Core Module Information
Module title: Supporting the supply of veterinary medicines (Suitably Qualified Persons)

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

Module code: VET09108
Module leader: Katy Orton
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: LIFE SCIENCES


Description of module content:

This module has its foundation on knowledge gained previously within the programme and practice placements.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to the role of the Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) in order to provide client advice and patient support.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nicola Davidson
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered using an on-line approach via Moodle. This module links to previously gained knowledge gained within the programme and aims to develop skills and knowledge to a deeper level. Consolidation of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics will be included as a starting point for this module. A range of activities will be used across LOs1-4 to include recorded sessions, case studies, quizzes and interactive activities. Asynchronous discussions on-line with peers and the lecturer will support learning, which will be case based. You will be expected to upload thoughts to the relevant case studies as this will form part of a wider group discussion activity. The use of Moodle for this module provides greater flexibility in learning at a time that suits you. In addition, at the end of the module should you wish to obtain SQP status (companion animal species) you would have the opportunity to undertake the practical assessment for this award.

Formative Assessment:
MCQ quizzes will be used to develop underpinning understanding of knowledge across the wide range of the module content and in preparation for the summative component. Case studies will also be used in week 3, 5, 7, 11 to consolidate and contextualise learning – students will be expected to participate with on-line discussions with peers and tutor to support preparation for summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Two components;

1. 4 x MCQ and short answer on-line tests week 4, 6, 9 & 12 (time-limited, supervised open book examinations). Each weighted at 25%. All on-line tests have to be completed, which account for 100% of the module mark; with an average grade being calculated across all 4 tests. This will allow the learner to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the subject throughout the module.

Note - In order to gain SQP (companion animal species) a timed unseen practical examination is required to address the SQP practical competences. This would be conducted on an individual basis for those that wished to complete this assessment within week14/15. This requirement will not be needed in order to pass the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 25 1, 2, 3 & 4 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Class Test 25 1, 2, 3 & 4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Class Test 25 1, 2, 3 & 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Class Test 25 1, 2, 3 & 4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100