Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 3a

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

Module code: VET08107
Module leader: Kate Acton
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer Marshall
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
Work-based learning module applying theory to practice with the completion of professional competences (LO1) . Developing veterinary nursing skills over an approximate 10 week / 350 hour placement experience (LOs 1 – 5). Online reflection will be delivered via the university VLE online discussion forum that will be facilitated and monitored by lecturers to encourage shared learning and professional practice (LO6).

Students will complete 8 prescribed learning themes within the clinical skills passport for year 2 and identify particular learning needs in areas for development during this module in discussion with their mentor in practice (LOs 1- 5).
There will be further prescribed learning outcomes for students to complete LO6. Evidence will be collected and presented in the form of 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 the deadline set in Trimester 3

Evidence gathered is required to be cross-referenced to the National Occupational Standards

The university’s VLE will be used to provide further reading material, independent student led tasks, quizzes and revision tests relating to course material. The discussion forums will be used to facilitate reflective practice throughout this module. link lecturer and module leader will be available via the online discussion forum for feedback.
:
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, RVN15, RVN16, RVN17, RVN18, RVN19, RVN20, RVN21, RVN22, RVN23, RVN24, RVN25, RVN26, RVN27, RVN28, RVN29, RVN30, RVN31



Formative Assessment:
Formative –
1. Participation in the VLE online discussion forum for reflection


Summative Assessment:
Summative –
1. Completion of placement booklet – 100% professional competencies and 80% of prescribed learning outcomes. This covers all LOs. The placement assessment tool is required for submission in week 15 or one week following the completion of placement.
2. Completion of 8 themes within the clinical skills passport in year 2 towards the National Occupational Standards required for submission in week 15 or one week following the completion of placement.


Students must pass all assessment elements to achieve an overall module pass.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 10
Online Guided independent study 20
Other Work based learning 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Report) 50 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 50 2,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Supervised practice of prescribed learning outcomes, consolidating learning from theory modules along with self evaluation to meet individual learning needs, building on previous practice experience and working towards collecting evidence to meet the National Occupational Standards.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Comply with the current RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
LO2: Utilise a problem solving approach to maintain the health and wellbeing of inpatients
LO3: Contribute effectively to support the veterinary surgeon during a surgical procedure
LO4: Conduct appropriate diagnostic tests and communicate the results to the veterinary team
LO5: Demonstrate the delivery of appropriate nursing care for a range of medical conditions
LO6: Use a reflective cycle, to plan and meet own learning needs in the veterinary practice setting

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - COOPER, B, MULLINEAUX, AND TURNER L (2011) BSAVA TEXTBOOK OF VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9781905319268
Core - HOWATSON-JONES, L (2013) REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN NURSING (TRANSFORMING NURSING PRACTICE SERIES), 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781446270851
Core - RCVS CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND ASSOCIATED GUIDANCE NOTES - WWW.RCVS.ORG.UK
Core - LANTRA NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES - WWW.LANTRA.CO.UK
Recommended - ELLIS, P (2013) EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN NURSING, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781446270905
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