Module title: Equine Veterinary Nursing

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

Module code: VET09106
Module leader: Clare Taylor
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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: Clare Taylor
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
For the purpose of University Regulations this module is a SlSSS Theory Module

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Core material will be presented to students via lectures, tutorials and practicals (LOs 1,2,4,5 &6), using live animals and mannequins. Supporting material and directed private study will be provided via Moodle (LOs 1-6). The importance of anatomy and physiology in understanding the normal function of a healthy animal and the potential sources of dysfunction will be emphasised (LOs 1-2).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Academic and information literacy will be encouraged through directed learning. The material covered will include some of the learning outcomes of the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Equine Veterinary Nursing syllabus.

This module will cover equine elements of the RCVS Professional Syllabus 2010 Unit number VN 3 and LANTRA NOS RVN5, RVN6, RVN 7 & RVN9 and provides underpinning knowledge for RCVS Day one skills for veterinary nurses Section 3.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment:
Formative assessment will take place both during face to face classes periodically throughout the term, and weekly using quizzes posted on Moodle, thus enabling students to monitor their own progress and identify their own strengths and weaknesses.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment
1. One hour practical assessment, critically evaluating and demonstrating 3 equine veterinary nursing practices covering learning outcomes 4-6 in Week 14 and testing competency in RCVS Day one skills 3.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7. 50% of module assessment.

2. Two hour centrally timetabled exam paper, containing a choice of 3 essay questions from a choice of 5 covering LOs 1,2,4,5 & 6). 50% of module assessment.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 37
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 25
Online Guided independent study 65
Independent Learning Guided independent study 36
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 35
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Structures Clinical Assessment (OSCA) 50 4,5,6 14 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module seeks to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of equines. Students will learn to compare and contrast a range of body systems in the horse with that of species with which they are already familiar. The module aims to equip students with basic equine nursing skills and provide a foundation for continued professional development in the subject area.
This module will cover equine elements of the RCVS Professional Syllabus 2010 Unit number VN 3 and LANTRA NOS RVN5, RVN6, RVN 7 & RVN9.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Contrast between equine anatomy, physiology and behaviour from that of canines
LO2: Examine the relationship of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry to important pathological processes in equids
LO3: Evaluate current research on poorly understood or emerging diseases in horses
LO4: Formulate equine nursing care plans for common clinical conditions affecting horses
LO5: Compare and contrast safe clinical practices for horses with that of small animals
LO6: Demonstrate the appropriate use of nursing care skills on simulated equine patients

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
VET09106 Equine Veterinary Nursing