Module title: Clinical Care of Exotic Species

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

Module code: VET08108
Module leader: Jane Stirling
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: LIFE SCIENCES
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 2, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Stirling
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Module content is delivered through the VLE. Subject matter is related to prior learning utilising a problem solving approach, with particular reference to the similarities between some exotic species and dogs, cats and humans (L.O.1, 2, 3, 4). Use of the discussion forum within the VLE allows students to post findings, ask questions, reflect on previous work with animals, take part in debates on topical subjects and communicate with their peers and tutor. This will play a part in all LOs.
This module focuses on the practical skills required when working with animals. Students are provided with a wide variety of different sources of information which will be of use to them in later years. Academic skills and information literacy are encouraged by the use of literature searches and the assessment format.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments are provided on a weekly basis in the form of multiple choice questions on moodle. This allows students to monitor their own progress and consolidate their learning. Students can attempt these assessments as often as they wish.
There is a formative essay plan to be submitted in Week 8. This will enable formative individual feedback to be provided and functions to prepare students for the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Essay: Submitted in week 12 (worth 100% of total marks). This will take the form of a 2500 word essay discussing a topical subject related to the course material. Students will have the opportunity to select an essay topic of interest to them.
Students will be expected to accurately reference, demonstrate knowledge of the subject and apply theory to practice (L.O. s 1,2,3,4). The formative assessment is developmental to the summative assessment.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other
Online Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1-4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Stirling
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Module content is delivered through the VLE. Subject matter is related to prior learning utilising a problem solving approach, with particular reference to the similarities between some exotic species and dogs, cats and humans (L.O.1, 2, 3, 4). Use of the discussion forum within the VLE allows students to post findings, ask questions, reflect on previous work with animals, take part in debates on topical subjects and communicate with their peers and tutor. This will play a part in all LOs.
This module focuses on the practical skills required when working with animals. Students are provided with a wide variety of different sources of information which will be of use to them in later years. Academic skills and information literacy are encouraged by the use of literature searches and the assessment format.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments are provided on a weekly basis in the form of multiple choice questions on moodle. This allows students to monitor their own progress and consolidate their learning. Students can attempt these assessments as often as they wish.
There is a formative essay plan to be submitted in Week 8. This will enable formative individual feedback to be provided and functions to prepare students for the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Essay: Submitted in week 12 (worth 100% of total marks). This will take the form of a 2500 word essay discussing a topical subject related to the course material. Students will have the opportunity to select an essay topic of interest to them.
Students will be expected to accurately reference, demonstrate knowledge of the subject and apply theory to practice (L.O. s 1,2,3,4). The formative assessment is developmental to the summative assessment.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other
Online Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1-4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Four main areas are studied:
1. Small mammals
2. Avian
3. Reptiles & amphibians
4. British Wildlife

Within each of these groups students will examine:
1. Legal and ethical considerations
2. Anatomy & Physiology
3. Handling and Husbandry
4. Nutrition
5. Health conditions and their management

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify legal and ethical considerations relating to the keeping of exotic species as companion animals
LO2: Recognise normal anatomy and physiology of common exotic species
LO3: Explore appropriate husbandry methods for exotic species with reference to their natural environment and lifestyle
LO4: Examine health conditions affecting exotic species and the management of these conditions

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GIRLING, SJ (2013) VETERINARY NURSING OF EXOTIC PETS: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 978047065917
Core - STOCKER, L (2005) PRACTICAL WILDLIFE CARE: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 978140512749
Recommended - BALLARD, B & CHEEK, R (2010) EXOTIC ANIMAL MEDICINE FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780813822
Recommended - BANKS, RE, SHARP, JM, DOSS, SD & VANDERFORD, DA (2010) EXOTIC SMALL MAMMAL CARE AND HUSBANDRY: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780813810
Recommended - JUDAH, V (2008) EXOTIC ANIMAL CARE AND MANAGEMENT: DELMAR, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978141804198
Recommended - VARGA, M, LUMBIS, R & GOTT, L (2012) BSAVA MANUAL OF ECOTIC PET AND WILDLIFE NURSING: BSAVA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978190531935
Recommended - MITCHELL, M & TULLY, TN (2008) MANUAL OF EXOTIC PET PRACTICE: SAUNDERS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978141600119
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