VETERINARY TEAM STUDIES: GENERAL CLINICAL PRACTICE 1

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Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject continues to develop the skills required for a working veterinary team member. Regular workshops continue in the on campus skills laboratory, with students learning and practicing skills in a controlled environment. Student groups will also learn and apply a range of clinical approaches, including an examination of the nursing process, nursing models, nursing plans, and nursing protocols. As part of this process, students will be introduced to the concepts of peer education and peer review, and will be guided through their approach to these important elements in a constructive manner. Students will consider the importance of a veterinary practice functioning in a sustainable manner, and how this may be achieved in reality. The importance of effective, professional and caring communication will also be further examined.

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. Apply the nursing process, nursing models and nursing plans to case studies to demonstrate how they may be utilised to provide holistic evidence based veterinary nursing care for animal patients

Activities:
In order to prepare students for active learning workshops, students wil be given preparatory reading and tasks to do using the student learning management system moodle. The focus will be on the nursing process, nursing models and nursing care plans, including the interpretation, implementation and review of a range of nursing care plans. Students will need to use problem solving skills independently and in groups to develop care plans for individual case studies. Students will write up individual reports on the application of nursing processes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Interpret, implement and offer feedback on nursing care plans designed by students in Advanced Veterinary Practice (BVN222) or by WIL tutors

Activities:
Some preparatory reading and review exercises followed by an active applied workshop where students will be introduced to the process of peer evaluation and review. Students will work in groups to interpret, trial implementation and offer feedback on nursing care plans of other peer groups. The feedback they will be provide will be written.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Design protocols for a range of common veterinary nursing duties, manage their implementation, and utilise peer evaluation for improvement

Activities:
Preparatory reading and activities followed by active learning workshops focusing on protocols for a range of common veterinary nursing duties, including their design, implementation and review. Working in groups students will design protocols for common nursing duties, and teach peers to implement the protocols. Revisions will be made based on feedback from their peers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

04. Employ a range of communication modes and approaches to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, other health care experts and the public (including practice via WIL)

Activities:
Preparatory reading and tasks followed by active learning workshops where students will continue to develop effective communication with clients, colleagues, other health care experts and the public. Students practical skills will be observed in a range of communication methods; written, record keeping, oral, ICT and other relevant forms.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Devise sustainable approaches to a range of aspects of veterinary nursing

Activities:
Preparatory reading and activities followed by active learning workshops focussed on sustainable veterinary nursing practices. Students will discuss and critically devise using creative problem solving skills, sustainable approaches to a range of aspects of veterinary nursing and, support these with evidence from literature.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Demonstrate the ability to critically self-evaluate, reflect and learn from challenging incidents experienced during WIL

Activities:
Students will use critically reflective approaches to veterinary nursing and create a WIL online journal where they will critically reflect on their learning, critical cases, interpersonal communication, and other relevant aspects of their workplace experience.

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