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Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies

Undergraduate modules

AST 500 - Anaesthesiology 500
Theoretical training in the basic principles in the administration of premedication, intravenous and inhalation anaesthetic agents to domestic and some common exotic pet animals. The module covers the design and function of the inhalation anaesthetic machine, the monitoring of vital functions during anaesthesia, the diagnosis and treatment of common complications during the peri-anaesthetic period and the administration of local anaesthetic agents.
 
AST 601 - Anaesthesiology 601
Theoretical training in the basic principles in the administration of premedication, intravenous and inhalation anaesthetic agents to domestic and some common exotic pet animals. The module covers the design and function of the inhalation anaesthetic machine, the monitoring of vital functions during anaesthesia, the diagnosis and treatment of common complications during the peri-anaesthetic period and the administration of local anaesthetic agents.
 
CBF 510 - Cage Birds and Fish Diseases 510
Theoretical module covering:
Avian: Housing and biosecurity, nutrition and nutritional diseases, special equipment and caging for avian practice, anatomy, physical examination and history taking, haematology and clinical chemistry, pharmacology, endoparasites, ectoparasites, protozoal, richettsial, fungal, bacterial and viral diseases, diseases, species specif conditions and syndromes, radiology, anaesthesia and selected procedures.
Fish: Husbandry, clinical work-up, endoparasites and ectoparasites, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases and treatments.
 
CBF 610 - Cage Bird and Fish Diseases 610
Theoretical module covering:
Avian: Housing and biosecurity, nutrition and nutritional diseases, special equipment and caging for avian practice, anatomy, physical examination and history taking, haematology and clinical chemistry, pharmacology, endoparasites, ectoparasites, protozoal, richettsial, fungal, bacterial and viral diseases, diseases, species specif conditions and syndromes, radiology, anaesthesia and selected procedures.
Fish: Husbandry, clinical work-up, endoparasites and ectoparasites, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases and treatments.
 
CPE 400 - Companion Animal Ethology, Handling and Welfare 400
Introduction to the fundamentals of the behaviour, handling, genetics, management, nutrition and welfare of dogs, cats and horses and other non-production animal species. Compulsory practical sessions will provide students with the basic handling skills needed for examining and treating companion animal patients. Student seminars will teach research and presentation skills and provide applied insight into topical issues regarding the welfare, behaviour and nutrition of companion animals.
 
CVP 200 - Surgical Nursing 200
The classification, complications and treatment of inflammation, wounds, bleeding, fractures and dislocation; Healing of wounds; Healing of different types of tissue; Surgical terminology; Examining a traumatised patient; Ocular emergencies. General surgical conditions and procedures of the thorax, abdomen, head and neck, skin, vertebral column and motor system; Nutrition of surgical patients; Surgical nursing of companion and production animals; Bandaging large and small animals; Dental hygiene; Physiotherapy; Pre-operative and post-operative nursing. Lectures offered by various departments.
 
ECS 500 - Equine Clinical Studies 500
The diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases of the horse; Integration of aspects of clinical veterinary science, including components of contagious and parasitic diseases, clinical diagnostics, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, therapeutics, medicine, surgery, reproduction and pathology. Lectures are offered by different departments.
 
ECS 600 - Applied Equine Clinical Studies 600
Practical instruction on module matter dealt with in Equine Clinical Studies 500 (ECS 500).
 
ECS 601 - Equine Clinical Studies 601
The diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases of the horse; Integration of aspects of clinical veterinary science, including components of contagious and parasitic diseases, clinical diagnostics, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, therapeutics, medicine, surgery, reproduction and pathology. Lectures are offered by different departments.
 
ECS 650 - Applied Equine Clinical Studies 650
Practical instruction on module matter dealt with in Equine Clinical Studies 300 (ECS 300)
 
ICS 400 - Introductory Clinical Studies 400
Introductory clinical diagnostics, introductory clinical pathology, and general surgery. Departments involved: Anatomy and Physiology, Companion Animal Clinical Studies and Production Animal Studies
 
LTG 120 - Laboratory Technique 120
Maintenance and handling of laboratory equipment; Collection and dispatching samples; Elementary haematology; Preparation and examination of skin scrapings, excretion samples, bacteriological and urine samples, as well as elementary clinical chemistry. Lectures offered by various departments.
 
MVP 120 - Medical Nursing 120
Theoretical aspects of intensive care nursing, including fluid therapy, cardiovascular and pulmonary resuscitation, nutritional therapy, recognition and treatment of shock; Monitoring of patients.
 
MVP 200 - Medical Nursing 200
Emergency treatment and nursing care of companion animal and production animal patients; Medical nursing and emergency management of companion and production animals; Assisting with and performing diagnostic procedures. Lectures are offered by various departments.
 
NAR 200 - Anaesthesiology 200
The physiology and signs of anaesthesia; Anaesthetics, methods and apparatus of anaesthesia; Anaesthetising and monitoring anaesthesia; Preparation and after-care; Anaesthetic emergencies.
 
RAD 200 - Radiography 200
Generating roentgen rays and their properties; Protective measures; Manipulating exposure factors; Positioning. Purpose and maintenance of accessories; Films, contrast media, development and evaluation of the quality of roentgen photographs; Basic principles of diagnostic ultrasonography.
 
SAC 500 - Small Animal Clinical Studies 500
The diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases of the dog and cat. Integration of aspects of clinical veterinary science, including components of contagious and parasitic diseases; clinical diagnostics; clinical pathology; diagnostic imaging, therapeutics; medicine; surgery; reproduction; pathology and behavioural anomalies. Departments involved: Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Paraclinical Sciences, Production Animal Studies and Veterinary Tropical Diseases.
 
SAC 600 - Applied Small Animal Clinical Studies 600
Practical tuition under supervision in the diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases of the dog and cat. Includes tuition after-hours and over weekends, public holidays and university recesses/vacations.
 
SAC 650 - Applied Small Animal Clinical Studies 650
Practical tuition under supervision in the diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases of the dog and cat. Includes tuition after-hours and over weekends, public holidays and university recesses/vacations.
 
TPR 120 - Theatre Practice 120
Theatre ethics; Basic principles of aseptic techniques; Types of surgical infections and their causes; Theatre management, hygiene and routine; Care of patients in the theatre. Lectures are offered by various departments.
 
TPR 200 - Theatre Practice 200
Principles of sterilization and disinfection; Surgical instruments, equipment, accessories and its maintenance and care. Suture materials and suturing; Professional responsibility.
 
VET 110 - Veterinary Ethology 110
Introduction to veterinary ethology; Applied ethology of companion animals (dogs, cats, horses) and applied production animal ethology (cattle, sheep, pigs), including livestock, breeds, behaviour, breeding, feeding and care of each species. Lectures are offered by the Departments of Companion Animal Clinical Studies and Production Animal Studies.