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Undergraduate Course: Integrated Clinical Course: Equine (BVMS10035)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits30 ECTS Credits15
SummaryThis course covers the aetiology, clinical signs, diagnostic protocols, treatment and prognosis of disease conditions involving horses.
Course description The course covers the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the common conditions in horses as encountered in veterinary practice will be presented in lectures. This information will be consolidated by case presentations, practicals and the students own further reading.

This course has the following aims and objectives:
1. To study the aetiology, clinical signs, diagnostic techniques, treatment and prognosis of the main diseases affecting horses, ponies and donkeys,
2. To review the husbandry of horses - 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)
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: 300 ( Lecture Hours 58, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 29, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 207 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examined in semester 2, before Easter

Written Examination (worth 80% of overall course mark) comprised of:
- 40 Multiple Choice Questions worth 40% of overall course mark
- 4 Short Answer Questions worth 40% of overall course mark

In-Course Assessment (worth 20% of overall course mark) comprised of 20 MCQs (10%) and 1 SAQ (10%).
Feedback There will be formal feedback sessions on the In-Course Assessment and Main exams as soon as the timetable allows following the marking of these.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Outwith Standard Exam Diets MarchEquine Written Exam2:00
Resit Exam Diet (April/May Sem 1 resits only)Equine Written Re-sit2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets FebruaryICC Equine0:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the clinical signs of common diseases affecting horses
  2. List likely differential diagnoses for common presenting syndromes
  3. Show an understanding of the diagnostic tests commonly used in horses, including their advantages, disadvantages and cost
  4. Apply knowledge of diseases and interpretation of diagnostic tests to the choice of appropriate treatments and formulation of a prognosis
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Patrick Pollock
Tel: (0131 6)50 6253
Course secretaryMiss Ali Humphreys
Tel: (0131 6)50 6294
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