Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 2

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

Module code: VET08112
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

2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kate Acton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs1-5; Teaching and learning within this module primarily focuses on work-based learning within a veterinary practice. This includes demonstration/demonstration back and gaining experience with set tasks/units prior to claiming competence under the supervision of a clinical coach (mentor) and support of a multi-disciplinary team. This learning is planned and supported by tutorials, discussion and independent research. These activities provide the underpinning knowledge and application 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 and participation in discussion forums to share learning experiences with peers.

Formative Assessment:
Personal portfolio of evidence that consists;
- RCVS day one skills log to record demonstration/demonstration back and claiming experience with reflective commentary.
- Behavioural tool to review development of employability skills within practice
- Register of hours
- Reflective training log
- Tutorials and self-appraisals to identify individual progress/development areas with personalised action plans.
Progress will be reviewed during the trimester via placement visits to include case audits/student direct observations. This provides the opportunity to provide feedforward for remainder of placement/programme.
VLE discussion forums will assist with self-appraisal of progress. The tutor will monitor in order to provide advice/guidance where appropriate.


Summative Assessment:
Personal portfolio of evidence that consists;
- RCVS day one skills log to record demonstration/demonstration back and claiming experience with reflective commentary. Completion of set % target.
- Behavioural tool to review development of employability skills within practice
- Register of hours
- Reflective training log
- Tutorials and self-appraisals to identify individual progress/development areas with personalised action plans.
- 1200-1500 case study based upon one patient nursed within 14week placement from a prescribed list of medical/surgical options.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other PLACEMENT 525
Total Study Hours525
Expected Total Study Hours for Module525


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 70 0 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 30 0 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to gain practical experience within a clinical environment whilst as a student veterinary nurse under the supervision of a mentor (clinical coach). The module is structured to address RCVS day one skills for veterinary nurses contained within the clinical skills tool. As the second clinical placement module content continues with sections 1-4 & 8 of the RCVS day one skills; legislation affecting practice; communication; handling and restraint; nursing care and infection control. Content may vary depending on veterinary practice with further sections of the day one skills tool available to the student if deemed appropriate for stage of training/veterinary practice protocols. This may include section 5 and elements of laboratory work, or section 7 dispensing. The module is designed to encourage reflection of performance, ensure you are aware of personal and professional limits. The skills log engages you in work-based learning that includes recording and reflecting on experiences whilst also considering measures to improve performance and competence – essential competencies of a veterinary nurse. The module also provides the opportunity for you to obtain clinical hour requirements for professional registration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 Develop an insight into operational requirements of a veterinary practice and legislation related to a veterinary business in the delivery of a range of services
LO2 Explore the ethical, legal and professional responsibilities of the veterinary nurse in relation to patients, clients, society and the environment.
LO3 Utilise a problem-solving approach to the nursing care and management required for a range of patients with differing needs in accordance with best practice and due regard to animal welfare.
LO4 Make observations of the nursing care/management required for a range of patients with differing needs, taking into account evidence-based practice.
LO5 Perform effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of a range of veterinary services

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