Module title: Veterinary Nursing Care of Exotic Species

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

Module code: VET09103
Module leader: Jane Stirling
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, 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:
The module content is delivered through Moodle. Core material is provided as notes, supported by links to websites and sources of further information (all learning outcomes).
Wherever possible subject matter is related to prior learning and ecperience, with particular reference to the similarities between some exotic species and dogs and cats (LO 2, 3, 4). A problem solving approach is adopted where students undertake short tasks throughout the module to find out more information about particular topics .
Use of the discussion forum within Moodle allows students to post findings, ask questions, reflect on cases seen in practice, take part in debates on topical subjects and communicate with their peers and tutor (All Learning Outcomes).
Formative assessments in the form of short answer quizzes are provided on a weekly basis, allowing students to monitor their own progress. Students can attempt these assessments as often as they wish. (All Learning Outcomes).
The emphasis of this module is the application of knowledge to practice. Within small animal veterinary practices the numbers of non-cat and dog species seen on a daily basis is increasing and veterinary nurses are expected to be competent in dealing with them. The aim of this module is to prepare students for the workplace. Students are provided with a wide variety of different sources of information which will be of use to them in later years when working in practice. Academic and information literacy are encouraged by the use of literature searches and the assessment format.


Formative Assessment:
Examples of strong and weak former student work will be made available for students to view with the opportunity to critique and mark examples provided.

Moodle discussion forums on relevant topics will create peer and tutor feedback for all participants.

Formative short answer assessments provided online on a weekly basis to allow students to monitor their own understanding of the subject.

Submission of a presentation plan will enable formal individual feedback on progress


Summative Assessment:
Recorded Lecture Presentation:: this will take the form of a recorded narrated slide show lasting no more than 12 minutes. It should be based on a case students have dealt with in practice. It must demonstrate competence in all learning outcomes and be fully referenced.
This will support and stimulate further learning, introduce visual and oral presentation skills and relate theory to practice.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 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
Oral Presentation 100 1-4 13 HOURS= 0.12, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, 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:
The module content is delivered through Moodle. Core material is provided as notes, supported by links to websites and sources of further information (all learning outcomes).
Wherever possible subject matter is related to prior learning and experience, with particular reference to the similarities between some exotic species and dogs and cats (LO 2, 3, 4). A problem solving approach is adopted where students undertake short tasks throughout the module to find out more information about particular topics. Use of the discussion forum within Moodle allows students to post findings, ask questions, reflect on cases seen in practice, take part in debates on topical subjects and communicate with their peers and tutor (All Learning Outcomes). Formative assessments in the form of short answer quizzes are provided on a weekly basis, allowing students to monitor their own progress. Students can attempt these assessments as often as they wish. (All Learning Outcomes). The emphasis of this module is the application of knowledge to practice. Within small animal veterinary practices the numbers of non-cat and dog species seen on a daily basis is increasing and veterinary nurses are expected to be competent in dealing with them. The aim of this module is to prepare students for the workplace. Students are provided with a wide variety of different sources of information which will be of use to them in later years when working in practice. Academic and information literacy are encouraged by the use of literature searches and the assessment format.


Formative Assessment:
Examples of strong and weak former student work will be made available for students to view with the opportunity to critique and mark examples provided.

Moodle discussion forums on relevant topics will create peer and tutor feedback for all participants.

Formative short answer assessments provided online on a weekly basis to allow students to monitor their own understanding of the subject.

Submission of a presentation plan will enable formal individual feedback on progress




Summative Assessment:
Recorded Lecture Presentation: this will take the form of a recorded narrated slide show lasting no more than 12 minutes. It should be based on a case students have dealt with in practice. It must demonstrate competence in all learning outcomes and be fully referenced. This will support and stimulate further learning, introduce visual and oral presentation skills and relate theory to practice.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
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
Oral Presentation 100 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 0.12, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Three main areas are studied:
1. Small mammals
2. Avian
3. Reptiles & amphibians

Within each of these groupings students will examine:
1. Anatomy & Physiology
2. Handling & restraint
3. Husbandry
4. Nutrition
5. Anaesthesia
6. Fluid therapy
7. Nursing techniques and nursing of specific conditions
8. Legislation


Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Compare and contrast the anatomy and physiology of common exotic species
LO2: Provide a rationale for the appropriate handling and husbandry of exotic species in relation to their biological needs, natural environment and relevant legislation.
LO3: Relate common health conditions of exotic species to their physiology and husbandry
LO4: Utilise a problem solving approach to the nursing care of exotic species

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
VET09103 Veterinary Nursing Care of Exotic Species