SAMS 526 Introduction to Clinical Practice

(1 cr.) (Laboratory)

This course is comprised of 3 shifts at the Small Animal Clinic and 1 session of simulated client communication. As a continuum of the POMR skills learned in SAMS 515 and LAMS 503, the student practices and refines methods of incorporating physical examination, historical information collection, and development of problem lists based on current clinical cases from the Small Animal Clinic.

Creation of the medical record and the importance of clinical practice management are discussed and practiced by the student. Simulated client interactions allow students to engage in case scenarios, practicing the skills necessary for effective communication as outlined by the Calgary Cambridge Guide. The communication sessions allow for practice in providing and accepting effective feedback.