VM3010 - Veterinary Practice & Professional Studies 1

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Completion of Year 2 courses with C grade or above
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course complements and augments the material learned in the Animal Body course. It introduces students to physical examination skills. Using live dogs, cats, horses, and cows in addition to models for learning how to perform clinical examination and diagnosis, the course teaches the skills of observation, auscultation, palpation, and percussion, as well as related basic diagnostic procedures. The body systems are examined sequentially and follow the order of study in the courses in the Animal Body,  and important topographical anatomy will be highlighted.

Veterinary Practice & Professional Studies 1 also provides an introduction to core clinical skills and communication structures. Clinical procedures are performed predominantly using models. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 1 hours
Students must obtain at least 50% in the continuous assessment components, as well as pass each of the examinations and OSCE in order to pass the course as a whole.

# A failing grade in the Participation Assessment will lead to an overall F grade for the entire course.

Notes regarding written assignment:
A penalty of 5% of the total marks for the assessment task will be deducted per working day for late submissions, and no marks will be awarded for submissions more than 10 working days late.

@A failing grade in the Practical Examination will lead to an overall F grade for the entire course.
Detailed Course Information