118779

Advanced Studies in Equine Diagnostic Imaging

The principles of diagnostic imaging in equine practice for veterinary graduates. Principles of radiography and ultrasonography. Interpretation of the results of imaging and integration with case management.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

118779

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Veterinary Science

Course planning information

Course notes

To pass course you must achieve an aggregate minimum 50% including at least 50% in the final exam.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Safely use radiographic and film processing equipment commonly available in general equine practice, manipulate positioning, exposure and film processing variables to obtain a radiograph that is free from artefact and suitable for interpretation by another veterinarian.
  • 2 Demonstrate a systematic approach to radiographic and ultrasonographic interpretation. Differentiate normal and abnormal findings and artefacts and interpret the results. Report the interpretation using appropriate technical language which clearly communicates the findings to another veterinarian.
  • 3 Evaluate the role of advanced diagnostic imaging procedures (including CT, MRI, scintigraphy, fluoroscopy, contrast studies, image guided procedures) in the investigation of equine disease. Justify the use of particular procedures or modalities considering the strengths, limitations and risks of each.
  • 4 Collate and present clinical information, locate relevant literature, critically review and synthesise its contents to inform clinical practice and effectively communicate your findings to others.
  • 5 Utilise peer feedback and reflection to improve clinical practice.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 1 2 30%
Portfolio 2 3 4 5 30%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

CLINICAL RADIOLOGY OF THE HORSE

Author
BUTLER ET AL
Edition
2008
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell Pub, Oxford; Ames, Iowa Philadelphia

Highly recommended

HANDBOOK OF EQUINE RESPIRATORY ENDOSCOPY.

Author
BARAKZAI
ISBN
0702028185
Edition
2007

EQUINE DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND

Author
REEF
ISBN
0721650236
Edition
1998
Publisher
WB Saunders, Philadelphia.

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