VM 220 Laboratory Animal Health Management I for VT

Credit: 1.0

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: VM 105, BMS 116, BMS 136, VCS 201

Prerequisite Note:Not offered Summer 2013

Instructor: Monica Young

Course Description:

This course is the first of two courses that provide basic instruction in the concepts of Laboratory Animal Health Management to the veterinary technician student. VM 220 will place an emphasis on the basic information needed to work with laboratory animals as well as issues that apply to laboratory animal medicine. Students are expected to achieve a level of understanding of laboratory animal care and management so that they will be able to communicate effectively with the veterinarian. .

Course Objectives:

Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper). The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook). Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.