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UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

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

Ref

Heading

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

Level of knowledge required

Year tau ht

Notes

5.30

Medical disease

Common diseases of the haematopoeitic system

Abnormalities

detected

by

diagnostic

tests;

anaemia,

erythrocytosis,

Good

2

leucocytosis, thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis and leukaemia. Causes, signs and

treatment

of

anaemia.

Hereditary,

Procedures used to diagnose clotting

congenital disorders:

and blood

acquired clotting defects. smear, platelet count, PT,

APTT,

clotting

times,

PIVKA,

von

Willebrand

factor,

buccal

mucosal

bleeding

time. Nursing care, medical haematopoeitic disease.

management

and

monitoring

of

the

patient

with

Common diseases of the liver Causes and signs of hepatic disease (acute and chronic). Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of patients with hepatic disease.

Good

Common diseases of the pancreas Causes and signs of pancreatic disease: acute and chronic pancreatitis, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, endocrine pancreatic disease, insulinoma. Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the patient with pancreatic disease.

Good

2

Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52

2

Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52

    • 5.31

      Medical disease

    • 5.31

      Medical disease

    • 5.32

      Medical disease

    • 5.32

      Medical disease

Common diseases of the urinary tract Brief review of the structure and function of the urinary tract.

Common diseases of the urinary tract

Define

terms

relating

to

renal

disease:

nephritis,

glomerulonephritis,

pyelonephritis, interstitial nephritis.

Causes,

signs and treatment of major renal

Overview

2

Good

2

This is taught in detail in Anatomy & Physiology, Yr 1

Urinary catheters are taught in 5.6 (Yr 1)

conditions (acute and chronic). catheterisation.

Diagnostic procedures; cystocentesis, urinary

5.33

Medical disease

Common diseases of the urinary tract Define terms relating to lower urinary tract: cystitis, tenesmus, haematuria, polyuria, dysuria, oliguria, anuria, pollakuria. Causes, signs and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract: cystitis, urinary calculi, urinary obstruction, incontinence, feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). Neoplasia.

Good

2

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