VM4010 - Veterinary Practice & Professional Studies 2

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Completion of Year 3 courses with grade C or above
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2023/24

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

This course is divided into three modules.

The "communication" module 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 "diagnostic imaging" module introduces the physics of diagnostic imaging & radiation safety (lectures), the interpretation of diagnostic images in small and large animals (tutorials), the appropriate and safe use of medical imaging equipment in accordance with relevant legislation (practicals).

The "surgical skills" module follows the teaching of surgical skills taught in Veterinary Practice & Professional Studies 1 (VM3010). These surgical skills include (but are not limited to) advanced suture patterns, ligation techniques and hand ties. These skills are mandatory prerequisites for learning surgical techniques on live animals.

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

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 1.5 hours
* A failing grade (<50%) in the Practical Examination (OSCEs) will lead to an overall F grade for the entire course. Students must pass the Practical Examination before live animal surgery.

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.

Students who are unable to attend an examination or in-course assessment task contributing a weighting of 20% or above to the course assessment scheme due to extenuating circumstances should inform their course leader and the BVM Programme Office and submit a mitigation request with supporting documents via AIMS within 5 working days of the examination or the scheduled date for completing the in-course assessment task. If approved, make-up or alternative assessment arrangements will be provided.
Detailed Course Information