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
Clinical pathology is invaluable in reaching a diagnosis, planning a treatment protocol, monitoring progression of disease, assessing response to therapy, and determining prognosis. The aim of this course is to strengthen your understanding of clinical pathology, improve your practical skills in basic in-house diagnostic evaluations and enable you to make sound decisions in patient management.
For detailed information about this and other distance courses in this programme see http://mvm.massey.
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.
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 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 Describe the clinical pathological changes associated with disease seen commonly in primary (non-specialist) veterinary practice in dogs and cats and discuss the pathogenesis of these changes.
- 2 Choose diagnostic tests based on a systematic understanding of the effects of physiological and disease states on laboratory findings, taking into account interactions and artifacts. Effectively use clinical pathological tests to support or refute diagnoses and plan management of dogs and cats with diseases seen commonly in primary (non-specialist) veterinary practice.
- 3 Prepare cytological preparations that are free from artifact and suitable for interpretation. Recognise common inflammatory and neoplastic changes in cytological samples from dogs and cats. Recognise the presence of microorganisms. Describe and interpret blood and bone marrow films. Recognise the significant morphological abnormalities in a blood film.
- 4 Evaluate the benefits and limitations of in-clinic and commercial laboratory analysis. Develop quality control protocols for in-clinic laboratory analyses using equipment commonly found in general veterinary practice. Demonstrate and justify quality control procedures to other veterinary and lay staff.
- 5 Collate and present clinical information to a standard suitable for scientific publication. Develop and justify approaches to the use of clinical pathology in canine and feline practice with reference to the scientific literature.
- 6 Effectively incorporate peer feedback and personal reflection to improve clinical practice.
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 5 6||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.
Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.
VETERINARY HAEMATOLOGY AND CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, AND CYTOLOGY
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