The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge of clinical signs and diagnosis of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common animal species.
Theoretical and practical training are provided in small groups.
Aims of the course:
- Understanding of, and competence in, the logical approaches to both scientific and clinical reasoning, the distinction between the two, and the strengths and limitations of each.
- Work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Prepare accurate clinical and client records.
- Demonstrate ability to cope with incomplete information, deal with contingencies, and adapt to change.
- Demonstrate that they recognise personal and professional limits, and know how to seek professional advice, assistance and support when necessary.
- Demonstrate an ability of lifelong learning and a commitment to learning and professional development. This includes recording and reflecting on professional experience and taking measures to improve performance and competence.
- Take part in self-audit and peer-group review processes in order to improve performance.
- Obtain an accurate and relevant history of the individual animal or animal group, and its/their environment.
- Handle and restrain animal patients safely and with respect of the animal, and instruct others in helping the veterinarian perform these techniques.
- Perform a complete clinical examination and demonstrate ability in clinical decision making.
- Understand the contribution that imaging and other diagnostic techniques can make in achieving a diagnosis. Use basic imaging equipment and carry out an examination effectively as appropriate to the case, in accordance with good health and safety practice and current regulations.
- Access the appropriate sources of data on licensed medicines.
- Assess pain
- Learning knowledge and developing understanding and developing and / or applying original ideas in the context of surgical semiology;
- to develop the ability to apply this knowledge and solve problems related to new or unfamiliar subjects;
- to integrate the knowledge in surgical semiology and to manage its complexity;
- to communicate clearly and unambiguously to specialists and non-specialists;
- to acquire autonomy in the field of veterinary surgical semiology.