Subject: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Credit units: 4
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences


This course provides advanced clinical training for graduate students enrolled in a SACS clinical residency and a Master of Science – Project degree. This course is designed for the third year of clinical training in such programs. The goal of this course is to assist in preparation for specialty board certification examinations, to facilitate development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, to foster a culture of academic inquiry based on clinical experiences, to instruct students in the critical review of veterinary literature and to develop the students’ presentation and discussion skills. In addition to clinical training received as a component of daily clinical practice, students receive formal instruction in the form of weekly journal club/textbook rounds/topic discussions. Specific expectations and course details for each specialty are outlined in the discipline-specific sections below. Grading is based on the graduate students’ performance of their clinical duties, their participation and performance in structured instructional sessions, and their progress towards becoming board-certified specialists.

Restriction(s): For students in the M.Sc. Project option in Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

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