Module title: Application of Small Animal Nursing Care

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: VET08100
Module leader: Nina Tomlin
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

An understanding of the role of the VN within the legal and professional framework, and the underpinning concept of the nursing process.

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


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs1-3; each taught element of the module uses a variety of teaching methods, including face-to-face lectures, tutorials, discussion, independent research, individual/paired and group work to provide the underpinning knowledge and application of this 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, quizzes and revision tests relating to course material covered in class. The use of peer assessment with audio files is to engage independent learning, extend engagement with module and development of employability skills.

Formative Assessment:
The learner will have the opportunity for formative feedback on progress throughout module by the submission of a 10minute audio-file in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11.
Individual fortnightly submissions will be based upon one question posed at end of a lecture. Peer assessment of file will encourage development of communication skills, the application of veterinary terminology and provision of constructive feedback to include possible further research. Tutor will complete 10% sample each submission to provide verbal general group feed forward. Sampling strategy will ensure whole group is sampled by end of module.


Summative Assessment:
15minute professional discussion scheduled week 14/15 via central exam timetabling. Based on one question from a pre-circulated list of 6. Questions provided in week 2 and linked to module content and formative assessment.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 32
Independent Learning Guided independent study 133
Online Practical classes and workshops 35
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Assessment 100 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The main aim of this module is to deepen the theoretical knowledge of specific nursing requirements for patients with differing conditions. A main component of this module is to make links to prior knowledge relating to: anatomy and physiology, pathological disease and apply this to the nursing process. This module will provide you with the skills needed to evaluate and understand the needs of patients with a range of conditions to allow them to take a patient centred approach to care both within the veterinary practice and by owners at home. The module will explore the nursing process and care planning; safe and effective stock management within the veterinary pharmacy; principles relating to prescribing and dispensing veterinary medicines; basic pharmacology of commonly used veterinary medicines and the selection and administration of veterinary medicines all within the context of individualised patient care.


Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop insight into care planning of patients with a range of differing surgical and medical needs, with regards to resources available, as part of a multidisciplinary team.
LO2: Utilise a problem-solving approach to the provision of nursing care to patients with range of differing needs in accordance to best practice and due regard to animal welfare, as part of a multidisciplinary team.
LO3: Explore the application of pharmacy legislation in practice, the selection, administration and monitoring of veterinary medicines as part of care planning for patients with a range of differing needs.

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 - MARTIN, C AND MASTERS J (2003) THE TEXTBOOK OF VETERINARY MEDICAL NURSING: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780750651714
Recommended - MULLINEAUX, E AND JONES M (2007) BSAVA MANUAL OF PRACTICAL VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780905214917
Recommended - SUMMERS, A (2013) COMMON DISEASES OF COMPANION ANIMALS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780323101264
Recommended - AGGLETON, P AND CHALMERS H (2000) NURSING MODELS AND NURSING PRACTICE: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780333488225
Recommended - MCKENNA, H AND PAJNKIHAR, M (2014) FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING MODELS, THEORIES AND PRACTICE: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780470657768
Recommended - RAMSEY, I (2014) BSAVA SMALL ANIMAL FORMULARY: BSAVA, 8th ed. - ISBN: 9781905319657
Recommended - ROCK, A (2007) VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE VETERINARY NURSE: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780750688628
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