Semester: 5 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Veterinary Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: The student should have finished the following basic subjects: animal anatomy, biochemistry, histology and embryology, veterinary microbiology, veterinary immunology, animal feeding and feedstuffs, animal physiology.
Contact person: dr Marcin Wrzosek;
Short description: The goal of the course is to gain the skill of the full clinical examination of the large and small animals including the general clinical assessment as far as specific systems examination. The students are though how to perform all the procedures needed for the clinical assessment and finding the right choice of the additional and specialistic diagnostic methods and procedures.
Full description: The clinical and laboratory methods and ways of the husbandry and companion animals examination and assessment. The procedures used for the clinical animals assessment. History, signalment, body built, condition, constitution and animals behaviour. The measurement of the basic homeostatic parameters. The examinations of the specific systems and organs.
Bibliography: 1. Nelson, Couto: Small Animal Internal Medicine, 3rd edition Mosby, 2003 2. Ettinger: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Diseases of Dog and Cat. 3. Davidson M. G., Else R. W., Lumsden J. H: BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Clinical Pathology. 4. Divers, Peek: Rehbun diseases of diary cattle, Elsevier 2008 5. Reed, Bayly, Sellon: „Equine Internal Medicine”, Elsevier – Health Sciences Division, 2009
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: - the student knows the basic definitions of clinical diagnostics such as health, disease, condition, constitutionan interview, status present - he knows the rules for performing the diagnostic examination by deductive, inductive and differential methods - describes, explains and interprets the causes and symptoms of clinical - performs clinical examination of the patient and monitors the health status of animals in farms and households - gets properly samples for laboratory and additional tests - analyzes and correctly interpret the clinical data, laboratory test results, and results of other laboratory tests Skills: - the student after completing the course will have the ability to safe handling of animals. - he can perform a diagnosis by means of an interview, make a description of the animal, determine the type of constitutional and condition of the animal - has the ability to examine particular organs and systems of the various species of domestic animals - has the ability to describe the clinical symptoms and assess their significance Social competences: - student interviews with the owner of the animal to get the necessary information to allow for diagnose the disease - students organize the work of helping persons during the study in a manner that protects them for himself, for the animal (s) and at the same time allowing for the clinical examination - student directs an animal or samples taken for laboratory tests in no uncertain terms
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Graduation of the clinical classes: diagnostics I + diagnostics II Graduation of the lectures I+II – presence on the lectures

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