Module title: Veterinary Nursing Practice 3b

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

Module code: VET09104
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, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer Marshall
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
For the purpose of Napier University Academic Regulations this module is a Veterinary Nursing Practice module. (Ref B9.5.4)

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Work-based learning module applying theory to practice and completion of professional competences (LO1) and. Developing veterinary nursing skills over an approximate 14 week / 490 hour placement experience (LOs 1 – 5). 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 (LO6).

Students will complete 4 prescribed learning themes from year three within the clinical skills passport LO6. 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 (LO6). Learning portfolios must be submitted by Week 15 of Trimester 1.

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. The online discussion forums will be used to facilitate reflective practice throughout this module. Link lecturer and module leader will be available on the online discussion forum for feedback.




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:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module's learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.


Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module's learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.


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 2 & 5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Supervised practice of prescribed learning outcomes, consolidating learning from theory modules along with self evaluation and reflective practice to meet individual learning needs, building on previous practice experience and working towards collecting evidence to meet the National Occupational Standards.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Comply with the current RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
LO2: Utilise a problem solving approach to maintain the health and wellbeing of inpatients
LO3: Critically reflect on the effective support required by the veterinary surgeon during a surgical procedure
LO4: Evaluate appropriate diagnostic tests and communicate the results to the veterinary team
LO5: Analyse and evaluate the delivery of appropriate nursing care for a range of medical conditions
LO6: Implement the -use of a reflective cycle, to plan and meet own learning needs in the veterinary practice setting

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 NURSING AND AUXILIARY SERVICES - 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, 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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