|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- Identify, appraise, and articulate the broad scope of career opportunities obtainable in the veterinary field.
- Reflect upon and evaluate the value of the topical information presented. Discuss the student relevancy and relationship to the Veterinary Technology Core Curriculum.
|Description - |
|Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Presenters will include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework in the program curriculum. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- collect information and experience a variety of pertinent topics not covered elsewhere in the veterinary technology curriculum that directly relate to the fundamentals learned in the first quarter, first year core curriculum.
- expand and enrich their knowledge and experience in the field of veterinary technology through regular attendance and actively participation as a learner.
- meet and network with local, regional, and national veterinary colleagues, animal health care, professionals, and specialists.
- recognize, appraise, and evaluate the various career opportunities available to them in the veterinary field.
- better understand and explain their role as part of the veterinary profession and the veterinary health care team.
- learn practical applications and appreciate the practical context for topics in the first quarter of the first year of the Veterinary Technology Curriculum
- develop an appreciation of the broad scope of careers in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, and the animal care and service industry.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Classroom equipped with multimedia presentation and projection capabilities. Computers with Internet access. Fully equipped veterinary technology teaching laboratory. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Presentations by veterinary medical professionals and representatives of other animal-related occupations on a variety of topics of interest to the veterinary technology student related to the core knowledge and fundamental principles and clinical skills learned in the first quarter, first year core curriculum.
- Topics are specifically related to the subject matter of the concurrently enrolled Veterinary Technology Program courses: Topics Include but are not limited to the following:
- Hospital Safety and Regulatory Compliance
- Aseptic Technique, Sanitization, Disinfection, and Sterilization.
- Surgical Nursing
- Basic Animal Husbandry
- New Products and Services
- Teamwork and Stress Management
- Clinical Procedures and Therapeutics
- Pet Loss and Grief.
- Companion Animal Behavior.
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Two-page Reflection Paper for each topic presented (3)
- Participation in planned activities.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|No required textbook. Instructor and Presenter materials. |
|Disciplines - |
|Registered Veterinary Technician |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Interactive Lecture/Presentations
- Small group discussions and activities, hands-on experiences as appropriate for individual topics.
- May involve computer demonstrations/simulations, written exercises, role-playing, small group work, hands-on practical experiences and skills training.
|Lab Content - |
- Workshops and hands-on experience as appropriate for individual topics.
- Involves computer simulations, written exercises, role-playing, small group and individual hands-on skills training. observation of demonstrations with medical equipment and/ or live animals.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Handout material and online resources will be provided by the instructor and/or guest presenters as needed. Reflection Papers.