TITLE AND DESCRIPTION OF UNDERGRADUATE COURSES


VSR 421 General Surgery Credit Units: 2, 30L, 45P

Introduction, Concepts in surgery, nature of surgical diseases; emergency cases, patient assessment, principles of anaesthesia, preparations for surgery, operative techniques, post-operative care, wound healing, complications in surgery, accident surgery, instrumentation.

Remarks: Clinical core course, DVM students only

VSR 422 Field Practice III Credit Units: 6

A long vacation field practice of six weeks duration in diagnostic laboratories. Inspection visits may be conducted to such places by the coordinating departments (Veterinary Surgery & Reproduction; Medicine and Physiology & Pharmacology) to assess student’s participation. Remark: Compulsory

VSR 513 Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Credit Units: 2,30L

Anaesthetic principles and techniques in small and large animals; drugs and apparatus used in anesthetic management; anesthetic accidents and emergencies; care of the unconscious animal, maintenance of circulation.Pulmonary, hepatic and renal homeostasis in animals suffering from trauma and advanced diseases before, during and after surgery. Remarks: Clinical core course, concurrent with VSR 531

VSR 514 Small Animal Surgery Credit Unit: 2, 30L

Cosmetic, palliative, curative and operative procedures on the head, neck, thorax, abdomen and perineum of small animals.Remarks: Clinical core course, concurrent with VSR 531.

VSR 525 Orthopaedic Surgery Credit Units: 2, 30L

Fractures and fracture healing, orthopaedic examination of the patient, reduction and fixation of fractures, orthopaedic nursing, diagnosis and treatment of fractures of long bones, pelvis, spine and skull; diagnosis and treatment of lameness in horses, cattle, sheep and pigs; management of infections, nutritional and neoplastic bone diseases; joint diseases. Remarks: Clinical core course, Concurrent with VSR 531

VSR 526 Surgical Diseases Credit Units: 2, 30L

Clinic features, investigative procedures, treatment options and prognosis of commons surgical conditions in small and large animals e.g. congenital anomalies trauma, non-neoplastic lumps, neoplasia, obstructions, displacements, degenerations and fluid leakage.

Remarks: Clinical core course, Concurrent with VSR 531

VSR 531 Surgery Clinics I Credit Units: 3

A course covering the first and second semesters in which hospital cases are used to instruct the student on diagnosis and management of surgical diseases of small and large animals

Remarks: Clinical core course, Concurrent with VSR 513,514,525 and 526.

VSR 617 Operative Surgery Credit Units: 2, 301

Indications, pre-operative care and details of procedures; after care; possible complications of model operations on small and large animals. Remarks: Clinical core course, Concurrent with VSR 632.

VSR 628 Diagnostic imaging Credit Units: 2, 30L

Introduction; production of X-rays; radiation safety; X-ray film exposure and processing, Radiographic interpretation; Radiation therapy; Principles of ultrasound scanning; Application of scanning in veterinary medicine, Echocadiograph; Principles of Compound tomography (CT Scan). The use ofdiagnostic imaging techniques in pregnancy diagnosis and in reproductive disorders. Review of Clinical imaging cases.

Remarks: Clinical core course. the Course shall be handled by lectures from both Surgery and Theriogenology Units of the Department

VSR 632 Surgical Exercises Credit Units 2, 90L/P

Laboratory sessions on selected procedures designed to enable students develop basic technical skills in anaesthesia, theatre routines and selected soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures.Remarks: Clinical core course.

VSR 634 Surgery Clinics II Credit Units: 6

This is a continuation of VSR 531.Remarks: Clinical core course, Concurrent with VSR 617.