Propedeutics of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics

Course Information
TitleΠΡΟΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΠΑΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ / Propedeutics of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics
Code5.2
FacultyHealth Sciences
SchoolVeterinary
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID200000727

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Ktīniatrikīs (2020-2021)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course537

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours75
Class ID
600099563
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
In the context of this module students are expected to: 1. Be able to perform clinical examination of companion and farm animals. 2. Be able to perform laboratory examinations. 3. Be able to perform basic surgical procedures. 2. Be able to understand the range of consumables and specific devices needed for successfully carrying out the above mentioned procedures. 3. Be able to comply with the critical technical aspects of the procedures in order to maximize the diagnostic yield and the safety level for the animals and themselves.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Methods of Clinical Examination -Propedeutics (Internal medicine, obstetrics, surgery) Lectures Lecture 1. Handling and restraint of ruminants L. 2 Taking the history and clinical examination of small ruminants L. 3 Clinical examination-examination of the forestomachs and abomasum in cattle L. 4 System-oriented clinical examination of small ruminants L 5 System-oriented clinical examination of cattle L. 6. Musculoskeletal system examination of cattle, clinical investigation of lameness L.7 A herd-oriented clinical examination of small ruminants L.8 A herd-oriented clinical examination of pigs L 9 Clinical examination of the reproductive system in sows L 10 Clinical examination of the male reproductive system in food animals L 11 Clinical examination of the female reproductive system in ruminants L 12 Clinical examination of the udder in ruminants L 13 Clinical examination of the reproductive system in the mare L 14-15 Clinicopathological investigation of liver and exocrine pancreatic function (companion and farm animals) L 16 Clinicopathological investigation of renal function L 17 Interpretation of serum protein changes in disease-Acute phase proteins L 18 Fundamentals of diagnostic cytology. Lymph node cytology. L 19 Normal blood cell morphology. Evaluation of regenerative response in anemia. L 20 Diagnostic tests for evaluation of hemostasis L 21 Clinical examination of the kidneys and the urinary tract. Micturition disorders in the dog and cat L 22-23 Clinical examination of the upper and lower respiratory tract, examination of the pleural cavity L 24-25 Diagnostic investigation of skin diseases: taking the history, examination of the skin and description of skin lesions. Clinical assessment: identification of primary and secondary skin lesions, evaluation of lesion localization, diagnostic investigation of pruritus in the dog and cat L 26-27 Diagnostic approach of neurological disorders L 28-29 Emergency management of trauma (companion and farm animals) L 30-31 Use of surgical instruments, hemostasis and surgical drains (companion and farm animals) L 32-33 Wound healing, Surgical infections, antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis, antisepsis and sterilization in companion and farm animal surgery Practical training Clinical examination and sample collection in cattle Clinical examination of the forestomachs and abomasum in cattle Musculoskeletal system examination of cattle, clinical investigation of lameness Intubation of the esophagus, paracentesis of the rumen, fluid administration in cattle Neonatal examination in ruminants Methods of physical restraint and sample collection in pigs Diagnostic investigation of clinical problems in pig farms Clinical examination of pigs Clinical examination of small ruminants Collection of blood and urine samples from small ruminants Intubation of the esophagus and administration of medications in small ruminants Methods of physical restraint of ruminants Rectal palpation for examination of the female reproductive tract in the cow Clinical examination of the female reproductive tract in ruminants-vaginal inspection and endoscopy Clinical examination of the udder in ruminants-collection of samples Clinical examination of the male reproductive tract, collection and examination of semen samples Handling of samples in the laboratory, good laboratory practice and interpretation of infectious disease testing for farm animals Taking the history and maintenance of medical records for companion animals Clinical examination of the dog Clinical examination of the cat Collection of blood and urine samples in the dog and cat The hematological examination Urinalysis Lymph node aspiration in the dog and cat Neurological examination in the dog Examination of the skin Bone marrow aspiration in the dog Cardiac examination Liver biopsy Fundamentals of endoscopy Arthrocentesis Methods of physical restraint and clinical examination of the horse Orthopedic examination and diagnostic approach of colic in horses Collection of blood and urine samples, drug administration and intubation in the horse Parenteral fluid administration, parenteral nutrition, calculation of medication dosage in the dog and cat Non-parenteral fluid administration in the dog and cat, management of the hospitalized animal Opthalmologic examination in the dog Clinical examination of the male and female reproductive tract in the dog History taking for reproductive system diseases, normal vaginal cytology Surgical instruments, suture material and suturing techniques Orthopedic examination Orthopedic instrumentation External fixation of fractures (bandages, casts, splints) Handling of samples in the laboratory, good laboratory practice and interpretation of infectious disease testing for companion animals
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Clinical Practice
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
22-05-2017