SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2021 11:16:08 PMANHLT 126 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANHLT 126Title:  VET TECH BOARD REVIEW  
Full Title:  Veterinary Technician Review and Board Exam Preparation
Last Reviewed:10/11/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Comprehensive review of veterinary technician information to prepare students for success on the Veterinary Technician National Exam. Pertinent subject matter will be reviewed with a focus of restating key concepts and identification of students personal strengths and weaknesses regarding required subject matter. Students will also learn about requirements for exam eligibility and application procedure, exam design and composition, and question analysis strategies.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ANHLT 52, ANHLT 120 and ANHLT 121


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Comprehensive review of veterinary technician information to prepare students for success on the Veterinary Technician National Exam. Pertinent subject matter will be reviewed with a focus of restating key concepts and identification of students personal strengths and weaknesses regarding required subject matter. Students will also learn about requirements for exam eligibility and application procedure, exam design and composition, and question analysis strategies.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ANHLT 52, ANHLT 120 and ANHLT 121
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Explain the test design, required subject matter and application requirements for Veterinary Technician Board Exams
2.   Evaluate adequacy of personal knowledge of each category of veterinary knowledge covered on the RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) board exams and develop a personalized study plan
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Develop a general exam study plan and organize study materials
2.  Identify personal readiness for board exam success for all knowledge categories included on Veterinary Technician Board Exams
3.  Describe the composition of RVT board examinations and the types of questions commonly encountered
4.  Complete an application to sit for the RVT exam
5.  Apply test question analysis questions to both familiar and unfamiliar material
6.  Complete a mock state board exam with a passing grade (70% or higher)

Topics and Scope
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1.  General Board Exam Information
    a.  California Veterinary Medical Board requirements for RVT Board exam eligibility
    b.  RVT Board exam application and applicant protocols
    c.  RVT Board Exam composition and test plan
    d.  Question analysis strategies
    e.  Study plans and study material organization
2.  Subject Matter Reviews: The scope of material covered will mirror the subject areas identified by the California Veterinary Technician Exam Committee and/or American Association of State Veterinary Boards.
     a.  Anesthesia and Analgesia
    b.  Animal Nursing and Care
    c.  Diagnostic Imaging
    d.  Dentistry
    e.  Emergency and Critical Care
    f.   Laboratory Procedures
    g.  Patient Examination
    h.  Pharmacy and Pharmacology
    i.   Surgical Preparation and Assisting

Assignments:
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1.  Reading from text and handouts, approximately 30-60 pages per week
2.  Answer study questions from text (approximately 100 per week) and/or weekly quizzes
3.  Topical research assignments (2-3) and 2-3 page summary for each
4.  Mock board exams
5.  Question writing assignments, exam application completion

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 15%
Research assignments, question writing assignments, exam application completion
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Study questions
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 80%
Quizzes; exams to include multiple choice, true/false, matching items, identification, short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians 5th ed (2014) by Thomas Colville. Published by Mosby.
Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 8th ed (2013) by Joanna Bassert and  Dennis M McCurnin. Published by Saunders.

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