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FRONTIERS IN VETERINARY SCIENCEVETS20019WEEK 1the smelter in the park
2how to complete a case studyYou will need to work through each case study in your group.Each online case study is designed to be worked through sequentially through each item onthe page (from top to bottom).Do not jump ahead without completing a page as you will miss out on information and youwill not be able to complete the case study.As you work through the case study you will be given instructions on what you need to do foreach activity. Read through these instructions carefully before moving onto the activity andask your tutor any questions that may arise along the way.There will be questions to answer throughout the case study. As you complete each activityopen up your interactive pdf and answer these questions as a group.Guidelines for effectiveGroup workYour group will work at its best when everyone feels comfortable and “safe” to contribute todiscussion. Here are a few suggestions that might help promote a safe and effective groupwork environment:Ensure that you all know one another’s names- and that you use them during yourconversations.Effective listening is a key to effective group work. Respectful listening enhances a positivegroup dynamic, and creates a space where it is safe for all to contribute.Taking time to discuss is really important- discussing involves questioning and responding,reviewing and reflecting, sharing understanding. This is where deep learning occurs. It canoften be greatly enhanced by visualisation- by sharing of ideas, summaries and by collectiverephrasing and reframing of ideas.PLEASE ENSURE THAT:1.EACH GROUP MEMBER COMPLETES THE QUIZZES THROUGHOUT THIS CASE STUDY2.AT THE END OF THE CASE STUDY, SHARE THE COMPLETED PDF FILE WITHEVERYONE IN THE BREAK-OUT GROUP
3introductionThis case will introduce you to some of the issues involved in investigating cases of potentialenvironmental contamination from a ‘point source’ pollutant.As a group, and using a variety of resources, you will consider such questions as:How would you investigate a point source as a possible cause of environmentalcontamination?What are the likely pollutants?How would you establish whether the pollutant is having toxic effects in populations ofanimals?As a group you will alsoInterpret data in tabular formRead clinical reportsRecognise possible sources of contaminationDiscuss and identify possible routes of intoxicationDevelop a hypothesis regarding an environmental pollutantDiscuss the design of an investigation to test your hypothesisAppreciate species differences in toxic effectsDraw conclusions from data presented to youcase detailsYou are working as a Field Officer with the Department of Environment in Portland when youreceive a phone call from a member of your local community.

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