Dedicated Companion Animal Clinical Practice.

Course content

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with practical experience in a dedicated companion animal practice setting including practicals within the chosen tracking area.  The course will have special emphasis on the practical clinical application of the problem oriented medical record (POMR) method as a systematic reflective clinical diagnostic decision making tool in dedicated companion animal practice as well as on evidence based approaches to diagnostic work up, interpretation of collected data, and planning of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic management strategies. It will mainly be patient based and interactive to further reflection, analysis, and synthesis of patient problems from obtained data including laboratory results and background knowledge including referral information from each patient. Planning of the practicals within the tracking areas will be performed together with the course coordinator and balanced based on the chosen area of tracking within dedicated companion animal practice.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Education

This course is a compulsory course at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science. The Master is a post graduate education targeted companion animal veterinarians seeking Continual Professional Development (CPD).

This course is not offered to single course students.

Learning outcome

Having completed the course, the student must be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical diagnostic decision making, patient therapy and management in dedicated companion animal practice
• List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management and client education in a dedicated companion animal practice situation

Skills
 Within the dedicated companion animal practice patient setting the student must be able to
• Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of disease, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management
• Seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence to patient problems in a dedicated companion animal clinical setting
• Communicate effectively and discuss patient issues and solution models with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level and across disciplines within dedicated companion animal practice
• Communicate effectively in writing and orally regarding patients and pass on results to relevant parties including both specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice colleagues and clients

Competences
• Plan and evaluate a diagnostic work-up for a companion animal patient with a complex  history
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal medicine
• Collaborate and communicate within and between both specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice peers and lay persons involved in companion animal management

Dedicated companion animal clinical practicals. The student will participate in patient work, patient case rounds, and peer seminars. Case-study work including establishing a case log and procedure log. Searching scientific literature.

Individuelle reading plans will be conducted in coorporation between student and course responsible.

 

 

Inclusion criteria for Master's Programme in Companion Animal Clinical Science: Degree in veterinary medicine and at least two years of relevant work experience.

Oral
Individual
Collective
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
Other
Type of assessment details
The portfolio exam consists of two parts.
1) The course certificate, which supports, underpins, and focuses on the learning process (learning portfolio). All required components of the course certificate must be approved and include a) a minimum of 80% active participation, b) 4 weeks externship seeing practice, alternatively, 2 weeks externship and a written assignment and c) E-learning: an online hygiene webinar.
2) An evaluation, which focuses on the intended learning outcomes (evaluation portfolio). The evaluation includes a) a written assignment: Two cases presented in a problem oriented format and b) a case-log with 50 clinical cases from clinical practice or externships.
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Criteria for exam assessment

To acheive the grade passed the student must be able to:

Knowledge
• Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical diagnostic decision making, patient therapy and management in dedicated companion animal practice
• List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management and client education in a dedicated companion animal practice situation

Skills
 Within the dedicated companion animal practice patient setting the student must be able to
• Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of disease, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management
• Seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence to patient problems in a dedicated companion animal clinical setting
• Communicate effectively and discuss patient issues and solution models with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level and across disciplines within dedicated companion animal practice
• Communicate effectively in writing and orally regarding patients and pass on results to relevant parties including both specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice colleagues and clients

Competences
• Plan and evaluate a diagnostic work-up for a companion animal patient with a complex  history
• Independently obtain, evaluate and elaborate on evidence based new knowledge within companion animal medicine
• Collaborate and communicate within and between both specialist, dedicated companion animal and mixed practice peers and lay persons involved in companion animal management

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 3
  • Preparation
  • 40
  • Practical exercises
  • 128
  • Exam
  • 35
  • English
  • 206

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SCAM13004U
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Part Time Master
Duration
Practicals 4 weeks full time. The practicals can be performed in an international university setting after approval by the Head of Studies
Placement
Spring
Schedulegroup
Spring 2023 (every second year)
4 weeks full time individual planned (from week 1 to week 37)
Capacity
30
Studyboard
Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Annemarie Thuri Kristensen   (3-63766d4275777066306d7730666d)
    Oncology and Hematology
Teacher

Faculty teaching at The University Hospital for Companion Animals
The practicals can be performed in an international university setting after approval by the Head of Studies.

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