SRJC Course Outlines

7/25/2024 12:39:57 AMVETT 102 Course Outline as of Summer 2025

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VETT 102Title:  ADVENTURE VETERINARY MED  
Full Title:  Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
Last Reviewed:1/22/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ANHLT 102

Catalog Description:
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This course provides students with a behind-the-scenes look at typical cases seen in general and specialty veterinary practice. This interactive, case-based introductory course explores a new case each week. Cases will be presented from start to finish, including client communication, history, presenting complaints, clinical signs, differential diagnoses, development of a diagnostic and therapeutic plan, and disease prevention.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ANHLT 50 OR ANHLT 101


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides students with a behind-the-scenes look at typical cases seen in general and specialty veterinary practice. This interactive, case-based introductory course explores a new case each week. Cases will be presented from start to finish, including client communication, history, presenting complaints, clinical signs, differential diagnoses, development of a diagnostic and therapeutic plan, and disease prevention.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ANHLT 50 OR ANHLT 101
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Describe and discuss the typical thought process and sequence of events required to treat a veterinary patient.
2. Describe and discuss common barriers to the successful treatment of veterinary patients.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the general approach to arriving at a medical diagnosis.
2. Identify and define veterinary terminology related to common diseases, organ systems, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
3. Identify and give examples of the difference between acute and chronic disease, and the general approach to each.
4. Identify and give examples of the difference between elective and emergency procedures, and the general approach to each.

Topics and Scope
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I. Typical Veterinary Patient Approach
    A. History, signalment, and presenting complaint
    B. Physical exam findings
    C. Differential diagnoses and diagnostic options
    D. Treatment options and predicting outcomes
    E. Client counseling, involvement in the diagnostic and therapeutic process
    F. Disease prevention
II. Common Veterinary Patient Scenarios (Focus on Dogs/Cats with Occasional Other Species)
     A. Infectious disease patient(s)
     B. Parasitic infestation(s)
     C. Patient(s) with chronic disease such as cardiac disease, renal failure, or neoplasia
     D. Autoimmune disease or similarly complicated internal medicine patient(s)
     E. Orthopedic surgery and anesthesia(s)
     F. Toxicity, trauma, or other emergency cases
III. Common Challenges in the Veterinary Workplace
    A. Distinguishing clinical signs from differential diagnoses
    B. Mismatch between patient needs and owner financial limitations
    C. Scope of care between general practitioners and specialists
    D. Patient risk assessment and case management decision-making
    E. Staffing limitations/shortages
    F. Quality of life considerations and euthanasia
    G. Compassion fatigue and burnout

Assignments:
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1. Reading (30-100 pages total)
2. Essay and/or outlines
3. Quizzes
4. Presentation

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
20 - 50%
Essay and/or outlines
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
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
30 - 50%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Presentation; attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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