INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED VETERINARY NURSING
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will consolidate the skills they have learnt in previous Veterinary Nursing Practice subjects, as well as being introduced to advanced veterinary nursing knowledge and skills. This introduction will help students to prepare for the advanced veterinary nursing skills which they will learn during third year. Students will become proficient in a range of progressively more complex and demanding veterinary nursing skill requirements. Veterinary nursing skills to be learnt and applied at an introductory advanced level include: emergency and critical care, surgical nursing and care for complex medical cases such as caring for the neurological patient and adopting a holistic animal nursing approach. Students will use an evidence-based and reflective approach to solve problems and to plan for best practice with all aspects of patient care. Through their work integrated learning placement, students will integrate their theoretical knowledge with practice, ensure their proficiency in basic veterinary nursing competencies, and gain introductory exposure to advanced veterinary nursing skills.
Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
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 VET2VNB
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
BSAVA manual of canine and feline advanced veterinary nursing
AuthorHotston Moore, A & Rudd, S
PublisherBritish Small Animal Veterinary Association
Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required48 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible
WBL addtional requirementsStudents complete 3 different placement blocks over 12 weeks at a variety of veterinary or animal industry related workplaces. These may be sourced by the Uni or by the student and may be located anywhere in Victoria, or potentially interstate/overseas. During COVID - virtual WBL placements are being used to assist students to cover some of the required hours.
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-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 hours placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour 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 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
10 x 5 min pre-workshop online quizzes (850 words equivalent)2% eachWeeks 2 -12
Review of Patient Care Scenario (1000 words)Student to report on and critically evaluate the veterinary nursing patient care of a case study with which they have been involved during their placement. Individual task.
12 min Team oral presentation (400 words equivalent/student)Students to design and present a nursing care plan for a case study in an advanced veterinary nursing area of interest or in an identified knowledge or experience gap area.Team of 4 students3 minutes oral presentation/student
|Oral presentation||Group||No||10||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
50 min Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs)(2200 words equivalent)Testing in simulation lab of a range of veterinary nursing skills, including interpersonal communication
|Other written exam||Individual||No||50||SILO3, SILO5|