Undergraduate Course: Integrated Clinical Course: Exotics (BVMS10034)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course covers the aetiology, clinical signs, diagnostic protocols, treatment and prognosis of disease conditions involving laboratory and exotic animals. The husbandry, clinical anatomy and physiology of laboratory and exotic animals are also expanded from earlier courses.
This course covers the aetiology, clinical signs, diagnostic protocols, treatment and prognosis of disease conditions involving laboratory and exotic animals. The husbandry, clinical anatomy and physiology of laboratory and exotic animals are also expanded from earlier courses.
The course has the following aims and objectives:
1. To study the aetiology, clinical signs, diagnostic techniques, treatment and prognosis of the main diseases affecting rabbits, ferrets, small exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and wild animals.
2. To review the husbandry of reptiles, birds and mammals already taught in preclinical courses.
3. To instil an appreciation of ethical and welfare issues encountered during the practice of veterinary medicine.
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 35,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 0.5,
Summative Assessment Hours 2.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Examined in Semester 2,Written Examination forms 90% of overall grade and is comprised of:
Final 10% of grade from In-course Assessment comprised of MCQs.
Students must also pass the OSPRE practical examination to pass the course. Failure to do so will result in a Forced Fail regardless of the student's mark in the written component.
||There are two timetabled feedback sessions:
1. Following the In-Course Assessment in mid-late February
2. Following the Main Exam in late April
Students will also be given the opportunity to view feedback from their OSPRE exam in March, April, and May within the VTO corridor.
Informal feedback is also available from staff at all course events and via e-mail.
||Hours & Minutes
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets January||ICC Exotics In-Course Assessment||0:30|
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets March||ICC Exotics||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (April/May Sem 1 resits only)||ICC Exotics Resit Exam||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the clinical signs of common diseases affecting exotic species
- List likely differential diagnoses for common presenting syndromes
- Show an understanding of the diagnostic tests commonly used in exotic species, including their advantages, disadvantages and cost
- Apply knowledge of diseases and interpretation of diagnostic tests to the choice of appropriate treatments and formulation of a prognosis
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Kevin Eatwell
Tel: (0131 6)50 6074
|Course secretary||Ms Tamsin Taylor-Welch
Tel: (0131 6)50 6410