PCC/ CCOG / VT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for VT 111

Course Number:
VT 111
Course Title:
Hematology and Urinalysis
Credit Hours:
5
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
100
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$30.00

Course Description

Develops the knowledge and skills necessary to perform hematology and urinalysis. Includes how to perform a complete blood count and to do a urinalysis using current technology. Prerequisites: VT 105; (BI 101 or BI 101B), BI 102; CH 100.

Addendum to Course Description

This is designed for first year veterinary technology students and is a graduation requirement for the Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology.  Credits in this course are not transferable to a four year school towards a baccalaureate degree.   The text required for this course is Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, Third Edition, Pratt, 1997 ISBN 0-8151-7326-1

Intended Outcomes for the course

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Course Activities and Design

This course is designed to be a lecture-laboratory course.  It is a five-credit-hour course that meets for ten -lecture-laboratory hours per week.   Although the course is a lecture-lab course, six hours per week are devoted to lecture and four hours per week to lab. The topics this course will include are microscope usage, the complete blood count including leukocyte and erythrocyte development and morphology, and the urinalysis, which include chemical and morphological analytical methods of assay.   

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Grades will be based on the student€™s understanding of the course content as demonstrated by periodic lecture examinations, laboratory proficiency examinations, and one comprehensive final exam, and by attendance. The student must be able to demonstrate proficiency sufficient to be within 10% of the results obtained on a sample evaluated by the instructor in order to receive a passing grade.  Also in order to receive a passing grade, the student must have attended a minimum of 80 percent of each of the lecture and laboratory classes. 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Upon successful completion of the course, the short term outcome will be that the student will have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives of this course content and outcome guide and confirmed as provided in the assessment above.  The long term outcome desired is for the student to gain sufficient knowledge of veterinary hematology and urinalysis to successfully pass the National Veterinary Technician Board Examination and effectively utilize the knowledge gained in their Cooperative Education Experience and as a practicing veterinary technician upon graduation.  The course content and outcome guides are developed by college-wide subject area faculty and approved by management.    
1.0   Introduction to hematology and urinalysis
    Instructional goal: 
    The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the following they relate to the collection and handling of blood and     urine.
2.0  The complete blood count
    Instructional goal:  
    The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the components of a complete blood count.
3.0  Bone marrow evaluation
    Instructional goal:  
    The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of bone marrow evaluation as it applies to common veterinary
    practice.
4.0  Hematopoetic tumors
    Instructional goal:  
    The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of common tumors arising from hematopoetic cells.
5.0  Disorders of Hemostasis
    Instructional goal:  
    The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of hemostasis and the diagnostic tests used to evaluate coagulation.
6.0  Urinalysis
    Instructional goal:  
    The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the study of urine and urolithiasis as it applies to domestic animals.
7.0  Basic concepts of Laboratory testing
    Instructional goal:  
    The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of basic statistics and terms as they apply to laboratory testing.
8.0 Laboratory competencies
    Instructional goal:  
    The goal is for the student to develop a perform a complete blood count and urinalysis on dog, cat, horse, sheep, cow, and goat blood    
     and urine.