1. DEFINITION OF SUBJECT: Internal diseases of companion animals and horses
The student acquires a basic knowledge of internal medicine in dogs, cats and horses. Basic knowledge refers to diseases of the cardiovascular and respiratory system, most common diseases of gastrointestinal organs and liver, urinary system and electrolyte imbalance, metabolic and neuromuskular disorders and also skin diseases.
2. SUBJECT IN VETERINARY EDUCATION
Internal medicine of companion animals and horses is clinical obligatory subject.
3. AIM OF THE SUBJECT
Main goal of the subject is to introduce the students with elementary systemic diseases, etiology, clinical features, basic and auxiliary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Interdependence of changes in various organ systems is a necessary for clinically manifestation of previously developed alteration. Along with theoretical lectures, in practical training students are introduced to the fundamental methods of examination of various organ systems, systematization of the obtained findings and their interpretation. While carrying the therapy, students acquire the necessary experience for development and progress of disease, convalescence of animals and dynamic flow of the findings obtained during treatment.
4. PERFORM TECHING
Teaching is performed in VII and VIII semester, with total of 150 hours, of which 90 hours theory and 60 hours practical training.
5. METHODOLOGY OF THE SUBJECT
Theory: is carried out in lecture rooms (large group of students through interactive discussion) with projections of disease and clinical patients.
Practical teaching : are performed in the Clinic for companion animals and horses, in groups up to 8 students, who perform examinations of patients, sampling of biological material, interpretation of obtained results and administration of therapy under the supervision of assistant or professor.
If some of the students perform continuous treatment of certain patients, may prepare their own paper work as presentation of a clinical case.