118759

Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice

The principles of ophthalmology in dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diseases of the eye.

Course code

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118759

Level

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700-level

Credits

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15

Subject

Veterinary Science

Course planning information

Course notes

This course is available for practising 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. This course will guide you step by step through ocular examination and management of eye diseases so that you can feel comfortable knowing how to manage many common companion animal ophthalmic diseases and also knowing when to refer these cases to a specialist (and what procedures can be performed by the specialist once referred). 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

Submit both portfolios and achieve at least 50% in final exam.

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 Use the results of diagnostic evaluations including examination and diagnostic procedures to accurately identify and differentiate a range of common and uncommon ocular diseases in dogs and cats.
  • 2 Apply the principles of ophthalmology, including current evidence-based thinking regarding animal physiology and the pathophysiology of disease, diagnosis and treatment, to discuss diagnosis and management and prognosis of common and uncommon canine and feline ocular diseases.
  • 3 Collate and present clinical information, locate relevant literature, critically review and synthesise its contents and show how this will inform clinical practice. Effectively communicate your findings to others.
  • 4 Utilise peer feedback and reflection to improve clinical practice.

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

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Portfolio 1 3 30%
Portfolio 2 4 30%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 2 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.

Compulsory

SLATTER'S FUNDAMENTALS OF VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGY

Author
DAVID MAGGS, PAUL MILLER, AND RON OFRI
ISBN
978-0-3234-4337
Edition
SIXTH (2018)
Publisher
ELSEVIER

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