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

Postgraduate Course: Specialist Clinical Skills 3 (September Intake) (VESC12039)

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 Credits90 ECTS Credits45
SummaryThis core course aims to provide continuation for students who have completed Specialist Clinical Skills 1 and 2, 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 specialist level 12 clinical work.
2. Hands on experience of subject specific advanced level 12 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 with clinical specialists.

In this year 3 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 and 2 courses, students will undertake baseline and intermediate specialist level 12 subject specific clinical tasks with minimal supervision, as well as performing some advanced level 12 tasks under close supervision. Once again the course and practical training 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 advanced level clinical and practical tasks by the end of the course, which will be assessed.

Students will be required to produce clinical reports and convey advanced level information verbally to other professionals as well as lay people. Their ability to do these appropriately will be assessed and discussed with their principal supervisor.

Students will be encouraged and expected to undertake autonomous background subject reading, discuss their findings with their supervisor and make use of the information obtained in a clinical setting.
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 the majority of the responsibilities of a specialist in their chosen subject, advanced SCQF level 12 subject specific knowledge, and the ability to implement these.
  2. Perform subject intermediate SCQF level 12 specific practical/technical tasks with limited supervision as well as some advanced SCQF level 12 procedures under supervision.
  3. Critically assess reported approaches to advanced SCQF level 12 clinical tasks and use this information to formulate plans and complete tasks with justification.
  4. Identify, then evaluate, criticise and appraise the literature associated with advanced SCQF level 12 clinical tasks and convey this information to others.
  5. Explain advanced SCQF level 12 subject related information to other professionals, as well as 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 majority of the responsibilities of a specialist in their chosen subject and an advanced level subject specific knowledge.
2. Be able to perform certain advanced level 12 practical/technical tasks within the chosen subject.
3. Know how to perform thorough literature searches, critically appraise their findings and put those findings to use in their clinical practice.
4. Be able to explain advanced level 12 subject related information to other professionals, as well as lay people, both verbally and in writing.
KeywordsVeterinary,Specialist,Clinical Training,Diploma,Professional Doctorate
Course organiser Course secretaryMrs Emma Pineau
Tel: (0131 6)51 9198
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