Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.
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).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Course planning information
Cardiac and respiratory diseases are common in dogs and cats. This course will give you the skills to correctly differentiate them from each other and from diseases of other body systems. Learn how to choose and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests, diagnose, and manage common cardiac and respiratory diseases and when to refer.
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 Science.
You cannot enrol in this course if you have passed (or are enrolled in) any of the course(s) above as these courses have similar content or content at a higher level.
General progression requirementsYou 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.
What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.
- 1 Relate the findings on cardiopulmonary examination and the results of diagnostic evaluations to the fundamental cardiorespiratory physiology and pathophysiology.
- 2 Correctly differentiate cardiac and respiratory disease from each other and from diseases of other body systems.
- 3 Competently investigate (choose and know how to interpret appropriate diagnostic tests), diagnose, and manage common cardiac and respiratory diseases in dogs and cats.
- 4 Advise owners of possible options and outcomes and know when to refer.
- 5 Retrospectively analyse and critique case management in the light of current literature.
Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|Test||1 2 3 4||20%|
|Written Assignment||1 2 3 4 5||40%|
|Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)||1 2 3 4||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.
- You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
- Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
- Practical or placement
- Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
- Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
- 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.