Advanced Diagnostic Techniques
To provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to coordinate and perform diagnostic techniques in accordance with the relevant professional, ethical and legislative frameworks. Includes 10 hours of work placement.
- Learning Outcomes
- 1:Apply best practice in the use, care and maintenance of diagnostic imaging equipment in veterinary practice.
2:Coordinate and apply methods and principles of safe diagnostic techniques in veterinary practice.
3:Detail and differentiate between common diagnostic imaging techniques used in veterinary practice.
- -Use, care, maintenance of diagnostic equipment
-Patient positioning and prep for different imaging techniques.
-Imaging for different conditions (e.g. pregnancy, PENN-HIP radiographic screening method for canine hip evaluation, dental radiography)
-Modes of diagnostic imaging and their application
-Obtaining a range of routine diagnostic samples
-Coordinate and perform in-house diagnostic techniques
- Management of in-house diagnostics samples and laboratory procedures, including: blood, vaginal swab, faecal egg counting
-Professional practice attributes: Compliance with workplace health and safety requirements; knowledge of relevant legislation and animal welfare standards; sustainable practice; effective communication skills, effective delegation skills; professional and ethical behaviour; cultural recognition and sensitivity; teamwork; accurate record-keeping.
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include: tutor facilitated and directed presentations and/or lectures, practical or workshop sessions and activities, guest speakers from industry, demonstrations, online learning activities, scenarios and case studies.
- Assessment Criteria
- Assessment 1Portfolio of evidence1001, 2, 3