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Undergraduate Course: Professional & Clinical Skills GEP (BVMS08054)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 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 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.

Clinical skills:
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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must be enrolled on a BVMS Veterinary Medicine degree programme in order to take this course.
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, 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 3, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 31, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 63 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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

PASS/FAIL result
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. Develop basic communication skills appropriate for varying audiences, including client interactions and peer group work.
  3. 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)
  4. Demonstrate and verbalise the steps involved in performing basic subjective and physical examinations of a dog, horse and cow.
  5. Reflect on personal progress in the development of introductory professional and clinical skills and identify strengths and weaknesses.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information This course is made up of lectures and practicals.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Jessie Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 7477
Course secretaryMiss Amanda Huggan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6085
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