118764

Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery

The principles and practice of soft tissue surgery in dogs and cats for veterinarians. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of soft tissue diseases.

Course code

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

118764

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

This paper will take a practical and relevant approach to the management of common soft tissue surgical conditions in the dog and cat. Improve your understanding, clinical approach and management of a variety of conditions from diaphragmatic hernia patient

Submit both Portfolios Contribute to at least one discussion forum in each module Achieve an overall mark of 50% across the total assessment including at least 50% in the final case-based assessment.

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 Investigate and diagnose diseases and traumatic conditions of soft tissue structures in which surgery may be indicated in dogs and cats.
  • 2 Evaluate options for whole-patient management of the dog and cat with soft tissue disease, including medical management and referral. Judge and articulate prognosis with various surgical and medical options.
  • 3 Plan and perform common surgical procedures of soft tissues in dogs and cats, including management of commonly occurring complications.
  • 4 Explain and justify preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management of soft tissue diseases in dogs and cats.
  • 5 Collate and present clinical information to a standard suitable for scientific publication, develop and justify clinical approaches to soft tissue surgical diseases in dogs and cats with reference to the scientific literature.
  • 6 Demonstrate utilisation of peer feedback and personal reflection to improve your practice of the discipline.

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 6 30%
Portfolio 1 2 3 4 5 6 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.

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