Module title: Specialised Veterinary Nursing

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

Module code: VET10100
Module leader: Jennifer Marshall
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
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 Theory module. (Ref B9.5.3)

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A number of approaches will be utilised to promote the concept of student as an independent learner. A range of modified lectures, student centred discussion and scenarios will be used to facilitate students’ learning of the underpinning theory relating to the clinical skills of the module (LOs 1 - 6). Tutorials will be student led and facilitate reflective learning (LOs 1 – 6).
Assessment will cover all LOs and encourage deep learning. The students will be offered interim constructive feedback and opportunity for discussion in order to identify further learning needs.

The VLE will be used to provide further reading material, independent student led tasks. Discussion forums will be used to enhance tutorial sessions.

LANTRA National Occupational Standards (2010) Reference:
RVN3, RVN9, RVN10, RVN15, RVN17, RVN25, RVN26, RVN27, RVN30, RVN31

RCVS Day one skills for veterinary nurses;

Section 6, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20,


Formative Assessment:
Formative –
1. Student led online reflective tutorials relating to topics covered
2. Lecturer devised activities to prepare the student for level 10 writing skills


Summative Assessment:
Summative –
1. 2500 word essay critically analysing an aspect of specialised nursing theory relating to clinical practice. Covering LOs 2,3 & 5 carrying 50% of the final mark. Due in week 12

2. 1.5 hour structured answer examination paper relating to topics covered within the module to draw on underpinning knowledge of specialised nursing techniques covering LOs 1, 4 & 6 carrying 50% of the final mark. Due in week 15


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Guided independent study 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1, 4 & 6 15 HOURS= 1.5, WORDS= 0
Essay 50 2, 3 & 5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Advanced anaesthesia techniques, Intensive Care & critical care nursing, Cardiology and ECG interpretation, Legislation and professional ethics, Nursing of wildlife patients, Practical ultrasononography techniques and patient positioning, . Analgesia and pain management. Nursing of the spinal, oncological, diabetic patients and current, nursing theory that is applicable to veterinary nursing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically analyse the application of specialised nursing theory within the veterinary practice
LO2: Synthesise the principles of evidence based practice in relation to high dependency nursing
LO3: Extract core issues and professional implications of the specialised nurse
LO4: Analyse pre and post operative nursing protocols
LO5: Examine the role of the intensive care unit in veterinary practice
LO6: Differentiate current analgesic drugs available and their use in practice

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - COCKCROFT, P AND HOLMES, M (2003) HANDBOOK OF EVIDENCE-BASED VETERINARY MEDICINE: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781405108904
Recommended - MARTIN, C AND MASTERS, J (2003) TEXTBOOK OF VETERINARY MEDICAL NURSING: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780750651714
Recommended - MARTIN, C AND MASTERS, J (2006) TEXTBOOK OF VETERINARY SURGICAL NURSING: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780750688130
Recommended - HOTSTON MOORE, A AND RUDD, S (2008) BSAVA MANUAL OF CANINE AND FELINE ADVANCED VETERINARY NURSING: BSAVA, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780905214924
Recommended - SEYMOUR, C AND DUKE-NOVAKOVSKI, T (2007) BSAVA MANUAL OF CANINE AND FELINE ANAESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA: BSAVA, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780905214986
Recommended - KING, L AND BOAG, A (2007) BSAVA MANUAL OF CANINE AND FELINE EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE: BSAVA, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780905214993
Recommended - BURKITT CREEDON, J AND DAVIS, H (2012) ADVANCED MONITORING AND PROCEDURES FOR SMALL ANIMAL EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780813813370
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