Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Sep 22, 2023  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 5500 - Animal Health and Disease: Part I (Foundation Course V)

Spring. 10 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: VTMED 5400 . Course fee: course guide. Enrollment limited to: second-year veterinary students.

N. Irby, D. W. Scott.

Integrates the clinical sciences of medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, and theriogenology, which are themselves integrated subjects, with systems pathology and relevant aspects of applied pharmacology. The course is presented on a systems basis, moving from clinical signs of alteration in function, to pathophysiology of clinical signs, to strategies for diagnosis and treatment. Specific examples are used to establish a cognitive framework and knowledge of the most important diseases. This course provides a sound foundation for clinical rotations in Foundation Course VI. It builds on the strengths developed in earlier courses by an increased exposure to case examples in a more directed way, taking advantage of the diversity of skills and special knowledge of both faculty and students. A variety of educational techniques are used, including lectures in which interaction is encouraged, laboratories, demonstrations, case discussions, and autotutorials.

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