Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 1

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

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

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 3, PLACEMENT LEARN,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kate Acton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs1-5; Teaching and learning within this module primarily focuses on direct, active work-based learning within a veterinary practice. This includes direct mentor demonstration/student demonstration back and thereafter student 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 direct and active learning is planned and supported by tutorials, discussion and independent research (reading journal articles, textbooks and websites). 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 (journal articles, suggested textbook chapters, websites), independent student led tasks (quizzes, discussion forums).

Formative Assessment:
Formative Assessment is defined as: explicit and planned activities that feature throughout a programme, usually within a module. Formative Assessment is not credit-bearing; but its purpose is to provide high quality feedback to you on current knowledge and skills so that you can develop and demonstrate in subsequent summative assessments.
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.

Work-based learning within a veterinary practice includes formative assessment via direct mentor demonstration/student demonstration back and thereafter student gaining experience with set tasks/units. This leads into a summative assessment with you claiming competence under the supervision of a clinical coach (mentor) and support of a multi-disciplinary team. Progress will be reviewed during the trimester via placement visits to include case audits/student direct observations. Progress in additionally monitored via tutorials with the workplace mentor to gain feedback on direct performance and plan future development. This provides the opportunity to provide feedforward for remainder of placement/programme.

VLE quizzes and independent tasks (personal reading of journal articles, chapters of textbooks, websites, and participation in peer discussion forums) 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:
Work-based learning within a veterinary practice includes assessment via direct mentor demonstration/student demonstration back and thereafter student gaining experience with set tasks/units. This leads into a summative assessment with you claiming competence under the supervision of a clinical coach (mentor) and support of a multi-disciplinary team. This is recorded by the use of a 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 456
Total Study Hours456
Expected Total Study Hours for Module456


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 100 1,2,3,4 & 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2020/1, Trimester 2, PLACEMENT LEARN,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Karen Hibell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs1-5; Teaching and learning within this module primarily focuses on direct, active work-based learning within a veterinary practice. This includes direct mentor demonstration/student demonstration back and thereafter student 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 direct and active learning is planned and supported by tutorials, discussion and independent research (reading journal articles, textbooks and websites). 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 (journal articles, suggested textbook chapters, websites), independent student led tasks (quizzes, discussion forums).

Formative Assessment:
Formative Assessment is defined as: explicit and planned activities that feature throughout a programme, usually within a module. Formative Assessment is not credit-bearing; but its purpose is to provide high quality feedback to you on current knowledge and skills so that you can develop and demonstrate in subsequent summative assessments.
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.

Work-based learning within a veterinary practice includes formative assessment via direct mentor demonstration/student demonstration back and thereafter student gaining experience with set tasks/units. This leads into a summative assessment with you claiming competence under the supervision of a clinical coach (mentor) and support of a multi-disciplinary team. Progress will be reviewed during the trimester via placement visits to include case audits/student direct observations. Progress in additionally monitored via tutorials with the workplace mentor to gain feedback on direct performance and plan future development. This provides the opportunity to provide feedforward for remainder of placement/programme.

VLE quizzes and independent tasks (personal reading of journal articles, chapters of textbooks, websites, and participation in peer discussion forums) 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:
Work-based learning within a veterinary practice includes assessment via direct mentor demonstration/student demonstration back and thereafter student gaining experience with set tasks/units. This leads into a summative assessment with you claiming competence under the supervision of a clinical coach (mentor) and support of a multi-disciplinary team. This is recorded by the use of a 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 456
Total Study Hours456
Expected Total Study Hours for Module456


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 100 1,2,3,4 & 5 13 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.

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