Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
V T 91CLINICAL INTERNSHIP IISpring 2011
15 hours laboratory.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 180 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 15 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 6/15/10

1. Description -
Off-campus practical clinical work experience in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Students begin to follow directions from doctors and staff with increasing independence and exhibit good judgment and critical thinking skills. Practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the concurrent second year program course work: patient assessment skills, animal restraint, administration of medication and sample collection; assisting in radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology and common clinical procedures. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. actively participate in and document 240 hours of practical work experience in a veterinary medical clinical setting.
  2. integrate themselves into a veterinary medical team.
  3. contribute to the nursing care of a variety of veterinary patients.
  4. assess patients.
  5. develop and execute a Nursing Care Plan for common clinical conditions.
  6. understand and follow Doctor's Orders for patient care.
  7. perform practical medical record keeping
  8. observe, practice, perform, and demonstrate entry level competency in the "Essential Tasks Expected of Graduate Veterinary Technicians" as specified by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities in each of the following areas:
    1. Office and Hospital Procedures and Client Relations
    2. Pharmacy and Pharmacology
    3. Examination and Treatment Room Procedures
    4. Surgical Preparation and Assisting
    5. Animal Medical and Surgical Nursing
    6. Clinical Laboratory Procedures
    7. Anesthesiology and emergency assisting
    8. Radiology and Ultrasound Imaging
    9. Laboratory Animal Procedures, Avian and Exotic Procedures
    10. Hospital maintenance and workplace safety
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Stethoscope, proper clinical attire, name tag; additional equipment as required by individual sites.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Methods for searching for and obtaining an internship position in a licensed veterinary facility.
    1. Resume Writing
    2. Job search strategies
    3. Successful interviewing
    4. Work ethics
    5. Strategies for integrating into a veterinary heath care team
  2. Orientation to Clinical Internship requirements.
    1. Required hours
    2. Required documentation
    3. Assessment plan
    4. Timetable and deadlines
  3. Clinical instruction by licensed veterinarians and/or veterinary technicians in a licensed veterinary or research facility.
    1. Skills Training and Assessment
      1. American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities List of Essential Skills Expected of Graduate Veterinary Technicians
      2. Standard Criteria for learning, practice, and demonstration of clinical skills competency
      3. Skill development and practical work experience in the following areas:
        1. Office and Hospital Procedures and Client Relations
        2. Pharmacy and Pharmacology
        3. Examination and Treatment Room Procedures
        4. Surgical Preparation and Assisting
        5. Animal Medical and Surgical Nursing
        6. Clinical Laboratory Procedures
        7. Anesthesiology and emergency assisting
        8. Radiology and Ultrasound Imaging
        9. Laboratory Animal Procedures, Avian and Exotic Procedures (where available)
        10. Hospital maintenance and workplace safety
  4. Patient Assessment
  5. Developing and effectively executing Nursing Care Plans
  6. Interpreting and following Doctor's Orders
  7. Practical medical record keeping
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Completion of an Essential Skills Checklist and written midterm and final performance evaluations by a licensed veterinarian or registered veterinary technician. Periodic written and verbal evaluations by faculty Intern Coordinator.
Clinical Internship.
7. Representative Text(s) -
None

8. Disciplines -
Veterinary Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Internship/preceptorship.
 
10. Lab Content -
Clinical Internship: Practical training in the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities List of Essential Skills Expected of Graduate Veterinary Technicians using a set of Standard criteria as a guideline for the accomplishment of performance objectives. Emphasis is on skill development and hands-on experience in all required areas.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Midterm and final self-evaluations. Two clinical case studies.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-22 16:34:10


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines