FOUNDATION STUDIES FOR VETERINARY NURSING
Credit points: 15
This subject is designed to enhance a range of foundation academic skills for tertiary study, including academic literacy, referencing techniques, information literacy, scientific literacy and numeracy, so that key threshold concepts are achieved by subject completion. Students will develop and apply a range of academic skills designed to ensure they have the skills required to succeed in an academic environment. Students are introduced to the concept of an evidence based scientific approach, and its application from the perspective of a student and veterinary nurse. Through a work integrated learning (WIL) context, students will be exposed to veterinary nursing applied concepts in mathematics, chemistry and biology. Students will discuss, reflect upon and evaluate the use of evidence-based practice during their placement in the veterinary hospital under the guidance of the academic supervisory staff.
Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Mosby's veterinary PDQ: veterinary facts at hand
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required12 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro
WBL addtional requirementsWIL placement preparation sessions, on campus initially and then at Lort Smith.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h placement - off site per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
WIL placement preparation sessions, on campus initially and then at Lort Smith
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Delivered as reading material, quizzes, video clips.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
10 x 10-minute pre-workshop online quizzes (1,600-words)3% eachWeeks 2-12
|N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
Literature Search : Annotated Bibliography 10% (500-words) Literature report 20% (1,000-words)Individual exercisePart (a) - Research the literature on a topic of interest and find 3 pieces of high quality peer reviewed literature and complete an annotated bibliography table for each of thesePart (b) - Write a literature report using these 3 pieces of literature
2 take home tests (500-words equivalent each)Individual exercise; Short answer format based on case studies15% each
12 min team oral presentation (3 mins/student; 330-words equivalent per student )Groups of 4 students, prepare and deliver a presentation on the evidence based approach they used to enhance a veterinary nursing procedure selected from a list of potential topic areas