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SLO Alignment for the Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting

 

The following is a list of coures-level SLOs that support program-level SLOs. Click on the course title to view the course description.


Program SLO: Effectively communicate with clients and veterinary staff.

  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 141 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology
    • Identify selected breeds of companion animals and livestock.
    • Describe the roles and legal boundaries of veterinary health care team members and discuss the legality of the veterinary-client-patient relationship.
    • Identify selected breeds of companion animals and livestock.
  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 142L - Anatomy of Domestic Animals Laboratory
    • Use standard anatomical terms to describe body directions, regions and sectioning planes.
    • Identify major anatomical landmarks used to assess patient health during physical exams.
  • Supported by SLOs from BUSN 191 - Veterinary Office and Computer Skills
    • Contribute to a welcoming office environment that promotes accurate interactions with patients and clients.
    • Work as a team member to deliver service in an ethical, compassionate manner, following the Veterinary Technician's Code of Ethics developed by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians Association Ethics Committee.
    • Demonstrate introductory skills for a word processing and spreadsheet program.
  • Supported by SLOs from ENG 100 - Expository Writing
    • Write complex and well-reasoned compositions in language, style, and structure appropriate to particular purposes and audiences.
    • Engage in a writing process that includes exploring ideas, considering multiple points of view, developing and supporting a thesis, revising with the help of peer and instructor feedback, editing, and proofreading.
    • Find, evaluate, integrate, and properly document information from libraries, the internet, and other sources, with an eye for reliability, bias, and relevance.
  • Supported by SLOs from HLTH 125 - Survey of Medical Terminology
    • Correctly define, spell and pronounce selected medical terms dealng with anatomical planes and regions, anatomy of major body systems and associated diseases and disorders.
    • Correctly use plural endings for medical terms.
    • Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to identify meaning of novel medical terms.
    • Define and give examples of terminology used to describe common surgical and diagnostic procedures.
    • Recognize and define common medical and pharmacological abbreviations.
  • Supported by SLOs from MATH 101 - Mathematics for Veterinary Assistants
    • Define terminology and abbreviations used in measurements and convert from one measurement to another with accuracy on the fly.
    • Understand oral and written requests to calculate dosages accurately and quickly.
    • Identify parts of a basic graph to understand medical charts.
    • Identify basic statistical terms to make informed decisions from numerical data and information.
  • Supported by SLOs from PSY 100 - Survey of Psychology
    • Discuss the biological and environmental basis of human behavior.
    • Integrate the basic perspectives, concepts, principles, and general information comprising the field of psychology.
  • Supported by SLOs from SP 151 - Personal and Public Speech
    • Choose and narrow a topic appropriately for the audience and occasion.
    • Communicate the thesis/specific purpose in a manner appropriate for audience and occasion.
    • Provide appropriate supporting material based on the audience and occasion.
    • Use an organizational pattern appropriate to topic, audience, occasion, and purpose.
    • Use language that is appropriate to the audience, occasion, and purpose.
    • Use vocal variety in rate, pitch, and intensity to heighten and maintain interest.
    • Use pronunciation, grammar, and articulation appropriate to the designated audience.
    • Use physical behaviors that support the verbal message.

Program SLO: Perform routine business transactions and maintain patient and facility records.

  • Supported by SLOs from BUSN 191 - Veterinary Office and Computer Skills
    • Contribute to a welcoming office environment that promotes accurate interactions with patients and clients.
    • Work as a team member to deliver service in an ethical, compassionate manner, following the Veterinary Technician's Code of Ethics developed by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians Association Ethics Committee.
    • Perform introductory office administrative duties to insure up-to-date filing and retrieval of documents, data entry, billing and receipts, and inventory.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of an industry-standard veterinary software program.
    • Demonstrate introductory skills for a word processing and spreadsheet program.

Program SLO: Ensure the safety of patients, clients, and staff and maintain compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 141 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology
    • Identify selected breeds of companion animals and livestock.
    • Describe the roles and legal boundaries of veterinary health care team members and discuss the legality of the veterinary-client-patient relationship.
    • Create and maintain facility records and maintain compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies.
    • Identify and describe common workplace hazards, including zoonotic diseases.
    • Establish and maintain appropriate sanitation, nosocomial, and waste-disposal protocols.
  • Supported by SLOs from BUSN 191 - Veterinary Office and Computer Skills
    • Work as a team member to deliver service in an ethical, compassionate manner, following the Veterinary Technician's Code of Ethics developed by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians Association Ethics Committee.

