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Abdominal & Urogenital Emergencies (VETS90037)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90037
Semester 1 - Online
Semester 2 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on abdominal, gastrointestinal, and urogenital emergencies. This subject will increase understanding of both pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions; acute abdomen, pancreatitis, liver failure, gastrointestinal foreign bodies, gastric dilation and volvulus, pyometra, dystocia, acute renal failure, and urethral obstruction. Both fundamental pathophysiological and clinical aspects of these areas will be covered allowing students to build on knowledge that was acquired as an undergraduate leading to a deeper understanding and improved clinical confidence in these areas.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the subject, students should be able to;

  • apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and therapy in order to successfully manage acute abdomen, gastrointestinal, renal, urinary tract, and reproductive emergencies
  • describe surgical procedures for and name potential complications of surgery for GDV, gastrointestinal foreign bodies, pyometra and caesarean section
  • demonstrate knowledge of pharmaceuticals that are used in the management of gastrointestinal disease including indications and mechanism of action
  • apply the core principles covered in this subject to case studies

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • problem-solving skills
  • analytic skills
  • increased confidence in tackling unfamiliar problems
  • the capacity to manage competing demands on time

Last updated: 11 November 2018