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VM0105-30112 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for VM0105

Academic year 2019/2020

Medical sciences (VM0105-30265) 2020-02-20 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Medical sciences (VM0105-30132) 2019-02-21 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2017/2018

Medical sciences (VM0105-30194) 2018-02-15 - 2018-06-03

Academic year 2016/2017

Medical sciences (VM0105-30215) 2017-02-16 - 2017-06-04

VM0105 Medical sciences, 6.0 Credits

Medicinska vetenskaper

Syllabus approved



Veterinary Medicine

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Pass on courses of year 1–3 on the Veterinary Medicine programme, pass on the course "Introduction to Clinical Studies" and at least 40 additional credits at Master’s level within the Veterinary Medicine programme.


The course should give the student possibility to apply veterinary science based on a holistic perspective with certain in-depth specialisation within the discipline medical sciences.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- independently integrate and use knowledge in medical sciences in realistic scenarios
- apply veterinary science within pre-clinical and clinical subjects and relate the knowledge to pathophysiology, pharmacology, immunology, clinical manifestations, medical and surgical treatment, rehabilitation and prognosis of diseases and disturbances in the animal species included in the veterinary education with certain in-depth specialisation within medical sciences,
- take action with a professional and scientific approach in her/his professional role,
- evaluate the claimed clinical benefit of different methods available with an evidence-based approach,
- suggest and evaluate relevant diagnostic technologies and analyses based on a clinical perspective,
- evaluate limitations and possibilities of carrying out surgical treatments under field-oriented conditions,
- identify appropriate prophylaxis, investigation and treatment strategy for infectious diseases, and suggest strategies to limit dispersion of drug resistance.


The course contains theoretical and practical components where previously acquired knowledge is applied in an advanced perspective and integrated between pre-clinical and clinical sciences. Lectures and seminars are included, as well as a period if clinical practice. The student practises making assessments of veterinary science issues with medical specialisation, presents this in group discussions and reviews the work of other course participants. The student is trained in communication skills and will gain an increased understanding of the importance of good communication and the responsibility for this in the professional role. A practical component within the course includes a simulation exercise based on a medical issue. The clinical practice period, simulation exercise and seminars are compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Pass mark on written and oral examinations. Approved participation in compulsory practice component and exercises
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The clinical practice period can be located elsewhere than Uppsala, if the student him-/herself arranges placement. Possible costs for an extramural practice placement (e g travel and accommodation) are paid by the student.

The course is elective within the Veterinary Medicine programme.

Interrupted practice
A student may be suspended from clinical practice with living animals if there is a significant risk of the student, through incompetence, injuring animals, other persons, themselves or valuable property if s/he continues to participate. Such a suspension may result in the student failing the course. An individual study plan will be set up and communicated to the student in writing. The plan will be established by the department responsible for the course after consultation with the study advisor and the student concerned. This plan, which is decided by the programme director of studies, shall state the nature of the shortcomings in knowledge and skills, what support the student can expect from the department as well as how and when checks can take place whether the student has acquired the required knowledge and skills. The plan will specify how these checks will be carried out. Each student has the right to a maximum of two checks. The student may not take part in clinical training on live animals until the programme director of studies has checked and confirmed that the student has the knowledge and skills required.

Responsible department

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cooperating departments:
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Replaces: VM0093
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Veterinary Medicine Programme Veterinary Medicine Programme (admission before 1 July 2007) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19515 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Veterinary Medicine
Course code: VM0105 Application code: SLU-30112 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Clinical Sciences Pace: 25%