based approachWeek 6Class room lecture
Otitis externa – treatment approachWeek 7Class room lecture
Immunosuppression in veterinary dermatologyWeek 8Class room lecture
Selected autoimmune skin diseasesWeek 9Class room lecture
Cutaneous manifestations of internal diseases Week 10Class room lecture
Dermatology emergenciesWeek 11Class room lecture
Dermatology of small mammalsWeek 12Class room lecture
Selected cutaneous neoplasiasWeek 13Class room lecture
The elective course has been pre-reviewed the by Curriculum Committee of the College of Veterinary Medicine. This new course partially fulfills the goals of a larger curriculum development at the College to institute elective courses and it has been pre-approved by the curriculum committee to be relevant to the overall curriculum of the College.

mlnosbis 2/9/2016: no conflicting courses or consultation needed outside CVM.

ghodge 2/17/2016 Ready for ABGS review.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No concerns or comments.
Key: 8860