Undergraduate Course: Professional & Clinical Skills GEP (BVMS08054)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is divided into two main themes: Professional skills and clinical skills.
This module will cover the topics:
Introduction to communication skills and the human animal bond
Introduction to personal and professional development including personal wellbeing and stress management and use of university library resources.
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.
This course develops the theme of personal and interpersonal skills and communication skills, with an emphasis on inter-personal skills, client perspectives, the human-animal bond and clinical examination of the dog, horse and cow.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 3,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 31,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Instant feedback is given for the Drug Calc & Online formative (Clinical Skills) assessment. Verbal feedback will be given during clinical skills classes.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify the personal attributes and behaviours required of a professional (including the online identity) and start to develop effective time and stress management, independent learning, study skills and reflective practices.
- Develop basic communication skills appropriate for varying audiences, including client interactions and peer group work.
- Be able to find, use and critic relevant literature resources and be able to communicate these either in a written format (e.g. essay) or orally (e.g. presentation)
- Demonstrate and verbalise the steps involved in performing basic subjective and physical examinations of a dog, horse and cow.
- Reflect on personal progress in the development of introductory professional and clinical skills and identify strengths and weaknesses.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course is made up of lectures and practicals.
|Course organiser||Dr Jessie Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 7477
|Course secretary||Miss Amanda Huggan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6085