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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

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5.24

Medical disease

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.

Good

2

Relevant nutritional management is taught in 5.51-5.52

5.24

Medical disease

Common diseases of the skin Brief reminder of causes, signs and treatment of parasitic skin diseases: fleas, lice, mites, ticks and hookworms.

Overview

2

This is taught in detail in 5.16-5.20.

5.25

Medical disease

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

Good

2

UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

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

2

2

5.25

Medical disease

epiphora, keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

Meibomian gland: meibomian cysts.

Good

5.25

Medical disease

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.

Good

congestion.

Cornea: corneal oedema, keratitis,

descemetocoele, staphyloma.

Retina:

progressive

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:

blepharitis,

posterior

chambers;

luxation,

cataracts.

dysplasia, collie eye anomaly. Uvea: hyphaema, hypopyon, glaucoma.

uveitis. Anterior and Biconvex lens: lens

distichiasis,

eye,

diamond

Eyelids: entropion, blepharospasm.

ectropion,

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