Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisistion of pratical skills in small and large animal general surgery.
All topics included in didattical regulament of the Faculty
Course contents summary
Principles of surgical asepsis. Sterilization and disinfection. Handling and storage of sterilized instruments/equipment. Daily care and maintenance of the operating room.
Preoperative assessment of the surgical patient. Positioning and draping. Preparation of the operative site. Preparation of the surgical team (surgical scrub, gloving, dressing room).
Surgical instrumentation. Instrument categories. Instrument care and maintenance (cleaning and autoclaving).
Soft tissue surgery: general principles and techniques (wound management and bandages). Suturing and hemostasis. Specific suturing materials. Surgical needles. Suture selection for different tissue types. Common suture techniques.
Orthopedic surgery: general principles and techniques. Fundamentals of orthopedic surgery and fracture management. Fracture fixation systems: external coaptation, external skeletal fixators, internal fixation. Biomaterials.
Fossum Small animal surgery 3 ed. Mosby January, 2007.
The students follow the lessons and practical work in the clinic
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral and practical exam