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Haemato, Neurologic & Global Conditions (VETS90038)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90038
Semester 1 - Online
Semester 2 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on neurologic, musculo-skeletal, haematological, endocrine, global emergencies and transfusion medicine. This subject will increase understanding of both pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions; traumatic brain injury, spinal trauma, open fractures, traumatic wounds, burns, hyperthermia, toxicities, coagulopathies, IMHA, IMT, anaphylaxis, diabetes ketoacidosis, Addisonian crisis, and transfusion of red cells and plasma. 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. This subject will introduce the cell based model of coagulation, pathophysiological principles of SIRS, sepsis and DIC and discuss the diagnosis and critical care of patients with these conditions.

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 neurologic, musculoskeletal, haematological, endocrine and global emergencies
  • to explain the cell based model of coagulation and how this relates to inflammation
  • describe the pathophysiology of traumatic brain, spinal injury, and global conditions such as SIRS, sepsis, DIC, trauma, hyperthermia, toxicities and anaphylaxis
  • to demonstrate effective assessment and management of global conditions such as SIRS, sepsis, DIC, trauma, burns, hyperthermia, toxicities and anaphylaxis
  • to demonstrated understanding of the pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Australian snake envenomation, tick paralysis and toad toxicity
  • to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the use of transfusion therapy including appropriate indications, limitations and risks
  • 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: 14 August 2019