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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 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course comprises the following main themes :
Introduction to communication skills and consultation techniques, history taking
Information skills
Farm and Equine Physical Examination and clinical presentations
EMS Practical Skills Classes
Veterinary Business
Course description This course develops the theme of personal and interpersonal skills, communication skills and clinical skills, with an emphasis on developing a strong foundation in diagnostic and basic clinical techniques in preparation for EMS, and the introduction of more clinical contexts and preparation for working in a clinical environment. Understanding of veterinary business is developed through the perspective of the patient and the client.
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 2023/24, 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. Attendance of less than 75% of these classes will result in a Fail for the course.
(Recorded through attendance sheets for every class)

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 practical and tutorial classes. . General feedback on themes is provided for the portfolio and Personal tutors provide specific feedback and facilitate discussion of personal reflections in the portfolio.
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
  5. Demonstrate the personal attributes and behaviours required of a professional (including the online identity and ability to enter text into online systems for the purposes of assessment, learning and professional activities) and start to develop effective time and stress management, independent learning, study skills and reflective practices
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Kristina Pollock
Tel: (0131 6)50 6122
Course secretaryMrs Kerry Leech
Tel: (0131 6)50 6595
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