|1. 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. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.|
|2. 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 third 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.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Classroom equipped with multimedia presentation and projection capabilities. Computers with Internet access. Fully equipped veterinary technology teaching laboratory. |
|4. 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:
- Research Methods
- Laboratory Animal Technology
- Other Species
- Veterinary Practice Management and Marketing
- Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Advanced Animal Husbandry
- New Products and Services
- Advanced Clinical Procedures and Therapeutics
- Large Animal Husbandry and Nursing
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Two-page Reflection Paper for each topic presented (3)
- Active participation in planned activities.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|No required textbook. Instructor and Presenter materials, online resources. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Registered Veterinary Technician |
|9. 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
|10. 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.
|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 - |
- Handout material and online resources (documents, presentation slides, web links, images, video) will be provided by the instructor and/or guest presenters.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is required for the A.S. Degree in Veterinary Technology. |