VETERINARY TEAM STUDIES: FOUNDATIONS

AGR1FDN

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to enhance the academic literacy, information literacy, scientific literacy and applied numeracy of first year students, and to ensure their grasp of key threshold concepts in these fields. It will also aim to begin developing a range of applied academic skills, to help students acquire the skill set required to succeed academically. Students will be introduced to the concept of a scientific and evidence based approach, and how this can be applied in context as a student and veterinary nurse.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDamian Spencer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify a range of relevant high quality literature sources using data base searches

Activities:
Workshops with active learning activities at the NMIT Epping Library with guidance on how to make effective data base searches and recognise their validity and authenticity and importantly their overall quality. Basic skills introduced and practiced in applied contexts including academic and professional skills. Students to produce an annotated bibliography to assit them in recognising the key information. Use of practical facilities including the library and computer rooms.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

02. Write clearly and concisely in an appropriate academic style with correct referencing

Activities:
Preparatory reading and activities, followed by active learning activities in workshops based around research skills using a variety of formats including books, journals and online material. Peer support activities and Independent learning; actively learning about how to write clearly and concisely, what are the different types of writing styles and how to reference correctly in order to avoid academic misconduct. Use of practical facilities including the library and computer rooms.Students to produce an annotated bibliograghy in Harvard referencing using support programs such as End note.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

03. Apply key mathematical concepts to successfully complete routine calculations required by practicing veterinary nurses

Activities:
Preparatory reading and activities, followed by active learning workshops, students will be able to apply theory to practical problems relevant to the veterinary nursing profession as well as the ability to apply quantitative reasoning to problem solving activities. Students will be tested in their workshops and in online and interactive sessions on their mathematical skills by answering mathematical problems and providing worked solutions. Students will also have to produce short answers to specific case study problems.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key underpinning science concepts relevant to applied animal sciences and veterinary nursing

Activities:
Preparatory reading and activites followed by active learning workshops where students will learn and practice applying relevant scientific concepts to case study problems and scenarios. Students will be tested via the use of multiple choice and short answer questions as well as tutorial questions based on problem solving for specific case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Illustrate how to develop an evidence based veterinary nursing approach

Activities:
Preparatory reading and activities followed by active learning workshops where students will be encouraged to critically think, share their experiences with peers, listen to others and reflect. Students will be working with others and will be delivering an oral presentation on a case study analysis in order to problem solve and provide quality responses based on research and an evidence based approach.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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