118757

Cardiorespiratory Medicine for Small Animal Veterinarians

The principles and practice of cardiorespiratory medicine in dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of cardiac and respiratory disease.

Course code

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118757

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

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 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 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.

Assessments

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.
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.