Module title: Veterinary Practice Management for Veterinary Nurses

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

Module code: VET10105
Module leader: Karen Hibell
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, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Karen Hibell
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

This is a fully online module that will deliver a range of online tutorials, seminars, and group learning to prepare students for a management role and effective leadership skills required within a veterinary practice setting (LO1 - 6). Interactive presentations and role play will explore the manager’s role in communication, decision making, effective people management and staff recruitment, (LO1, 2, 5 &6). Peer and self assessment will prepare students to make judgements as managers, and enhance employability skills within the veterinary sector

The VLE will be used to provide further reading material, independent student led tasks, quizzes and revision tests relating to course material.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module will prepare the students for underlying management strategies within the veterinary industry. It will build on enhancing communication skills using various online media files to prepare students for senior positions within veterinary practice.

Research

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
There is 1 formative assessment and 2 summative assessments

Formative –
1. Lecturer devised activities to evaluate learning and prepare students for management of a veterinary practice, presentation and leadership skills.


Summative Assessment:
Summative –
Component 1

3000 word essay exploring the managers role within a veterinary practice based on a given practice based scenario due in week 14 covering LO 2 – 6 and carries 70% of final mark

Component 2

1. Individual audiocast file proposing responses to a given practice based scenario due in week 10 covering LO 1 and carries 20% of final mark

2. Engagement of asynchronous discussion forum for peer assessment and feedback on component 2 covering LO1 and carries 10% of final mark



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 50
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 70 2 - 6 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Oral Assessment 20 1 10 HOURS= 0.10, WORDS= 0
Discussion/Participation 10 1 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The manager’s role in managing self, information and finance
Managing people – effective people management; staff recruitment; team building; employers responsibilities
Setting business objectives, decision making, communication of information, review processes, financial management and customer service
Time management skills and leadership styles

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Role model effective communication methods for application in veterinary practice management
LO2: Evaluate the managers role in managing self, people, information and finance
LO3: Devise strategic business objectives
LO4: Make effective use of time management skills
LO5: Critically appraise staff recruitment strategies
LO6: Critically analyse leadership skills in relation to effective people management

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - JEVRING-BACK, C AND BACK, E (2006) MANAGING A VETERINARY PRACTICE: SAUNDERS LTD, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 978070202805
Core - CLARKE, C AND CHAPMAN, M (2012) BSAVA MANUAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT: BSAVA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781905319404
Core - SHILCOCK, M AND STUTCHFIELD, G (2008) VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE: SAUNDERS LTD, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780702029202
Recommended - COATES, C (2012) VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: CABI PUBLISHING, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781845939809
Recommended - BOWER, J, GRIPPER, J AND GRIPPER P (2001) VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780632057450
Recommended - PAYNE, M (2000) TEAMWORK IN MULTIPROFESSIONAL CARE: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780333729779
Recommended - CHAMBLEE, J AND REIBOLDT, M (2010) FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF THE VETERINARY PRACTICE: AAHA PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781583261248
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