Module title: Introduction to British Wildlife Care

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

Module code: VET08106
Module leader: Karen Hibell
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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 purposes of Napier University Academic Regulations this module is a Veterinary Nursing Theory module (Ref B9.5.3)

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los

A range of lectures and group discussions will be used to facilitate students' learning of the underpinning theory relating to LO 1, 4 and 5, the teaching and learning methods will assist students in describing the specific laws relating to wildlife and increase their knowledge base allowing consideration of comparative anatomy and physiology. Lectures, patient case scenarios, group presentations and research activities will be implemented to aid students in their identification, exploration and research of all aspects involved in wildlife nursing care relating to LO 2, 3 and 6. The range of teaching and learning methods used will facilitate and promote independent student learning.


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

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This will prepare the student to work as part of the clinical team and enhance a patient centred approach to the nursing care of wildlife species.

Assessment (formative and summative)

There are 1 formative assessment and 2 summative assessments

Formative assessment -

Tutor led assessments throughout the module to evaluate learning, including question and answer sessions and group presentations.

Summative assessment -

1. A 2000 word case report incorporating all aspects of nursing care and the specific considerations given to wildlife casualties, covering LO 1 - 5. Due in week 12 and carries 75% of the final mark.
2. A 15 minute presentation on the role of a particular wildlife sanctuary of the student's choice, covering LO 6. Due on week 14, carrying 25% of the final mark.


Research/ teaching linkages
Links to wildlife hospitals and specialist wildlife vete

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)
Face To Face Lecture 33
Independent Learning Guided independent study 145
Online Guided independent study 22
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 75 1-5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Oral Presentation 25 6 14 HOURS= 0.15, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 75
Component 2 subtotal: 25
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Topics include:
The law in relation to rescue, rehabilitation and release of wildlife species.
Comparative anatomy and physiology.
Capture and transportation.
First aid and stabilisation.
Common illnesses affecting wildlife species.
Examination and assessment for rehabilitation.
Handling and restraint.
Wildlife sanctuaries and their role in rehabilitation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Describe the law affecting British Wildlife Casualties.
LO2: Develop an insight into the basic principles of treating wildlife casualties.
LO3: Explore the nursing care of different species with specific conditions.
LO4: Describe rehabilitation and release methods.
LO5: Consider the comparative anatomy and physiology of wildlife species.
LO6: Research and discuss the role of wild life sanctuaries.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GOSDEN, C (2004) EXOTICS AND WILDLIFE: A MANUAL OF VETERINARY NURSING CARE: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780750654159
Core - VARGO, M, LUMBIS, R AND GOTT, L (2012) BSAVA MANUAL OF EXOTIC PET AND WILDLIFE NURSING: BSAVA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781905319350
Core - STOCKER, L (2005) PRACTICAL WILDLIFE CARE: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781405127493
Core - MULLINEAUX, E, BEST, R AND COOPER, J (2003) BSAVA MANUAL OF BRITISH WILDLIFE CASUALTIES: BSAVA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780905214634
Recommended - COOPER, B, MULLINEAUX, E AND TURNER, L (2011) BSAVA TEXTBOOK OF VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9781905319268
Recommended - FOWLER, M (2008) RESTRAINT AND HANDLING OF WILD AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780813814322
Recommended - WOBESER, G (2005) ESSENTIALS OF DISEASE IN WILD ANIMALS: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780813805894
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