Formats and tools
- Unit Description
- Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
- Assessment Tool
- an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
- Assessment Template
- generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
- Assessment Matrix
- a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
- Wiki Markup
- mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
- Evidence Guide
- create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
- Competency Mapping Template
- Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
- Observation Checklist
- create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)
- Self Assessment Survey
- A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
- Moodle Outcomes
- Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
- Registered Training Organisations
- Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMATE504A, 'Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Administer anaesthesia and perform surgery on animals for scientific purposes' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Prepare facilities, equipment and personnel
1.1. Anaesthetic and surgical facilities are prepared for sterile surgery.
1.2. Anaesthetic agents, equipment and supplies are selected and prepared.
1.3. Surgical instruments and equipment are selected and prepared in accordance with surgical procedures.
1.4. Aseptic environment is maintained at all times to ensure sterile surgery.
1.5. Safe work practices, including occupational health and safety (OHS), are followed in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.
1.6. Institutional protocols, policies and procedures as set down by the AEC and relevant legislative requirements are complied with at all times.
2. Prepare animals for anaesthesia and surgery for scientific purposes
2.1. Animals are handled and restrained safely and humanely in preparation for anaesthesia and surgical procedures in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.
2.2. Animals are prepared for anaesthesia and surgery.
2.3. Pre-anaesthetic and pre-operative medication is administered to animals as required.
3. Induce, maintain and monitor anaesthesia in animals
3.1. Pre-anaestheticand pre-operative evaluations of animals are performed, including indications for the use of tranquillisers, sedatives, analgesics and antibiotics in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.
3.2. Animals are induced in anaesthesia.
3.3. Animals are monitored and maintained during anaesthetic and/or surgical procedures.
3.4. Variations in the physiological parameters and signs of anaesthesia in animals are recorded and interpreted.
3.5. Institutional protocols for anaesthetic procedures on animals and relevant legislative requirements are complied with.
3.6. Anaesthetic emergency procedures are followed in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.
4. Identify and handle a range of body structures, tissues and organs
4.1. Integument and facial structures are located, identified and handled for surgical procedures.
4.2. Musculoskeletal structures are located, identified and handled for surgical procedures.
4.3. Digestive system structures and organs are located, identified and handled for surgical procedures.
4.4. Reproductive and organs and structures are located, identified and handled for surgical procedures.
4.5. Other structures and organs relevant to basic animal technology surgical procedures are located, identified and handled for surgical procedures.
5. Perform basic surgery on animals
5.1. Surgical instruments are used correctly and safely.
5.2. Surgical equipment is operated correctly.
5.3. Surgical materials and medications are applied to animals as required and in accordance with AEC approval.
5.4. Basic surgical procedures are performed in accordance with research, institution and AEC protocols and relevant legislative requirements.
5.5. Surgical wounds are sutured as required by surgical procedures.
5.6. Post-operative anaesthesia procedures are completed in accordance with institutional policies.
6. Provide post-anaesthetic and post-operative care for animals
6.1. Analgesics and other supportive therapies are used to manage animals post-anaesthetically and post-operatively.
6.2. Fluid therapy, medication, dressings, bandages and oxygen are applied to animals as required.
6.3. Surgical wounds are monitored for signs of healing, inflammation or infection.
6.4. Animals are monitored post-anaesthetically and post-operatively and abnormalities are responded to appropriately.
6.5. Post-anaesthetic and post-operative emergencies are recognised and responded to immediately.
6.6. Monitoring records are maintained in accordance with research and AEC requirements.
7. Maintain facilities and equipment
7.1. Facilities and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.
7.2. Routine maintenance is carried out on anaesthetic and surgical equipment as required in accordance with manufacturers' requirements
7.3. Anaesthetic and surgical facilities are maintained in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.