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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Equine Science

Postgraduate Course: Equine Orthopaedics (EQSC11025)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will present an in-depth analysis of selected topics that affect the British sports horse industry. The anatomy, physiology and athletic adaptation of the equine musculoskeletal system will be considered with emphasis on the possible applications of recent research into disease, injury management and prevention. A critical aspect will be that students learn how to logically evaluate presented data and assess its value, mainly in the form of reviewing set publications on these topics. The lecture material will be augmented by discussion sessions.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 19/09/2016
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 150, Summative Assessment Hours 50, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) 2 essays (50% each)
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100 % in-course assessment
Feedback Feedback is defined as information to students which allows them to review what they know, understand and can do in their studies. Feedback is also important to identify areas for improvement, for example course feedback surveys and a response from the equine science team to previous year's course survey are available on each course. Staff Student Liaison meetings are also another valuable way in which feedback from students can be received.

Opportunities for feedback arise during timetabled courses, for example during live session tutorials, discussion boards, emails, telephone communication and in person/on campus. Feedback can be provided on coursework assignments but also activities which are not formally assessed, for example class discussion on the discussion board, group exercise, problem-solving and developing project plans and proposals. A formative task is provided in each course which provides formative feedback prior to the student submitting their first piece of assessed course work.

All assignments, including the formative assessment, will be marked and feedback is provided within a period of fifteen working days (where possible) following the submission date (excluding holidays periods whereby the University of closed, e.g. over the Christmas period)
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understanding of the structure and physiology of the equine musculoskeletal system and its adaptations to athletic activity;
  2. Understanding of the potential deleterious effects of exercise on musculoskeletal tissues;
  3. Appreciation of the pathology of the equine musculoskeletal system and its implication for the British sports horse industry;
  4. Ability to review and critically analyse evidence presented in the form of scientific publications and be able to define a scientific approach to problem-solving;
  5. Ability to participate in group discussions by presenting information in a coherent and logical fashion (using presentation tools as appropriate) and by asking relevant questions that convey an understanding of the issues being discussed
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by distance learning using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform.
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Course organiserMrs Bryony Waggett
Tel: (0131 6)50 8783
Course secretaryMrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
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