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

Undergraduate Course: Professional & Clinical Skills (3) (BVMS09010)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is divided into two main themes: Professional skills and clinical skills.
Professional skills:
This module will cover the topics:
Introduction to communication skills
Information skills
Clinical Skills:
This module will cover the topics:
History Taking and Physical Examination
EMS Practical Skills Classes
Large Animal Classes- Farm and Equine Hospitals
Course description This course develops the theme of personal and interpersonal skills, communication skills and clinical skills, with an emphasis on the clinical context and preparation for working in a clinical environment.
Linkages will be made with other courses where aspects of professionalism and clinical skills are highlighted.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 41, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Placement Study Abroad Hours 50, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 2 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Attendance

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

PASS/FAIL result
Feedback Instant feedback is given for the Drug Calc. Verbal feedback will be given during clinical skills classes.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Monitor personal professional standards required in clinical EMS
  2. To further develop clinical skills relevant to physical examination, diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies in common veterinary species.
  3. Develop effective and structured communication in the clinical context
  4. Perform common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within in the clinical skills lab environment
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMs Rachel Whittington
Tel: (0131 6)50 6289
Course secretaryMrs Kerry Leech
Tel: (0131 6)50 6595
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