APPLIED VETERINARY NURSING PRACTICE A
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will develop and practice a wide range of nursing and technical skills required by practicing veterinary nurses. Students' applied learning will be undertaken in a controlled laboratory environment. Nursing approaches taught include: an examination of the nursing process, models, plans, and protocols, and their application in practical veterinary nursing. Students will begin to learn skills required within emergency nursing and ICU areas. Students will consider ways in which a sustainable veterinary practice can be achieved and maintained. The concepts of peer education and peer review will be taught, and students will be guided through their approach to these. Through their work integrated learning (WIL) placement, students will work in a veterinary hospital with an experienced veterinary nurse to further practice and develop a range of level appropriate veterinary clinical skills. During their weekly workshop, students will be guided in how to prepare themselves to gain employment in veterinary nursing, and will be encouraged develop their resume and apply for trainee positions.
Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (SBVN) and have passed VET1IVN
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
BSAVA textbook of veterinary nursing
AuthorTurner, L, Cooper, B & Mullineaux, E
PublisherBritish Small Animal Veterinary Association
Aspinall's complete textbook of veterinary nursing
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required36 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro
WBL addtional requirementsDuring COVID - virtual WBL placements are being used to assist students to achieve ILOs safely.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Delivered as reading material, quizzes, video clips.
WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
10 x 5 minute Pre-workshop online Quizzes (850 words equivalent)2% eachWeeks 2-12
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Team Nursing care Plan report (400 words /student)Team Report4 students/team1200 words total report - 400 words/studentDevelop nursing care plans which apply nursing process, models and plans to case studies.
Team Veterinary Nursing procedure design report (400 words / student)Team report4 students/team1200 words total report - 400 words/studentDesign a procedure in an area of emergency nursing, barrier nursing or shelter medicine, which implements a sustainable and one-health consistent approach. Team educates peers during a workshop session on the procedure. Peers offer feedback on the procedure, and the team reviews their procedure based on peer feedback.
1 x 30 min individual practical skills test (1200 words equivalent)Tutor led observational testing in simulation lab of a range of veterinary nursing skills Individual exercise.
Reflective Placement Journal (1200 words equivalent)Weekly, Individual reflective journal. 2400 words. Students critically reflect on their learning, critical cases and interpersonal communication experienced during WIL clinical placements. Based on this, students constructively consider, what they can further learn and/ or implement in the future, from a knowledge, skill or emotional perspective.