Details of topics which are covered in lectures and practical classes or revised by students
Level of knowledge required
Year tau ht
Common diseases of the endocrine system Causes, signs and treatment of: diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus. Management of patients with diabetes mellitus: monitoring urine and blood glucose levels and fructosamine, administration of insulin, exercise regimes,
Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52
UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)
signs and treatment of insulin overdose and feeding regimes. medical management and monitoring of the patient with diabetes
Common diseases of the endocrine system Causes, signs and treatment of: Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism. Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the patient with endocrine disease
Common diseases of the endocrine system Tests available for confirmation of endocrine disorders: water deprivation tests, ACTH stimulation test, low dose dexamethasone suppression test, endogenous ACTH measurement (special sample handling).
Common diseases of the respiratory system
Brief review of the Upper respiratory
and function of Recognising
the normal respiratory system. clinical signs and advising owners
regarding: sinusitis, rhinitis, epistaxis, sneezing and laryngitis Lower respiratory system. Common causes of coughing (acute Pulmonary and extra-pulmonary causes of respiratory failure.
and chronic). Assisting the
veterinary surgeon in performing: diagnostic bronchioalveolar lavage (BAL), transtracheal wash.
Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the patient with respiratory disease
Common diseases of the respiratory system First aid treatment in the event of acute airway obstruction
This is taught in First Aid, Yr 2.