This group or autotutorial course will attempt to introduce common medical, surgical, reproductive, and management problems of llamas and other South American camelids. It will be offered any semester, at any time of day or week - according to the schedules of the students wishing to study llamas and alpacas. It can also be completed during the distribution block period. Second semester sophomores, juniors and seniors may take the course for 1 credit, S/U grade only. Students with no large animal background at all should wait until their 3rd year, to be able to tie in information to what you learn about other species.
The course is organized on a problem basis. There are 13 problems with study questions and suggested reference material. Selected journal references have been placed in on-line reserve at the Student Course Website and in hard copy at the Ambulatory office (253-3140) for easier access (one folder for each problem). Students can do the problems independently, but learning should be improved by group discussion. Thus groups of students could agree to meet together one or two hours each week.
All 13 problems are available in one packet. Please contact Dr. Mary Smith (email@example.com) in Ambulatory (253-3140) if you have any questions about how the course functions. You must register for the fall or spring semester within the add-drop period. You also may do the course over the summer. Problem sets must be finished within the semester for which you register. The grade will be based on an oral exam on all problem sets. Please schedule your exam with Dr. Smith before the end of the semester, when the problems are completed. If you plan to do the course during a distribution period, take the oral exam before you go back to clinics, as you will have no further time to work on the material.
If you have doubts about finishing the course this semester, you may prefer to do the problem sets, take the oral exam at your convenience and REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING SEMESTER to receive your S.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Mary Smith Ambulatory 3-3140, firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download your own copies of the problem sets from the website as a single pdf.
List of Problems