MED300 - Medical Clinics III and Dentistry

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Subject Title
Medical Clinics III and Dentistry

Subject Description
In this course, students will be introduced to the topic of veterinary dentistry. They will also learn to apply theoretical knowledge to medical nursing and therapeutic techniques in both large and small animals.

This semester will cover instruction in and the evaluation of animal nursing skills, incorporating skills previously instructed in the Medical clinics course MED101 and 200. Theoretical lecture material will focus primarily on the topic of Dentistry. Labs will focus on dentistry and the continuation of therapeutic techniques.

A satisfactory evaluation indicates a mature, dependable student to whom the care of an animal, facilities, equipment, client, etc. may be delegated either routinely or in emergency situations.

Credit Status
One credit

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

Upon successful completion of MED300, you will be able to:

  1. Explain normal oral anatomy and physiology of companion animals.
  2. Recognize common oral pathologies of companion animals and explain the disease process.
  3. Explain the indications and procedures of common dental techniques performed on companion animals.
  4. Perform an oral examination on canine and feline patients and accurately complete appropriate charts.
  5. Demonstrate correct usage of dental instruments to clean and polish teeth of canine and feline patients.
  6. Properly maintain the equipment involved.
  7. Educate pet owners about appropriate and effective dental home care.
  8. Explain techniques in the further small animal nursing skills taught.

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.

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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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