CCA412 - Clinical Care of Animals IV

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Subject Title
Clinical Care of Animals IV

Subject Description
CCA 412 is a continuation of CCA 312 and focuses on all aspects of animal care and welfare and the critical thinking processes required for the daily management of a clinical patient.  It will expose you to various responsibilities that you will encounter in future employment as a Veterinary Technician, such as the application of skills and interpretation of information taught in the previous and current semesters? courses.
While CCA encompasses a host of clinical aspects and responsibilities, utmost importance is placed on the ethical and conscientious behavior of all students in regards to the animals in their care.

Credit Status
One Credit

To obtain credit, both MED 400 and CCA 412 must be completed at a level suitable for promotion.

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

After completion of this course the student should be able to:

Take a full and complete history of a patient.
Take a full and complete physical examination of a patient.
Take samples for and carry out appropriate laboratory tests.
Present all the information to an attending veterinarian, using appropriate terminology and nomenclature in a manner that enables the veterinarian to proceed with a diagnostic plan
Included in this is an ability to recognize significant abnormalities and differentiate these for the normal and abnormal animal.
Demonstrate care, welfare and husbandry of species of animals in the facility including safe handling and restraint of all animals.
Understand the pivotal role taken by a Veterinary Technician in a veterinary clinic.

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
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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.