Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: VET07103
Module leader: Jennifer Marshall
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer Marshall
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs1-5; Teaching and learning within this module primarily focuses on work-based learning within a veterinary practice. This includes demonstration/demonstration back and gaining experience with set tasks/units prior to claiming competence under the supervision of a clinical coach (mentor) and support of a multi-disciplinary team. This learning is planned and supported by tutorials, discussion and independent research. These activities provide the underpinning knowledge and application within context of the provision of nursing care to patients with a range of differing needs. The VLE will be used to provide further reading material, independent student led tasks and quizzes.

Formative Assessment:
Personal portfolio of evidence that consists;
- RCVS day one skills log to record demonstration/demonstration back and claiming experience with reflective commentary.
- Behavioural tool to review development of employability skills within practice
- Register of hours
- Reflective training log
- Tutorials and self-appraisals to identify individual progress/development areas with personalised action plans.
Progress will be reviewed during the trimester via placement visits to include case audits/student direct observations. This provides the opportunity to provide feed forward for remainder of placement/programme. VLE quizzes on underpinning nursing theory will assist with self-appraisal of progress. The tutor will monitor in order to provide advice/guidance where appropriate

Summative Assessment:
Personal portfolio of evidence that consists;
- RCVS day one skills log to record demonstration/demonstration back and claiming experience with reflective commentary. Completion of set % target.
- Behavioural tool to review development of employability skills within practice
- Register of hours
- Reflective training log
- Tutorials and self-appraisals to identify individual progress/development areas with personalised action plan these.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other PLACEMENT 450
Total Study Hours450
Expected Total Study Hours for Module450


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 100 0 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to gain practical experience within a clinical environment whilst as a student veterinary nurse under the supervision of a mentor (clinical coach). The module is structured to address RCVS day one skills and RCVS Day One Competences for veterinary nurses contained within the clinical skills tool. As a first year module content includes sections 1- 4 & 8 of the RCVS day one skills; legislation affecting practice; communication; handling and restraint; nursing care and infection control. Content may vary depending on veterinary practice with further sections of the day one skills tool available to you if deemed appropriate for your stage of training/veterinary practice protocols. This may include section 5 and elements of laboratory work, or section 7 dispensing. The module is designed to encourage self-reflection of performance and to ensure you are aware of personal and professional limits. The skills log engages you in direct, active work-based learning that includes recording and reflecting on experiences whilst also considering measures to improve performance and competence – essential competencies of a veterinary nurse. The module also provides you with the opportunity to obtain clinical hour requirements for professional registration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1: Develop an awareness of the operational requirements of a veterinary practice and legislation related to a veterinary business.
LO 2: Refer to the legal and professional framework that governs veterinary nursing within daily duties.
LO 3: Acquire knowledge of and skills in nursing support required for hospitalised patients in accordance with best practice and due regard to animal welfare.
LO 4: Gain an appreciation of working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of services.
LO 5: Gain an awareness of the delivery of nursing care and management in the interests of the patient and with regard to resources available.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - COOPER, B MULLINEAUX, E AND TURNER L (2011) BSAVA TEXTBOOK OF VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9781905319268
Core - PULLEN, S AND GRAY, C (2006) ETHICS, LAW AND THE VETERINARY NURSE: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780750688444
Core - HOWATSON-JONES, L (2013) REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN NURSING, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781446270851
Core - RCVS CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND ASSOCIATED GUIDANCE NOTES - HTTP://WWW.RCVS.ORG.UK/ADVICE-AND-GUIDANCE/CODE-OF-PROFESSIONAL-CONDUCT-FOR-VETERINARY-NURSES/
Core - LANTRA NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES - WWW.LANTRA.CO.UK
Recommended - MULLINEAUX, E AND JONES, M (2007) BSAVA MANUAL OF PRACTICAL VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780905214917
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