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Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (GC-SAECC)

Graduate CertificateYear: 2019 Delivered: Online

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Award titleGraduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Credit points50 credit points
Duration12 months part time

This course focuses on emergency and critical care (ECC) of the dog and cat. The course will cover both the fundamental pathophysiological and clinical aspects of ECC. In this way, the course will provide the theory required for preparation of the ANZCVS ECC membership examinations. Passing of ANZCVS ECC membership examinations are a mandatory requirement before a veterinarian is able to sit specialty veterinary examinations within Australia and thus the course will be of assistance to those entering into a residency position in this area. Specifically this course lead to the ability to identify and address life threatening conditions such as, but not limited to, major trauma, toxicities, sepsis, acute abdomen, cardiac failure, respiratory and ventilatory failure, renal failure and urethral obstruction. Students will develop knowledge in the techniques necessary to perform emergency and critical care procedures and develop knowledge in the monitoring of these patients. Students completing this course will gain understanding and confidence when dealing with ECC patients through didactic course work, use of realistic case studies and assessment that provides feedback and re-enforcement of material.

The graduate certificate in small animal emergency and critical care consists of four mandated subjects worth 12.5 points each. A prerequisite for the course is to have a veterinary degree that is recognised by the University of Melbourne.