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VETT 2330 - Laboratory & Exotic Animal Techniques-Laboratory

Credit Hours: 0.50


Prerequisites: Admission into the Veterinary Technician Program; VETT 1580  with grade C or better

VETT 2330 instructs veterinary technician students in techniques associated with laboratory and exotic animal species. Application strategies include hygiene, handling and restraint, nail trims, and sexing. The course also covers various injection techniques.

Billable Contact Hours: 1

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome A: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate proper handling and restraint of common laboratory and exotic animals.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate handling and restraint of the rat, mouse, hamster, guinea pig, gerbil, rabbit, and bird.
  2. Describe the appropriate hygiene protocol when handling laboratory and exotic animals.

Outcome B: Upon completion of this course, students will determine the sex of various animals and perform nail trims.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how to sex the rat, mouse, hamster, guinea pig, gerbil and rabbit.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate technique for trimming nails in rabbit and bird.

Outcome C: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate various injection techniques on laboratory and exotic animals.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate subcutaneous injection technique for various laboratory and exotic animals.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular injection technique for various laboratory and exotic animals.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate intradermal injection technique for various laboratory and exotic animals.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Hygiene
  2. Handling and restraint
  3. Nail trims
  4. Determining sex of various animals
  5. Injection techniques

Primary Faculty
Renda-Francis, Lori
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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