Core Module Information
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: Nicola Davidson
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: LIFE SCIENCES

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

Description of module content:

The 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 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 (RCVS day one skills section 2 & 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 &10).
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 (RCVS day one skills - all sections).
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 (RCVS day one skills section 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10).

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nicola Davidson
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

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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