Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Animal Behaviour for Veterinary Nurses

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

Module code: VET10108
Module leader: Jane Stirling
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: LIFE SCIENCES
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

This module aims to develop an appreciation of the natural behavioural repertoires of animals and how they relate to their welfare within a veterinary setting.
The module also aims to demonstrate how a range of factors can influence the development of animal behaviour, including genetics, health, environment and human-animal relationships, and can contribute to the clinical presentation of an animal. It also includes learning theories, life-stages, and socialisation and habituation recommendations.
Equipment and techniques used to manage and modify behaviour are examined and where possible the content is related to students’ own experiences and cases commonly encountered in veterinary practice. Current research is used to develop scientific knowledge in applied animal behaviour.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Examine the relationship between the natural behavioural repertoire of animals and quality of life.
LO2: Appraise the range of factors that may influence the development of behaviours in animals.
LO3: Evaluate a range of techniques which can be used to manage and modify behaviour within the veterinary setting.

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


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A variety of teaching and learning approaches are used in this module and include formal lectures (LOs 1-3), practical workshops and group-work projects off site (LO 1), group discussions (LO 2-3), specialist visiting lecturers (LO 3), self-directed learning and case studies (LO 1 – 3). A range of additional lecture notes, relevant literature, self assessment activities, and links to online resources will be available on moodle (LOs 1 – 3).

Formative Assessment:
Peer discussions and assessment, including oral feedback from the lecturer, will take place during practical workshops.
Peer discussion of relevant workplace examples monitored, and feedback provided during lectures and on Moodle.
A plan of the workplace scenario report can be submitted via Turnitin on Moodle in week 8 with feedback supplied by week 10.

Summative Assessment:
Students will be required to produce a report which critically evaluates an allocated workplace scenario. By using evidence from a range of sources and exercising judgement, students will apply the concepts within the Learning Outcomes.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 4
Independent Learning External visits 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 172
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2 & 3 12 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jane Stirling
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A variety of teaching and learning approaches are used in this module and include formal lectures (LOs 1-3), practical workshops (LOs 2-3), and group-work projects off site (TBC) (LO 1), group discussions (LOs 2-3), specialist visiting lecturers (LO 3), self-directed learning and relevant workplace examples (LOs 1 – 3). A range of additional lecture notes, relevant literature, self-assessment activities, and links to online resources will be available on Moodle (LOs 1 – 3).

Formative Assessment:
Peer discussions and assessment, including oral feedback from the lecturer, will take place during practical workshops.

Peer discussion of relevant workplace examples monitored, and feedback provided during lectures and on Moodle.

A plan of the workplace scenario report can be submitted via Turnitin on Moodle in week 8 with feedback supplied by week 10.


Summative Assessment:
Students will be required to produce a report which critically evaluates an allocated workplace scenario. By using evidence from a range of sources and exercising judgement, students will apply the concepts within the Learning Outcomes.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning External visits 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 172
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 4
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1, 2, 3 12 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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