EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE FOR VETERINARY NURSES
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will further develop their knowledge and application of research and scholarship in a veterinary nursing context. Students are introduced to basic quantitative and qualitative research methods and the concept of validity assessment via basic statistics. This subject teaches students how to search veterinary nursing databases to find relevant published peer reviewed literature, which they then critically assess. Students are supported to further develop their writing skills either through the task of writing a critical literature review, or preparing a case study at a level suitable for publication in a veterinary nursing journal.
Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (SBVN) and have passed VET1FSV.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
How to read a paper: the basics of evidence based medicine
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
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 face-to-face.
1 x 30 min written test (500 words equivalent) Short Answer and MCQs on the application of basic statistical and research methods approaches to veterinary nursing related research, and the concepts involved in evidence based practice
Team Critical Literature Review (600 words equivalent/student) Team of four students Team critically reviews an article of interest published in peer reviewed literature
15 minutes Individual Final Oral Presentation (800 words equivalent)
|Oral presentation||Individual||No||20||SILO3, SILO4, SILO6|
Final Literature Article (2000 words) Write a publishable Case Study or Literature Review (based on a case study or area of interest from WIL clinical placements) in a style suitable for publication in a veterinary nursing or veterinary journal
|N/A||Individual||No||40||SILO3, SILO4, SILO6|
Peer Review of Written Drafts (600 words equivalent/student) Team of four students Critically review the draft literature pieces of each member of the team and collectively offer constructive critique.