University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Graduate Courses

VLAC 801.3 — 1/2(1L-1S)&1&2&3(2P)
Principles of Embryo Transfer

Covers background information on embryo transfer with special emphasis on bovine embryo transfer. Specialized techniques e.g. embryo freezing, sexing, and splitting will be reviewed and in some cases form parts of laboratory exercises. Laboratory exercises will be conducted primarily on cattle. These will include superovulation, artificial insemination, embryo collection and transfer, and embryo handling techniques. Designed to provide the student with sufficient knowledge and laboratory experience to conduct the entire procedure in one species.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.


VLAC 802.3 — 1/2(40P, 2 weeks)
Special Field Experiences

Total immersion in the area of study pertinent to the graduate student. A complete report is required and should come from a daily log of activities and be organized from a protocol set up by the student's advisory committee prior to going out on this experience.

Note: Requires 40 hours of practicum over a period of 2 or 4 weeks.


VLAC 803.6 — 1/2(8P, 4 weeks)
Special Field Experiences

Total immersion in the area of study pertinent to the graduate student. A complete report is required and should come from a daily log of activities and be organized from a protocol set up by the student's advisory committee prior to going out on this experience.


VLAC 840.3 — 2(1L-2S)
Zoonoses and Food Safety

Will focus on the characterization and distribution of diseases common to animals and man. A selection of important zoonoses and food safety issues will be specifically covered with an emphasis on the principles of zoonotic disease transmission and control, risk factors to humans, and surveillance methods.


VLAC 851.6 — 1&2(2.5S)
Advanced Equine Surgery I

The anatomy, pathophysiology and surgery of the equine species will be studied with respect to the basic principles of wound healing, tissue response to trauma and the related physiologic responses. Regular seminars based on current literature reviews of selected topics will be required of candidates. Weekly case-based discussions will be used to bridge from the classroom to the clinical patient. Advanced equine surgery I will focus on general surgery in the horse.


VLAC 852.6 — 1&2(2.5S)
Advanced Equine Surgery II

The anatomy, pathophysiology and surgery of the equine species will be studied with respect to the basic principles of wound healing, tissue response to trauma and the related physiologic responses. Regular seminars based on current literature reviews of selected topics will be required of candidates. Weekly case-based discussions will be used to bridge from the classroom to the clinical patient. Advanced Equine Surgery II will focus on orthopedic conditions of the horse.


VLAC 853.6 — 1&2(2.5S)
Advanced Equine Surgery III

The anatomy, pathophysiology and surgery of the equine species will be studied with respect to the basic principles of wound healing, tissue response to trauma and the related physiologic responses. Regular seminars based on current literature reviews of selected topics will be required of candidates. Weekly case-based discussions will be used to bridge from the classroom to the clinical patient. Advanced equine surgery III will focus on orthopedic conditions of the horse.


VLAC 860.3 — 1/2(L-P)
Advanced Equine Reproduction

Consists of lectures, laboratories and seminars on equine reproduction. Candidates will attend lectures and present seminars on selected topics covering reproductive biology of the brood mare and stallion, reproductive diseases and management of brood mare farms. Laboratories include demonstrations of assisted reproductive procedures and practical techniques.

Prerequisite(s): VLAC 460 or equivalent and permission of the instructor.


VLAC 861.3 — 1/2(R-P)
Advanced Bovine Reproduction

Clinical aspects of male and female breeding soundness evaluation. Laboratory exercises in embryo transfer, and semenology.

Prerequisite(s): VLAC 460 or equivalent and permission of the instructor.


VLAC 871.3 — 2(3L-3P)
Exotic Animal Medicine

Provides graduate training in several aspects of veterinary management of exotic animals including reproduction and game farming. Practical training is included, and is a major component of the course. Emphasis will be placed on capture, restraint, examination and treatment of wild animals commonly found in zoos and wildlife parks. Preventive medicine programs will be discussed for the major specie groups. Laboratories will consist of demonstrations and field trips.

Prerequisite(s): DVM degree or equivalent.


VLAC 872.6 — 1&2(1S-1R)
Advanced Bovine Medicine

The clinical aspects of diseases of cattle in Canada. Reading and Study assignments of cattle diseases on a systems basis. Candidates required to critically discuss current literature on the subject and offer weekly seminars with emphasis given to clinical case presentations.


VLAC 874.6 — 1&2(1L-1S)
Advanced Equine Medicine

Lectures and seminars on equine medicine. Each candidate will prepare and present a critical review of the current literature on selected medical diseases of the horse. The emphasis will be on the common medical diseases of horses in North America plus those exotic diseases which pose a threat to the horse industry. Weekly seminars will be given by the candidates with emphasis on clinical case presentations.


VLAC 878.3 — 1/2(2L-1S-2P)
Spermatology

An advanced course in normal and abnormal spermatogenesis and spermatology with emphasis on the bovine species. It includes prenatal and postnatal development of the testis, pubertal changes, detailed study of the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium, semen collection, evaluation and cryopreservation.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.


VLAC 881.3 — 1/2(2L-1P)
Clinical Trial Design and Analysis

A course for veterinary graduate students who need an understanding of clinical trial design, statistics and clinical epidemiology in order to carry out their research and to evaluate themselves as clinicians. The course will cover areas of clinical trial design, applied medical statistics, diagnostic test evaluation and writing research grants.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.


VLAC 883.6 — 1&2(20C)
Advanced Clinical Practice

Enhances student clinical education and experience under guidance of supervisor or semior clinician. Emphasizes clinical practice in student's field of specialization. Procedures in diagnostics, therapeutics and disease control are stressed. Involves student contribution to the veterinary teaching hospital routine practice and emergency work during normal hours and on the out-of-hours duty roster.


VLAC 898.3 — 1&2(3R)
Special Topics

To be defined and described each time it is offered. A thorough study of a special topic pertinent to the specific goals of the candidate and their program.


VLAC 899.6 — 1&2(6R)
Special Topics

To be defined and described each time it is offered. A thorough study of a special topic pertinent to the specific goals of the candidate and their program.


VLAC 980.0
Clinical Practice

Serves to maintain full-time student status in the MVetSc program.


VLAC 990
Seminar

Discussion on research plans, protocols, and results by graduate students and faculty. Graduate students are required to attend and participate. Faculty and visiting scientists may also contribute to the course.


VLAC 992.0
Project

Students enrolled in the non-thesis Master's degree (MVetSc) must register in this course when they begin their project.


VLAC 994
Research

Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.

VLAC 996
Research

Students writing a PhD thesis must register for this course.


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