118751

Canine and Feline Gastroenterology

The principles of gastroenterology of dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diseases of the alimentary system.

Course code

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

118751

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

Gastrointestinal disorders are one of the most common seen in small animal practice. Those that are not self limiting can be frustrating for both clients and veterinarians. This course aims to strengthen your knowledge about the principles of gastroenterology, and using a case-based approach to teaching, give you the skills to manage these cases.

This course is run over Semester 2 and Semester 3.

For detailed information about this and other distance courses in this programme see http://mvm.massey.ac.nz

Expected prior learning

This course is available for practicing veterinarians throughout the world to study extramurally (by distance) as a single course or as component of a part-time Master of Veterinary Medicine or Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Science.

Restrictions

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The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

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 Competently investigate, diagnose and manage dogs and cats presenting with disease of gastrointestinal, hepatic or pancreatic origin.
  • 2 Correctly differentiate these diseases from those of other body systems.
  • 3 Source and evaluate information from the literature to allow analysis and critique of case management.
  • 4 Advise owners of management options in the light of current literature including referral.
  • 5 Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues with respect to these conditions.

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

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Portfolio 1 2 3 4 5 30%
Portfolio 1 2 3 4 5 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 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.

Recommended

SMALL ANIMAL GASTROENTEROLOGY,

Author
JORG M STEINER
ISBN
978-3-89993-027-6
Edition
2008
Publisher
SCHLÜTERSCHE VET

CANINE & FELINE GASTROENTEROLOGY

Author
ROBERT J. WASHABAU & MICHAEL J. DAY
ISBN
9781416036616
Edition
2013
Publisher
ELSEVIER SAUNDERS

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