VET30530 Clinical Musculoskeletal Sys
Academic Year 2021/2022
This module is part of the core course in veterinary medicine. Over the course of the module, students will acquire an understanding of the clinical and pathological aspects of musculoskeletal diseases of small and large animals and will gain an overview of clinical and diagnostic techniques. The aim is to learn how to incorporate pathological, diagnostic and clinical information to have strong foundations when entering the clinical final year and to be able to approach real clinical cases.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
Discuss, using correct terminology, the pathogenic mechanisms of musculoskeletal diseases;
Explain the pathophysiology and aetiopathogenesis of common musculoskeletal diseases;
Discuss the pathologic basis of common musculoskeletal diseases;
Explain a rational approach to pharmacological management of musculoskeletal diseases;
Correlate physical examination findings with appropriate further diagnostic investigations and formulate an appropriate diagnostic and treatment plan for common musculoskeletal diseases in small animals, equines and farm animals.
Discuss the main clinical and radiographic features of the most common musculoskeletal diseases in small animals, equines and farm animals.
Know the main procedures for the diagnostic techniques commonly used in the investigation of musculoskeletal diseases such as radiographs and nerve blocks;
Critically evaluate and make an appropriate case by case decision on which of the current diagnostic tests must be used in common musculoskeletal diseases;
Develop a rational approach to information management using a problem-oriented approach;
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