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UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)

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Details of topics which are covered in lectures and practical classes or revised by students

Level of knowledge required

Year tau ht

Notes

5.27

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases and prevention of spread of infection Routes of transmission: routes by which organisms leave the animal, routes of transmission from one animal to another, routes of entry into a new host. Modes of transmission of different types of organism; viruses, bacteria, ectoparasites and endoparasites. Incubation of disease.

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5.28

Infectious diseases

Canine infectious disease Pathogenesis, signs, control and nursing care of canine infectious diseases: canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine leptospirosis, canine parvovirus, kennel cough complex

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5.29

Infectious diseases

Feline infectious disease Pathogenesis, signs, control and nursing care of feline infectious diseases: feline panleucopaenia, feline upper respiratory tract disease, feline leukaemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus, feline infectious anaemia, feline infectious peritonitis, chlamydiosis.

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5.29

Infectious diseases

Other infectious disease Pathogenesis, signs, control and nursing care of:

Rabies, Salmonellosis.

Definitions: zoonosis, isolation, quarantine.

Methods of

disease

control:

controlling environmental contamination, breaking life cycles.

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Zoonosis and quarantine are taught in Heath & Safety, Yr 1. Maintenance of an isolation unit is taught in Medical Nursing, Yr 1

5.30

Medical disease

Common diseases of the haematopoeitic system Production of components; erythrocytes, leucocytes, lymphocytes and platelets.

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This is introduced in Anatomy & Physiology, Yr 1

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