Undergraduate Course: Professional & Clinical Skills 2 (BVMS08056)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is divided into two main themes: Professional skills and clinical skills.
This module develops the theme of personal and interpersonal skills and communication skills, with an emphasis on inter-personal skills,
Linkages will be made with other courses where aspects of professionalism are highlighted
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. 2nd Year classes will focus mainly on developing observation, palpation and auscultation skills relevant to 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 physical examination of the 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 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 16,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||You are expected to attend ALL of the professional and clinical skills practical/tutorial classes listed on this course, but you MUST attend a minimum of 75% of these
classes to pass this course.
Please make sure that you sign the attendance sheet for every class to ensure that we have accurate records of your attendance.
If for medical reasons you cannot attend you must inform the school office and your Personal Tutor in writing of your illness and produce a Medical Certificate.
2. Portfolio Submission
A complete portfolio MUST be handed in before the given deadline
||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:
- Recognise factors influencing the human-animal bond
- Develop basic communication skills appropriate for varying audiences.
- Demonstrate and verbalise the steps involved in performing basic subjective and physical examinations of a horse and cow.
- Reflect on personal progress in the development of professional and clinical skills and identify strengths and weaknesses.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course is a mixture of lectures and practicals.
|Course organiser||Dr Jessie Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 7477
|Course secretary||Mrs Heather Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)50 6173