(LO1) Demonstrate an in depth understanding of lactation physiology.
(LO2) Critically evaluate reproductive aspects of cattle behaviour.
(LO3) Critically evaluate the impact of uterine infection on fertility and interpret laboratory reports
(LO4) Systematically assess farm buildings with respect to fertility.
(LO5) Critically examine cattle in the post partum period in order to establish reproductive status.
(LO6) Advanced interpretation of ultrasonograms of the reproductive tract.
(LO7) Diagnose and effectively treat ovarian and uterine disorders using an evidence based approach .
(LO8) Critical evaulation of herd fertility data and assessment of herd performance.
(S1) Critical Judgement: •Deal with complex issues in an organised and creative manner, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to veterinary colleagues and to non-veterinary audiences, including clients; •The ability to define and critically analyse problems; •The ability to apply critical reasoning to issues through independent thought and informed judgement; •The ability to evaluate opinions, make decisions and to reflect critically on the justifications for decisions.
(S2) Independence and creativity: •Demonstrate self direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks in their professional area of work; •Demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility; •Demonstrate decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations; and •Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.
(S3) Ethical and social understanding •An understanding of professional responsibility to the client, animal, veterinarian and other professionals involved in the care of a patient. •Knowledge and respect of ethics and ethical standards in relation to veterinary practice, particularly with respect to animal welfare.
(S4) Effective communication •The ability to collect, analyse, and organise information and ideas, and to convey those ideas clearly and fluently, in both written and spoken forms. •The ability to interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome. •The ability to select and use the appropriate level (specialist and non-specialist), style and means of communication. •The ability to engage effectively and appropriately with information and communication technologies.