OADM70020
Veterinary Lab Procedures
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 36.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2021
Prerequisites: (OADM70018 OADM70019 OADM70021)
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: OADM70021 Animal Husbandry 2

Program(s): Veterinary Office Admin
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210118_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a course offered through OntarioLearn. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com and you will be sent an email with your login details.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course will cover the basic medical and laboratory procedures involved in a veterinary medical practice. This will include laboratory and radiology safety and procedures, and will cover the most common veterinary and laboratory practices in a veterinary hospital. This course will stress the importance of proper preparation of laboratory samples, safety procedures and appropriate techniques.

Program Context

 
Veterinary Office Admin Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a mandatory course in the Veterinary Office Administration Recognition of Achievement


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Describe several common procedures conducted in both the laboratory and examination room in a veterinary practice, including but not limited to urinalysis, blood chemistry and the basics of the physical exam.
  2. Outline the collection and preparation of samples for laboratory tests.
  3. Explain the importance of quality control and safety during all procedures.
  4. Explain the importance of professionalism and accuracy in the laboratory and medical aspects of a hospital setting.
  5. Identify pieces of basic laboratory and examination room equipment and explain how they function.
  6. Describe the importance of identifying common internal and external parasites.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Assignments (5 x 12%)60.0%
 Final Exam40.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
The assignments and final exam will be a combination of multiple choice and written evaluations. The final exam must be written in order to pass the course. The passing grade is 50%. The final grade will be issued by the registering college.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication Skills - Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  • Communication Skills - Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  • Numeracy - Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving - Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills - Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Information Management - Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  • Information Management Skills - Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Other
    Notes:  This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Loyalist College) LO-HLTH8145.

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
RequiredTextbookAnimal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals, Sheldon, Mosby, 2, ISBN 9780323354943
RequiredTextbookBSAVA Manual of Practical Veterinary Nursing, E. Mullineaux and M. Jones, ISBN 978-0-905214-91-7, 2007
RequiredTextbookIllustrated Guide to Veterinary Terminology, J. Romich, Thomson Delmar, 4, ISBN 113312576X

Applicable student group(s): Continuing and Professional Studies Students
Course Details:
Course Topics include:
  • Introduction to the veterinary laboratory
  • Basic laboratory and medical procedures
  • Large animal procedures
  • An introduction to veterinary radiology
  • Laboratory procedures associated with small animal internal and external parasitology


Sheridan Policies

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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