Undergraduate Course: Veterinary Pathology (BVMS09006)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The Veterinary Pathology course uses lectures, tutorials and practical classes to focus on the principles and patterns of pathology using, where appropriate, examples of specific diseases for illustrative purposes. Students are exposed to practical examples of the disease processes taught in The Animal Body modules from First and Second Year or First Year Graduate Entry Programme (GEP). Together with the Clinical Foundation Course taught this semester, this course provides a link between preclinical and clinical disciplines and a foundation in pathophysiology for the species-based courses to follow.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To understand and learn the occurrence, development and progression of pathological changes in body systems and individual organs, and to relate their morphology at gross (macroscopic) and microscopic levels to clinically recognisable functional defects and disease states.
- To study and interpret macroscopic lesions in such a way as to make a meaningful diagnostic assessment in relation to in vivo clinical observations.
- To understand the principles and importance of post-mortem examination in disease diagnosis.
- To understand sample collection and handling and the basic interpretation of haematology, clinical biochemistry and cytology investigations.
|Students are not required to purchase specific textbooks. However, students are encouraged to consult textbooks for greater depth of understanding where necessary. The majority of these texts are available in the Veterinary Library. |
Colour Atlas of Veterinary Histology, 2nd Ed.
WJ Bacha & LM Bacha, 2000
Wheater's Functional Histology: A Text and Colour Atlas, 5th Ed. (n.b. human text)
B Young, JS Lowe, A Stevens & JW Heath, 2006
Mechanisms of Disease ┐ A Textbook of Comparative General Pathology, 3rd Ed.
DO Slauson & BJ Cooper, 2001
Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 4th Ed.
MD McGavin & JF Zachary, 2006 ┐ Highly recommended
Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer┐s Pathology of Domestic Animals, 5th Ed. Volumes 1-3.
MG Maxie (Ed), 2007 ┐ FOR REFERENCE ONLY (copy in library)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Susan Rhind
Tel: (0131 6)50 6219
|Course secretary||Mrs Kerry Leech
Tel: (0131 6)50 6595