This course introduces students to information literacy and data management as applied to medical record keeping and to more advanced communication skills and techniques necessary for effective communication with clients. The class participates in a communication exercise with simulated clients in a role-playing mode.
The laboratory part of the course includes more advanced surgical skills, which follow on from Surgical Skills I taught in Veterinary Practice I and II. These skills include advanced suture patterns, ligation techniques and hand ties.
The diagnostic imaging component of the course will introduce the physics of diagnostic imaging, radiation safety, and practical sessions on the use of radiographic equipment and simple patient positioning rules.