Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 4

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: VET09102
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:
This module consists of supervised clinical practice, which enables students to consolidate the clinical skills introduced in year 3. A 10 week / 350 hour placement experience will enable further development of nursing skills (LOs 1-3 & 6). The selection of placement location can be by the student in an approved training practice of their choice, support will be provided by the placement co-ordinator. Students can schedule the timing of their placement any time within Trimester 3, but hours must be completed by the end of week 15 of Trimester 3. 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 (LO5).

Students will complete 4 prescribed learning themes from year three within the clinical skills passport . This is intended to help the student identify their own strengths and developmental needs through self-reflection and self-assessment and prepare for the honours year of study and professional regulation (LO4 & 5). Learning portfolios must be submitted by Week 15 of Trimester 3.

Evidence gathered should be cross-referenced towards to the National Occupational Standards

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

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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


RCVS Day one skills for veterinary nurses:

Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


Formative Assessment:
Formative –
1. Participation in VLE online reflection



Summative Assessment:
Summative –
1. Completion of the placement booklet Completion of placement booklet – 100% professional competencies and 80% of prescribed learning outcomes. This covers all module learning outcomes. Due for submission one week after the completion of the placement experience which is by week 15

2. Completion of 100% evidence towards National Occupational Standards within the clinical skills passport submission by week 15

The student must pass all assessments elements to achieve an overall module pass.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 170
Online Guided independent study 10
Online Project Supervision 20
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 1-56 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Consolidation of veterinary nursing theory and practice from the current academic year. Achievement of professional competencies and prescribed learning outcomes to meet individual learning needs.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Comply with the current RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
LO2: Utilise a problem solving approach of maintaining the health and wellbeing of inpatients
LO3: Critically analyse and evaluate knowledge base to the delivery of nursing care
LO4: Construct own specific learning outcomes for the practice experience
LO5: Implement the use of a reflective cycle, to plan and meet own learning needs in the practice setting
LO6: Demonstrate increased independence through assessment, implementation and evaluation in the delivery of veterinary nursing care

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

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 SERVIES - WWW.LANTRA.CO.UK
Core - COOPER, B, MULLINEAUX, E 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
Recommended - ELLIS, P (2013) EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN NURSING (TRANSFORMING NURSING PRACTICE SERIES), 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781446270905
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