Program SLO: Identify common breeds of companion animals, list their nutritional requirements and husbandry needs, and describe the anatomy and functions of major body systems.

  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 142 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
    • Describe the link between cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
    • Contrast the structure and function of major body systems (e.g., skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, and reproductive) among companion animals and selected livestock species.
  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 142L - Anatomy of Domestic Animals Laboratory
    • Identify and describe the anatomy of the major body systems for cats, dogs and horses using prepared slides, skeletons, models and dissections.
    • Use standard anatomical terms to describe body directions, regions and sectioning planes.
    • Identify major anatomical landmarks used to assess patient health during physical exams.
    • Demonstrate proficiency at the use of the microscope as a clinical instrument.
  • Supported by SLOs from HLTH 125 - Survey of Medical Terminology
    • Correctly define, spell and pronounce selected medical terms dealng with anatomical planes and regions, anatomy of major body systems and associated diseases and disorders.

Program SLO: Assist with physical exams and obtain patient histories.

  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 142L - Anatomy of Domestic Animals Laboratory
    • Use standard anatomical terms to describe body directions, regions and sectioning planes.
    • Identify major anatomical landmarks used to assess patient health during physical exams.
  • Supported by SLOs from HLTH 125 - Survey of Medical Terminology
    • Correctly define, spell and pronounce selected medical terms dealng with anatomical planes and regions, anatomy of major body systems and associated diseases and disorders.

Program SLO: Perform routine nursing procedures including first-aid, wound-management, and administration of medications and vaccines.

  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 152L - Companion Animal Nursing
    • Safely and effectively restrain companion animals.
    • Perform basic grooming such as bathing, nail trims, and ear cleaning.
    • Apply emergency splints and bandages & administer medications by various routes (IV, 1M, SQ, & PO).
  • Supported by SLOs from HLTH 125 - Survey of Medical Terminology
    • Define and give examples of terminology used to describe common surgical and diagnostic procedures.
    • Recognize and define common medical and pharmacological abbreviations.
  • Supported by SLOs from MATH 101 - Mathematics for Veterinary Assistants
    • Define terminology and abbreviations used in measurements and convert from one measurement to another with accuracy on the fly.
    • Understand oral and written requests to calculate dosages accurately and quickly.
    • Use mathematical formulas to calculate stock solutions to a desired concentration with accuracy.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in calculating infusion rates for fluid replacement therapy and for surgery.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in performing operations with fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions without the use of a calculator.

Program SLO: Develop a working knowledge of common companion animal diseases and their medical treatments.

  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 151 - Clinical Laboratory Techniques
    • Identify internal and external parasites common to domestic mammals and birds.
    • Discuss the procedures used to culture and identify common strains of bacteria.
  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 152 - Companion Animal Diseases and Nutrition
    • Discuss energy and nutrient requirements for various life stages of companion animals and list substances that, when ingested, result in toxicity.
    • List the clinical signs and tests used in the diagnosis of common companion animal diseases.
    • Describe the medical treatments for common companion animal diseases.

Program SLO: Collect biological samples and perform diagnostic laboratory tests.

  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 151 - Clinical Laboratory Techniques
    • Describe the procedures for safely collecting specimens from domestic animals.
    • Identify internal and external parasites common to domestic mammals and birds.
    • Discuss the procedures used to culture and identify common strains of bacteria.
    • Discuss the clinical tests used to access function of the above body systems.
    • Compare the technologies used by automated hematology and blood chemistry machines and discuss their impacts on the accuracy and reliability of test results.
    • Recognize accurate vs. erroneous results in order to provide maximum diagnostic benefit.
  • Supported by SLOs from ANSC 151L - Clinical Laboratory Techniques Lab
    • Properly package, handle and store specimens for laboratory analysis.
    • Determine proper maintenance and quality control procedures necessary to ensure accurate results.
    • Properly carry out analysis of laboratory specimens, including urinalysis, CBC, blood chemistry and common cytological and parasitological procedures.
    • Use critical thinking to analyze and interpret clinical data to determine if a need exists for additional laboratory tests that will provide useful diagnostic information.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of veterinary lab equipment (e.g. microscopes, blood chemistry analyzers, centrifuges, and refractometers).

 

 

 

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