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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Specialist Clinical Skills 2 (VESC12004)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits100 ECTS Credits50
SummaryThis core course aims to provide continuation for students who have completed Specialist clinical skills 1, providing further hands on experience and one to one tuition with subject specialists.
Course description This core course will include:
1. Continued experience in the specialty, through observation and practice of level 12 specialist clinical work.
2. Hands on experience of subject specific second year intermediate level 12 specialist practical and technical skills.
3. One to one teaching with clinical specialists.
4. Continued training in report writing and effective communication.
5. Discussion, evaluation and critique of subject specific research (including intermediate to advanced level 12 topics) with clinical specialists.

In this year 2 course, students will undertake a minimum of 25 weeks of supervised subject specific training. During this they will receive further clinical experience (observed and hands on) in the specialty. Having completed the Specialist Clinical Skills 1 course, students will undertake second year intermediate specialist level 12 subject specific clinical tasks with minimal supervision, as well as performing some advanced level tasks under close supervision. Once again the course can be tailored to individual student experience and competence.

By continuing to work closely with subject specialists, students will gain further experience of the requirements in that specialty.

Students will be expected to be able to undertake defined second year intermediate level 12 specialist clinical and practical tasks by the end of the course, which will be assessed.

Students will be required to produce clinical reports and convey information verbally to other professionals and lay people. Their ability to do this appropriately will be assessed and discussed.

Students will be encouraged and expected to undertake autonomous background subject reading, and discuss their findings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate good understanding of many of the responsibilities of a specialist in their chosen subject, and second year intermediate specialist SCQF level 12 knowledge, as well as the ability to implement these.
  2. Perform subject specific intermediate SCQF level 12 specialist practical/technical tasks with limited supervision as well as some advanced procedures under close supervision.
  3. Critically assess and reflect on reported approaches to intermediate SCQF level 12 clinical tasks and use this information to formulate plans and justify these to subject specialists.
  4. Identify, then evaluate, criticise and appraise the literature associated with intermediate SCQF level 12 specialist clinical tasks and convey this information to others.
  5. Explain subject related information to other professionals, and lay people, both verbally and in writing.
Reading List
This will be maintained by the specialist leads for each subject area, but there are ample resources in the clinical hospitals, R(D)SVS library and online.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills On completion of this course, students will:
1.Have a good understanding of the responsibilities of a specialist in their chosen subject and a second year intermediate SCQF level 12 specialist subject specific knowledge.
2. Be able to perform second year intermediate SCQF level 12 specialist practical/technical tasks within the chosen subject.
3. Know how to perform thorough literature searches and critically appraise their findings.
4. Be able to explain subject related information to other professionals, and lay people, both verbally and in writing.
KeywordsVeterinary,Specialist,Clinical Training,Diploma,Professional Doctorate
Course organiserMiss Tiziana Liuti
Tel: (0131 6)51 7321
Course secretaryMrs Emma Pineau
Tel: (0131 6)51 9198
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