Postgraduate Course: Ruminants, Camelids and Pigs (Anaesthesia and Analgesia) (VESC11084)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will provide students with knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, pharmacological and ethological differences which are of importance for anaesthetic management. Species covered in lecture material will include cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, lamas and alpacas.
The course will support students in developing knowledge of anaesthesia in cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, lamas and alpacas. Relevant aspects of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and ethology will be covered, allowing application of such knowledge to the application of anaesthetics in commercial, laboratory and zoological contexts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Student must have progressed from certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia/ or be enrolled on an appropriate clinical MSc programme (DVetMed/ small animal practice).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 5 (sem 2)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% course work
60% Case Report
40% Critical Paper Review
||Formative feedback on case study assessment
Informal feedback to students on case discussions via discussion boards.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Be able to discuss the species-specific elements of peri-anaesthetic management in cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, lamas and alpacas.
- Be able to compare different techniques in anaesthesia and analgesia for the above species.
- Be able to critically review the published evidence concerning anaesthesia in these species.
|The course reading list will provided in the course outline on LEARN. In addition weekly journal articles relevant to the weeks learning material will in included.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and ethology.
- Appreciate the main biological differences between the artiodactyla and other mammals and how these affect anaesthetic management.
2. Knowledge of potential hazards, legal and/or ethical considerations
- Legal requirements, e.g., animal welfare, the ¿Cascade¿
- Zoonotic diseases
- Health and safety items.
3. Pain management in these species
4.Knowledge of appropriate anaesthetic techniques
- Pre-operative assessment
- Pre-operative preparation
- Pre-operative medication
- Description of anaesthetic & monitoring equipment requirements of large artiodactyla
5. Critical review of a selection of existing literature on anaesthesia
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will run over 5 weeks, with approximately 5 hours study time per week (25 hours total time) comprising of pre-recorded lectures, discussion forum participation, textbook chapters and journal articles.
|Course organiser||Prof Richard Eddie Clutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 6220
|Course secretary||Mr Stephen Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112