VETERINARY NURSING AND ANIMAL DISEASE
Credit points: 15
In this subject, you will gain an understanding of disease processes, including common infectious and non-infectious animal disease categories, from a veterinary nursing perspective. You will be taken through the process of animal disease management, including aetiology, investigation, treatment, management and prevention. This subject also examines the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a range of common veterinary pharmaceuticals. Students will also acquire skills in performing a range of common clinical pathology tests. You will apply the theory learnt in this subject via their work integrated learning placement.
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 VET1AFB
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Small animal pathology for veterinary technicians
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required42 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 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.50 hours 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.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour 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 hours 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
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2 x 30 min written tests (1000 words total equivalent)Multiple choice and short answer questions
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Infection Control Practice procedures booklet (600 words equivalent / student)Team of 4 studentsCreate an instructional poster on the practical procedures for dealing with a particular type of infection control.2400 words total task.
Team Video: Client Information (600 words equivalent / student)Team of 4 studentsPrepare and develop an educational video for clients based on disease scenarios selected from a list provided.2400 words total task.
20 minute Clinical Practicum (1000 word equivalent)Direct observation of clinical pathology procedures in the simulation laboratory