Module title: Clinical Nutrition and Pharmacology

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

Module code: VET09107
Module leader: Jodie Smith
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 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jodie Smith
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered using a blended approach via both face to face classes and the VLE (LOs 1 to 4). The Moodle units will be offered in sequential order to guide students through the taught face to face content in a paced manner (LOs 1-4).
On-line activities, such as discussions with peers and the lecturer, will be provided to encourage preparation for classes and to promote active learning (Los 1 to 4). The use of Moodle in this module gives greater flexibility so students can choose how to direct and support their own learning approach. The format of delivery will be varied throughout the trimester to accommodate different learning styles. Real life Scenarios will be used to relate theoretical material to the workplace.

Formative Assessment:
There will be 3 formative assessments
Formative assessment through online quizzes will take place throughout the module to allow students to evaluate their own learning. Formative assessment will also include sample MCQs and sample short answer exam questions which will be posted on Moodle and feedback on draft submissions will be provided (LO’s 1-4), thus allowing students to reflect on their progress and highlight areas where further learning and support is required.

Summative Assessment:
A single time-limited closed book examination held in Week 14/15 and accounts for 100% of the final module mark (LO’s 1-4).
The examination consists of multiple choice questions which sample students’ knowledge across the range of the module content and 3 – 4 longer answer questions which will allow students to demonstrate a deeper understanding in a more limited range of topics.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Online Guided independent study 7
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Online Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 3
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
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 100 1,2,3 & 4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will introduce students to the key concepts of veterinary pharmacology, and veterinary pharmacy. This will include pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, commonly used groups of medications (e.g. antibacterial, analgesics, anaesthetics, parasite control and vaccines). Students will also learn about antimicrobial resistance, the development of new drugs as well as further their knowledge and understanding on appropriate nutrition in a therapeutic context in relation to prevention and treatment of selected diseases across the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to companion animal anatomy and physiology
LO2: Examine the relationship between mode of action, indications and contraindications of groups of drugs
LO3: Explore the role of clinical nutrition in the prevention and treatment of common diseases
LO4: Extract core issues relating to legislation for Pharmacology and Pharmacy

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