VETERINARY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will be taught key business concepts as they relate to veterinary practice management in the areas of human, physical and resources management. During their work integrated learning placement, students will apply theoretical concepts into practice. They will assist experienced nurses and veterinarians with stock management, care and maintenance of physical resources, and routine financial resources management. Students will learn appropriate professional communication techniques, including methods of conflict resolution, so as to aid in the management of a veterinary practice.
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)
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Managing a Veterinary Practice
AuthorJevring-Back, C & Back, E
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required24 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 where possible.
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 2.00 h placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
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 5 min pre-workshop online quizzes (850-words equivalent)2% eachWeeks 2 - 12
Stock Management Instructional Guide (800-words equivalent)Students to develop an instructional guide for stock management for a veterinary clinic.
12-minute Team oral presentation and team written plan(1200 words equivalent total/student)Team of 4 studentsCreate a plan for a key area of practice management for a veterinary clinicTeam Oral presentation = 15%, 3 minutes/ member, 600 words equivalent/person;Team Practice Management plan = 15%, 600 words equivalent/person.
Personnel Management Role Play Assessment and Reflective Report (1400 words equivalent total)Students assume a veterinary practice management role in a one on one role play. (15%, 10 minutes/student, 600 words equivalent) Reflective Report - student reflects upon their interactions and choices in the role play. (20%, 800 words).