MED400 - Medical Clinics IV and Dentistry

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Subject Title
Medical Clinics IV and Dentistry

Subject Description
This course continues responsibility for important areas of VTE student instruction and evaluation.  It is the final semester covering instruction in and the evaluation of animal nursing skills, incorporating skills previously instructed in the Medical clinics course MED101, 200, and 300. Theoretical lecture material will focus on several significant topics such as Bandaging and Wound Management, Emergency and Critical care and Medical Nursing. Labs will compliment the lecture material.
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 in the VTE Program

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

On successful completion of MED400, you will be able to:

1. Demonstrate at a level expected of a competent Veterinarian Technician beginning in the field - professionalism, team work and group co-operation in the preparation and presentation of a seminar.

2. Describe and apply the material presented during other seminar presentations.

3. Explain the concepts involved with wound management. Integrate and apply the bandaging, splinting and casting procedures discussed during the class and labs.

4. Demonstrate proficiency in the further small and large animal techniques taught.

5. Correctly perform a complete dental prophylaxis,  properly  maintain the  machine and accurately explain the contraindications, indications and procedures of these techniques

6. Explain the concepts involved with the euthanasia and necropsy procedures.

7. In the written/oral format you will on an ongoing basis independently and accurately, paraphrase and evaluate the essential underlying principles that guide veterinary nursing.

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.

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

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

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

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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