Undergraduate Course: Integrated Clinical Course: Equine (BVMS10035)
|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 horses.
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)
||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 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 58,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 29,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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%).
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets March||Equine Written Exam||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (April/May Sem 1 resits only)||Equine Written Re-sit||2:00|
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets February||ICC Equine||0:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the clinical signs of common diseases affecting horses
- List likely differential diagnoses for common presenting syndromes
- Show an understanding of the diagnostic tests commonly used in horses, 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||Dr Patrick Pollock
Tel: (0131 6)50 6253
|Course secretary||Miss Ali Humphreys
Tel: (0131 6)50 6106