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Unit of Study VTEC1002 Principles of Animal Health Assessment for Veterinary Technologists (2025)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

apply observation and physical assessment of animal patients to competently identify and record normal parameters

demonstrate safe and effective use of medical equipment including handling sharps

use knowledge to competently perform calculations related to veterinary medication administration

describe and discuss preventative health care in a variety of species commonly encountered in veterinary practice while engaging in reflective practice.

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Teaching method
Tutorial 1 hour (3 per week )
Practical 3 hours (Weekly )
Placement 72 hours (Over 4 weeks)
Viva voce40%

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