VM4102 - Animal Health and Disease: Part II

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Completion of Year 4 courses with C grade or above
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22 (Tentative)

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

Commencing with sections on Clinical Pathology and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, the course progresses to population medicine, internal medicine, basic surgery, anaesthesiology, radiology, cardiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, theriogenology and so on as detailed below, with each speciality including relevant aspects of applied pharmacology. The number of lecture hours varies according to the specialty area. The course is presented on a systems basis, focusing on clinical examination to detect the signs of alteration in function, pathophysiology of clinical signs and therapeutics including strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of the most important veterinary diseases. Surgical laboratories focus on abdominal exploratory procedures.  Other labs are held, varying with the section.

Part I
Clinical Pathology/ Fluids,Electrolytes and Acid-Base/ Population Medicine
Introduction to Surgery/ Introduction to Imaging/ Cardiology
Respiratory/ Dermatology/ Ophthalmology
Surgical Exercises and other labs/ Quantitative Epidemiology

Part II
Endocrine/ Haematology/Urology
Exotic species/ Gastro Intestinal/ Liver
Dentistry/ Musculoskeletal/ Neurology
Theriogenology/ Oncology/ Small animal infectious diseases
Mastitis / Primary Care/ Emergency and Critical Care
Poultry health and disease/ Organic Farm veterinary issues
Herd Health  
Restorative Medicine
This course provides a sound foundation for clinical rotations in later parts of the program. A variety of pedagological techniques are used, including lectures, live animal e, cadaver and mannequin laboratories, wet lab exercises, dry lab exercises and discussion, demonstrations, large group case discussions and auto-tutorials.

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

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 3 hours X 3

Remark: Students must pass each examination and the continuous assessment as a whole to pass the course as a whole
Detailed Course Information


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