SRJC Course Outlines

2/6/2023 8:06:48 PMANHLT 52 Course Outline as of Spring 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANHLT 52Title:  SML ANM REC/TRANS CONTRL  
Full Title:  Small Animal Disease Recognition and Transmission Control
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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: 
Formerly:  AG 67.4

Catalog Description:
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This class will focus on the diseases of companion animal species (feline and canine). This class will include disease recognition as well as transmission control, hospital sanitation and sterilization procedures. A special emphasis will be placed on zoonoses awareness and protection. Microbiology of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections will be covered including relevance to chemical disinfectant handling.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ANHLT 50 and Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class will focus on the diseases of companion animal species (feline and canine). This class will include disease recognition as well as transmission control, hospital sanitation and sterilization procedures. A special emphasis will be placed on zoonoses awareness and protection. Microbiology of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections will be covered including relevance to chemical disinfectant handling.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of ANHLT 50 and Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Identify and explain the basic pathophysiology of the common diseases of domestic animals
    including zoonotic disease.
2.  Identify common ecto- and endoparasites of domestic animals and explain the clinical
    significance of each regarding veterinary patients.
3.  Recognize routes and risk factors for transmission of disease and describe appropriate means
    of disinfection.

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Students will be able to:
1. Identify common bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoal diseases that affect small companion
    animals.
2. Discuss common diagnostic tests and how they are used to detect infectious disease.
3. Explain routes of disease transmission and means to prevent spread of disease.
4. Identify common types of pathogenic organisms and explain the differences between these
    organisms.
5. Define control methods of common bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoal diseases.
6. Identify potential zoonotic disease situations and means to prevent the spread of disease
    between animals and people.
7. Evaluate different disinfectants and sanitation procedures for effectiveness.

Topics and Scope
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I. Zoonotic Diseases                  
    A. Common causative agents            
    B. Clinical Signs            
    C. Transmission            
    D. Prevention and disinfection            
II. Common Diseases by Organ System                  
    A. Alimentary            
         1. Including pancreatitis and hepatic lipidosis      
         2. Causes and differentiation of emesis, regurgitation, retching and dysphagia      
    B. Aural:  Including fungal, bacterial and mite otitis      
    C. Cardiovascular: Including mitral valve disease and dilated cardiomyopathy      
    D. Integumentary: Including alopecia, allergic dermatitis, ringworm, and dermal neoplasias      
    E. Endocrine: Including thyroid disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Cushings and Addisons      
    F. Hematopoietic: Including Lymphoma and anemias      
    G. Musculoskeletal: Including cruciate disease and lactating patellas      
    H. Nervous: Including seizures and intervertebral disk disease      
    I. Reproductive            
    J. Respiratory            
    K. Urinary: Including Chronic Renal Failure and Cystitis      
III. Veterinary Bacteriology                  
    A. Common disease causing bacteria: Including Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Lyme disease      
    B. Microbiology and diagnostics            
    C. Clinical Signs            
    D. Treatment and Prevention                  
IV. Veterinary Virology                  
    A. Common disease causing viruses            
         1. Parvovirus, Distemper, Parainfluenza, Canine Influenza      
         2. Calicivirus, Rhinotracheitis, Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus,
              Feline Infectious Peritonitis      
    B. Microbiology and diagnostics            
    C. Clinical Signs            
    D. Treatment and Prevention                         
V. Veterinary Parasitology                  
    A. Common Endoparasites: Including heart worm disease, protozoal disease and enteric
         helminths      
    B. Common Ectoparasites: Including fleas, ticks and mites      
    C. Clinical signs            
    D. Diagnosis            
    E. Treatment and control            
VI. Other Veterinary Pathogens                  
    A. Common fungal disease            
    B. Common prion disease            
VII. Veterinary Toxicology                  
    A. Common toxins            
    B. Decontamination protocols            
    C. Clinical Signs and Treatment            
VIII. Vaccination                  
    A. Basic Immune System Function            
    B. Vaccine technologies            
    C. Vaccine administration            
    D. Typical vaccine protocols            
IX. Sanitation Evaluation                  
    A. Chemical options            
    B. Appropriate choice            
    C. Disposal of materials

Assignments:
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1. Reading in texts and handouts (approx 30 pages per week)
2. Reading, summarizing, and answering questions regarding case studies or veterinary research
    papers
3. In-class activities including mock disease outbreaks, disease characteristic recognition, and
    mock patient assessment
4. Presentations on specific veterinary diseases
5. Term project regarding zoonotic disease
6. Quizzes (up to every week), midterm(s) (1 or 2), final examination

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 - 30%
Research paper summaries and term project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Case studies and in-class activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Disease presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Quizze), midterm examination(s), and final exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, identification, case study comprehension
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. 9th ed. Bassert, Joanna and Beal, Angela and Samples, Oreta. Saunders. 2017
Common Diseases of Companion Animals. 4th ed. Summers, Alleice. Mosby. 2019
Merck Veterinary Manual. 11th ed. Aiello, Susan and Moses, Michael. Merck. 2016

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