Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 2

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

Module code: VET08112
Module leader: Clare Taylor
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: LIFE SCIENCES


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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