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VETT 2200 - Small Animal Diseases

Credit Hours: 2.00


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

(formerly VETT 2220)

VETT 2200 provides veterinary technician students with basic information on diseases and the body’s defense system mechanisms, vaccination procedures, nutrition, reproduction, and public health concerns for the dog and cat species. It stresses preventative health measures and client education. Disease discussions will cover etiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome A: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the body’s defense system and its response to disease.

Objectives:

  1. Define antigen.
  2. Define antibody.
  3. Describe the body’s mechanical barrier to disease.
  4. Explain inflammatory response.
  5. Describe the difference between specific immunity, cell mediated immunity, and humoral immunity.

Outcome B: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the common diseases of the cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, blood and immune, integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, and urinary systems.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize the anatomy of the canine and feline heart.
  2. List and describe the different parts to an ECG.
  3. Define heart failure.
  4. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various cardiovascular diseases.
  5. Recognize and understand what causes various cardiac arrhythmias.
  6. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various digestive system diseases.
  7. Know the genus species of the common parasites that can cause digestive diseases.
  8. Know the purpose of the thyroid gland, pancreas, and adrenal glands.
  9. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various endocrine system diseases.
  10. Know the 3 main categories of eye diseases.
  11. List and identify the accessory structures of the eye.
  12. List and identify the structures with in the eye globe.
  13. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various eye diseases.
  14. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various blood and immune disorders.
  15. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various integumentary system diseases.
  16. List the many functions of the skin.
  17. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various musculoskeletal system disorders.
  18. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various nervous system disorders.
  19. List the parts of the body that comprise the central nervous system.
  20. List the parts of the body that comprise the peripheral nervous system.
  21. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various reproductive disorders.
  22. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various respiratory disorders.
  23. List the parts of the body that comprise the upper respiratory tract.
  24. List the parts of the body that comprise the lower respiratory tract.
  25. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various urinary system disorders.
  26. Understand the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases such as: feline panleukopenia, feline infectious peritonitis, feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus, toxoplasmosis, rabies, canine distemper, canine parvovirus, rickettsioses, ehrlichiosis, and borreliosis.

Outcome C: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop preventative health plans.

Objectives:

  1. Define vaccine.
  2. List the dos and don’ts of vaccination.
  3. Know recommended vaccination schedules.
  4. Know the procedure to follow if a person or pet is exposed to rabies.

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
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 

  1. Preventative health
  2. Bodies defense mechanisms and vaccination
  3. Infectious diseases
  4. Zoonotic diseases
  5. Cardiovascular system diseases
  6. Respiratory system diseases
  7. Digestive system diseases
  8. Endocrine system diseases
  9. Blood and immune disorders
  10. Integument system diseases
  11. Musculoskeletal system disorders
  12. Nervous system disorders
  13. Reproductive system disorders
  14. Urinary system diseases

Primary Faculty
Burcham, Susan
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



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



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