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This subject is dedicated to the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in small animal practice. Radiology, ultrasonography and clinical pathology will be covered. Therapeutic techniques will include pharmacology, monitoring, CPR and nutrition. These topics are designed to increase the veterinarian’s ability to select the correct test to give the greatest diagnostic yield and finesse their practical skills.
Each topic will be covered in depth in separate tutorials. The case log and case studies that form part of the subject are designed for the student to reflect on the disease present to enable successful case outcomes.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Justify choice of therapeutics as required for successful management of medical conditions including the indications, mechanism of action, contraindications and drug interactions
- Create fluid therapy and transfusion therapy plans taking into account uses, limitations, and risks
- Interpret various tests and monitoring parameters used in veterinary practice
- Interpret ultrasound and radiographic images as they relate to common veterinary scenarios
- Justify techniques, monitoring and procedures commonly used in small animal veterinary practice
- Justify preventative medicine protocols that apply to small animal practice
- Produce nutrition plans for various medical conditions
Last updated: 9 January 2020