UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)
Details of topics which are covered in lectures and practical classes or revised by students
Level of knowledge required
Year tau ht
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.
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
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.
Other infectious disease Pathogenesis, signs, control and nursing care of:
Definitions: zoonosis, isolation, quarantine.
controlling environmental contamination, breaking life cycles.
Zoonosis and quarantine are taught in Heath & Safety, Yr 1. Maintenance of an isolation unit is taught in Medical Nursing, Yr 1
Common diseases of the haematopoeitic system Production of components; erythrocytes, leucocytes, lymphocytes and platelets.
This is introduced in Anatomy & Physiology, Yr 1