Undergraduate Course: Professional & Clinical Skills GEP (BVMS08045)
||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||This course is divided into two main themes: Professional skills and clinical skills.
This module will cover the topics:
Introduction to communication skills
Introduction to Personal and Professional Development Planning
Effective team work
The course is taught through practical work supported by keynote lectures.
The module will introduce students to basic clinical skills and the concept of assessing a clinical case using the SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, plan) approach. GEP classes will focus mainly on developing observation, palpation and auscultation skills relevant to canine, equine and bovine veterinary medicine.
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Be aware of structures, career paths and roles in the veterinary profession
2. Accept the personal attributes and behaviours required of a professional
3. Engage in reflective activity in terms of self-appraisal
4. Recognise sources of stress and methods for mitigating it.
5. Develop basic communication skills appropriate for varying audiences, including client interactions.
6. Recognise factors affecting group relationships
7. Communicate effectively within a small group
8. Recognise factors influencing the human-animal bond
1. Define the meaning of the acronym SOAP and be aware of its relevance to the Clinical Skills module
2. Describe the signalment of a dog, horse and cow
3. Demonstrate observation skills relevant to performing a subjective examination of a dog, horse and cow
4. Demonstrate and verbalise the steps involved in performing a basic physical examination of a dog, horse and cow
5. Reflect on personal progress in the development of introductory clinical skills and identify own strengths and weaknesses.
5) Attendance requirements - minimum 75% across Professional and Clinical Skills practical classes.
6) Portfolio submission of documents, which will include documents from other courses and activities, including EMS, the Clinical Skills component of the course (see below), and evidence of completion of assignments detailed in the Course Handbook.
Clinical Skills components of assessment:
7) Online formative assessment (must complete, limited release, results sheet to form part of portfolio submission)
8) Portfolio submission
a. Self-reflection on development of introductory Clinical Skills, including personal strengths and weaknesses
b. Results sheet from online formative assessment
||Ms Rachel Whittington
Tel: (0131 6)50 6289
||Mrs Katherine Hardie
Tel: (0131 6)50 7602
copyright 2011 The University of Edinburgh -
31 January 2011 7:25 am