CCA112 - Clinical Care of Animals I

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Subject Title
Clinical Care of Animals I

Subject Description
The Clinical Care of Animals (CCA) course is an introduction to clinical operations in veterinary medicine.  This course focusses on animal husbandry, facility operations, medical records charting, professionalism, and teamwork.  As a mandatory requirement of this course, all students will be participating in clinical animal care on a rotational schedule through both large and small animal species. During clinical rotations, students are working in teams in the animal hospital at Seneca College. Each rotation immerses students in experiential learning opportunities through participation in companion animal, laboratory animal, equine and large/small ruminant operations.

Credit Status
One Credit - CCA 112 is a Veterinary Technician Diploma Program prescribed subject. To obtain credit, both CCA 112 and MED 101 must be completed concurrently at a level suitable for promotion.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Perform general physical examinations and collect data on vital signs
  2. Collect and prepare samples of diagnostic laboratory work
  3. Recognize behavioural changes in patients
  4. Accurately record data into patient records as per provincial and national standards
  5. Implement approved safety measurements specific to veterinary facilities (WHMIS, OHS guidelines, CVO policies)
  6. Effectively work in a team environment
  7. Model ethical, legal and professional codes of conduct in companion animal, equine and large/small ruminant settings.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.