VETERINARY NURSING AND ANIMAL DISEASE

VET2VAD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (SBVN) and have passed VET1AFB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Small animal pathology for veterinary technicians

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJohnson, A

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley-Blackwell

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of common veterinary pharmaceuticals
02. Explain the disease processes and management of common veterinary infectious and non-infectious diseases
03. Design and develop evidence-based educational materials for clients and colleagues using appropriate language
04. Devise nursing management plans, including the infection control, of common animal diseases
05. Perform, read and record a range of common in-house veterinary clinical pathology tests, recognizing if any results are abnormal

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.50 h 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.
WIL Placement

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 x 5 min pre-workshop online quizzes (850 words equivalent)2% eachWeeks 2 -12

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 x 30 min written tests (1000 words total equivalent)Multiple choice and short answer questions

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO4

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3

20 minute Clinical Practicum (1000 word equivalent)Direct observation of clinical pathology procedures in the simulation laboratory

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO5