Course: Clinical Propaedeutics of Pet Animals

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Course title Clinical Propaedeutics of Pet Animals
Course code 1660/V1KPZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kovaříková Simona, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Schánilec Pavel, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Vávra Miloš, MVDr.
  • Agudelo F. Carlos, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Crha Michal, Doc. MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Filipejová Zita, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Konvalinová Jarmila, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Humpová Kateřina, MVDr.
  • Bugyiová Klaudia, MVDr.
  • Ceplecha Václav, MVDr.
  • Hřibová Barbora, MVDr.
  • Štěrbová Marie, MVDr.
Course content
Summary of lectures "Clinical propedeutic of pet animals" 1.Assessment of history - status praesens, examination of skin and skin derivatives, lymph nodes and mucosal membranes / 2 hours 2.Principles of cardiovascular and respiratory examination / 2 hours 3.Principles of gastrointestinal examination / 2 hours 4.Principles of urogenital examination / 2 hours 5.Principles of neurological examination / 2 hours 6.Physical exam of cats. Principles of drugs administration, collection of biological samples, interpretation of laboratory findings / 2 hours Practical labs: Practical labs will follow lectures and will be held once every two weeks. In the last week of semester students might compensate for missing practical labs, but only after prior arrangement with a teacher.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Aim of course: The aim of the course "Clinical propedeutic of pet animals" is to familiarize students with the basic procedures of physical exams in pet animals (dogs and cats). The course contains rules of safe handling of animals, assessment of history, clinical examination (body temperature, heart/respiratory rate, examination of skin and skin derivatives, lymph nodes, mucosal membranes and eyes, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, gastrointestinal, urogenital, neurological tract, musculoskeletal and endocrinal system), collection of biological samples (blood, urine, faeces and etc.), principles of drugs administration (intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous and others).

Prerequisite for credits receiving : 100% attendance in practical labs

Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • ETTINGER, S. J.; FELDMAN, E. C.; ET AL. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Volume 1. Elsevier - Saunders, 2005.
  • ETTINGER, S. J.; FELDMAN, E. C.; ET AL. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Volume 2. Elsevier - Saunders, 2005.
  • Horzinek, M.C., Schmidt, V., Lutz, H. Choroby mačiek - Nemoci koček. Bratislava, 2006.
  • Morgan, RV. Handbook of Small Animal Practice. 2007. ISBN 978-1416039495.
  • SVOBODA, M., SENIOR, D. F., DOUBEK, J., KLIMEŠ, J. A KOL. Nemoci psa a kočky - I. díl.. ČAVLMZ - Noviko, Brno, 2000. ISBN 80-902595-2-9.
  • SVOBODA, M., SENIOR, D. F., DOUBEK, J., KLIMEŠ, J. A KOL. Nemoci psa a kočky - II. díl.. ČAVLMZ - Noviko, Brno, 2001. ISBN 80-902595-3-7.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Veterinární lékařství (01) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 3 Summer