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 skin Causes, signs, diagnostic tests and treatment of non-parasitic skin diseases: hormonally induced skin disease, alopecia, pyoderma, dermatophytosis (ringworm), atopy and allergic skin disease. Advising owners on methods to prevent self-mutilation by animals with skin conditions. Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the patient with skin disease.
Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52
Common diseases of the skin Brief reminder of causes, signs and treatment of parasitic skin diseases: fleas, lice, mites, ticks and hookworms.
This is taught in detail in 5.16-5.20.
Common diseases of the special senses Organs of sight. Brief review of the structure and function of the eye. Causes, signs, and treatment of common conditions affecting the eye. Sclera: scleral
UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)
epiphora, keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
Meibomian gland: meibomian cysts.
Common diseases of the special senses
Approach to dealing with ocular emergencies: prolapse of the eyeball, ocular trauma, chemical irritation, glaucoma. Nursing care, medical management and monitoring of the patient with ocular disease.
Cornea: corneal oedema, keratitis,
pannus, corneal ulceration, retinal atrophy (PRA), retinal
Breeding schemes relating to inherited eye disease.
Common diseases of the special senses Brief review of the structure and function of eyelids. treatment of common conditions affecting the eyelids.
Causes, signs, and Lacrimal apparatus:
dysplasia, collie eye anomaly. Uvea: hyphaema, hypopyon, glaucoma.
uveitis. Anterior and Biconvex lens: lens
Eyelids: entropion, blepharospasm.