SCAM13004U  Dedicated Companion Animal Clinical Practice.

Volume 2017/2018
Education

This course is a compulsory course at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science. The Master is a post graduate education targeted companion animal veterinarians seeking Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Content

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with practical experience in a dedicated companion animal practice setting including practicals within the chosen tracking area.  The course will have special emphasis on the practical clinical application of the problem oriented medical record (POMR) method as a systematic reflective clinical diagnostic decision making tool in dedicated companion animal practice as well as on evidence based approaches to diagnostic work up, interpretation of collected data, and planning of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic management strategies. It will mainly be patient based and interactive to further reflection, analysis, and synthesis of patient problems from obtained data including laboratory results and background knowledge including referral information from each patient. Planning of the practicals within the tracking areas will be performed together with the course coordinator and balanced based on the chosen area of tracking within dedicated companion animal practice.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning Outcome

Having completed the course, the student must be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical diagnostic decision making, patient therapy and management in dedicated companion animal practice
• List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management and client education in a dedicated companion animal practice situation

Skills
 Within the dedicated companion animal practice patient setting the student must be able to
• Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of disease, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management
• Seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence to patient problems in a dedicated companion animal clinical setting
• Communicate effectively and discuss patient issues and solution models with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level and across disciplines within dedicated companion animal practice
• Communicate effectively in writing and orally regarding patients and pass on results to relevant parties including both specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice colleagues and clients

Competences
• Plan and evaluate a diagnostic work-up for a companion animal patient with a complex  history
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal medicine
• Collaborate and communicate within and between both specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice peers and lay persons involved in companion animal management

Individuelle reading plans will be conducted in coorporation between student and course responsible.

 

 

Inclusion criteria for Master's Programme in Companion Animal Clinical Science: Degree in veterinary medicine and at least two years of relevant work experience.
Dedicated companion animal clinical practicals. The student will participate in patient work, patient case rounds, and peer seminars. Case-study work including establishing a case log and procedure log. Searching scientific literature.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
As a part of the course the student will have to hand in a case and procedure log as well as selected patient records. The number of cases and procedures and their distribution will depend on the chosen area of tracking.
Exam registration requirements

80 % active participation in the on site course activities are required in order to obtain approved course certificate. Both, approved course certificate and a passed examination are required to pass the course. Students may attend examination without approval of course certificate. A written report can replace up to 2 weeks of the Clinical Practice period when approved by the head of studies and the course responsible. The course responsible will define the length and content of the written report.

Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Criteria for exam assesment

Having completed the course, the student should be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical diagnostic decision making, patient therapy and management in dedicated companion animal practice
• List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management and client education in a dedicated companion animal practice situation

Skills
 Within the dedicated companion animal practice patient setting the student must be able to
• Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of disease, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management
• Seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence to patient problems in a dedicated companion animal clinical setting
• Communicate effectively and discuss patient issues and solution models with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level and across disciplines within dedicated companion animal practice
• Communicate effectively in writing and orally regarding patients and pass on results to relevant parties including both specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice colleagues and clients

Competences
• Plan and evaluate a diagnostic work-up for a companion animal patient with a complex  history
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal medicine
• Collaborate and communicate within and between both specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice peers and lay persons involved in companion animal management

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Colloquia
  • 3
  • Practical exercises
  • 128
  • Preparation
  • 40
  • Exam
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206