SAMS 515 Veterinary Physical Diagnosis I

(1 cr.) (Didactic 0.33 cr./Laboratory-PBL 0.67 cr.) This course is a follow-up to Veterinary Clinical Orientation LAMS 502 and consists of a combination of didactic, hands-on and case-based learning sessions focusing on small animal patients. This course expands the basic physical examination to include specialty examinations including orthopedic, neurologic, dermatologic, and ophthalmologic examinations. The Problem-Oriented Medical Record approach is introduced with use of the SOAP format as students are required to participate in working up “paper cases.” The laboratory exercises are tailored to provide the veterinary student with the opportunity to practice medical procedures that are commonly performed in the everyday clinical setting. Use of the SGU Simulation Laboratory allows students a more in-depth experience with cardiac arrhythmias, murmurs, and abnormal respiratory noises as they relate to commonly observed clinical case presentations.