SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 4:42:40 AMANHLT 122L Course Outline as of Summer 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANHLT 122LTitle:  ANIMAL NURS FIELD PRAC  
Full Title:  Animal Nursing Field Practicum
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.25Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum.25Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 17.50 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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Course provides hands-on practical experience applying small animal nursing skills in a veterinary setting.

Concurrent Enrollment in ANHLT 122

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ANHLT 50

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Course provides hands-on practical experience applying small animal nursing skills in a veterinary setting.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in ANHLT 122
Recommended:Course Completion of ANHLT 50
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate safe patient handling and follow protocols to provide preventative medical care
    to feline and canine patients.
2.  Describe veterinary procedures effectively with clients and/or clinic staff.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Safely restrain cats and dogs for physical examination using appropriate restraint techniques.
2. Take and record vital signs during an examination.
3. Describe the importance of preventative medicine procedures and use a rubric to determine
    the medical needs of a patient.
4. Properly administer medication (at least orally).
5. Properly administer SQ (subcutaneous) and/or IM (intramuscular) injections.
6. Perform components of a physical exam on a canine or feline patient.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Hospital Safety Procedures            
II. Preventative Medicine Protocols            
    A. Heath examination, vaccinations, parasite control, sterilization, permanent identification      
    B. Importance and purpose of each aspect of typical preventative medicine      
    C. Application of protocols to determine care plan for individual patients      
III. Animal Restraint            
    A. Safe, manual restraint of dogs and cats for physical examination      
    B. Application of canine and feline muzzles      
    C. Use of towels, rabies poles, and common restraint devices      
IV. Physical Exam Skills including Taking and Recording Vital Signs            
    A. Temperature      
    B. Pulse      
    C. Respiration      
    D. Capillary Refill Time (CRT)      
    E. Auscultation of heart and lungs with a stethoscope      
    F. Age estimation based on dentition      
V.  Administration of Oral Medications            
VI. Administration of SQ (subcutaneous) and/or IM (intramuscular) Injections            
    A. Reviewing locations for administration      
    B. Practicing proper aseptic technique      
VII.  Nail Trims                  
VIII. Prescriptions            
    A. Common abbreviations      
    B. Prescription labeling      
    C. Dispensing medication      
IX. Client Communication

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1. Field practicum at a local veterinary facilities, dates and times to be arranged
2. Skills evaluation checklist, completed by field practicum supervisor
3. Clinical visit journal

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
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Field practicum
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 70%
Field practicum, Skills evaluation checklist
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation including clinical visit journal

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. 9th ed. Bassert, Joanna. Elsevier. 2018

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