Undergraduate Course: INTEGRATED CLINICAL COURSE: FARM ANIMAL (BVMS10028)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||BVMS
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course provides a foundation which will enable the student to develop during the associated practical classes an enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, cattle, sheep, pigs, fish and poultry health and production. In addition, the course will:
- emphasise the role of the veterinary surgeon in planned animal health and production in cattle and sheep.
- expand on the husbandry and nutrition covered earlier in the programme to provide a background to the aetiology and prevention of many important cattle and sheep diseases and welfare problems.
- explain the aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the principal diseases of cattle and sheep in the UK.
- describe the principal causes of reproductive failure in cattle and sheep.
- demonstrate that optimum fertility in cattle and sheep is a function of good management and nutrition.
- discuss the importance of helminth control in the health and productivity of cattle and sheep enterprises.
- control of Notifiable diseases in farm animals
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|Med And Vet||Lecture||1-22|| 09:00 - 09:50|
||First class information not currently available|
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Integrated Clinical Course: Farm Animal||2:00|
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets July||Honours||2:00|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|At the end of this course students should be able to:
Explain how common cattle and sheep husbandry and management systems can result in disease, poor fertility, welfare problems, and reduced production.
Describe the principal aspects of the important diseases of cattle, sheep, pigs, fish and poultry.
Outline strategies for treatment, prevention and optimum production in herds and flocks.
|Examined at the end of semester 1|
Essay questions & 67%
Multiple choice questions & 33%
2 practical clinical examination stations, in order to pass a candidate must attain a) an overall pass of at least 50% in the written component of the examination (part 1) b) an overall mean pass mark of at least 50% in the two OSPRE stations (part 2)
|Course organiser||Dr Alastair Macrae
Tel: (0131 6)50 6408
|Course secretary||Mrs Angela Harding
Tel: (0131 6)50 6214
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