Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 2

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

Module code: VET07104
Module leader: Jennifer Marshall
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

N/A

2017/8, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Karen Hibell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
For the purpose of Napier University Academic Regulations this module is a Veterinary Nursing Practice module. (ref: B9.5.4)

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module consists of supervised clinical practice, which enables students to consolidate the clinical skills introduced in year 1. A 10 week / 350 hour placement experience will enable further development of nursing skills (LOs 1-5). The selection of placement location can be by the student in an approved training practice of their choice. Support will be provided by the placement co-ordinator Students can schedule the timing of their placement any time within Trimester 3, but hours must be completed by the end of week 15 of Trimester 3. Online reflection will be delivered via asynchronous VLE discussion forum that will be facilitated and monitored by lecturers to encourage shared learning and professional practice (LO6).

Students will identify particular learning needs in areas for development during this module by the construction of 5 student chosen learning objectives (SCLO) LO6. 3 of these are then developed further within a personal learning portfolio. This is intended to help the student identify their own strengths and developmental needs through self-reflection and self-assessment (LO6). Learning portfolios must be submitted by Week 15 of Trimester 3.

The VLE will be used to provide further reading material, independent student led tasks, quizzes and revision tests relating to course material.


LANTRA National Occupational Standards Reference; (2010)
CU2, CU5, AC7, AUX1, AUX2, CU129, RVN2, RVN3, RVN4, RVN5, RVN6, RVN7, RVN8, RVN9, RVN10, RVN11, RVN12, RVN13, RVN14, RVN16, RVN17, RVN18, RVN19, RVN29, RVN30, RVN31

RCVS Day one skills for veterinary nurses;

Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 17, 18, 20, 21


Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills

By using feedback from professional colleagues this allows the student to self-assess, se

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 160
Online Guided independent study 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Report) 70 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 30 5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Consolidation of veterinary nursing theory and practice from the current academic year. During the module you will work alongside a mentor to complete the placement assessment tool to demonstrate achievement of professional competencies and student chosen learning outcomes to meet individual learning needs.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Comply with the RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
LO2: Develop an awareness of maintaining the health and wellbeing of inpatients
LO3: Co-operate with the practice team in the delivery of nursing care
LO4: Develop basic nursing skills
LO5: Communicate with clients and members of the multidisciplinary team
LO6: Identify own specific learning outcomes for the practice experience

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - LANTRA NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES - WWW.LANTRA.CO.UK
Core - RCVS CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR VETERINARY NURSES - WWW.RCVS.ORG.UK/ADVICE-AND-GUIDANCE/CODE-OF-PROFESSIONAL-CONDUCT-FOR-VETERINARY-NURSES/
Core - HOWATSON-JONES, L (2013) REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN NURSING: LEARNING MATTERS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781446270851
Core - COOPER, B, MULLINEAUX, E AND TURNER L (2011) BSAVA TEXTBOOK OF VETERINARY NURSING, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9781905319268
Core - CORSAN, J AND MACKAY A (2008) THE VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST: ESSENTIALS SKILLS FOR CLIENT CARE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780702029288
Recommended - MULLINEAUX, E AND JONES M (2007) BSAVA MANUAL OF PRACTICAL VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780905214917
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