APPLIED VETERINARY NURSING PRACTICE B
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will deepen their skills, knowledge and application in a range of key areas associated with independent paraprofessional practice in veterinary nursing. Key areas taught include: nursing care plans, the nutrition of unwell patients, professional client communication, client service and career preparation. During their work integrated learning placement, students will be supported by an experienced veterinary team as they develop a range of core veterinary nursing skills with a view to practicing autonomously. Students will develop deeper professional judgement and the ability to manage more complex professional situations.
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 VET1VNA
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
BSAVA textbook of veterinary nursing
AuthorTurner, L, Cooper, B & Mullineaux, E
PublisherBritish Small Animal Veterinary Association
Aspinall's complete textbook of veterinary nursing
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required54 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 4.50 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.
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
|N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Team report: Guidelines on Surgical Case Management (400 words/student)Team exercise4 students/team400 words per studentStudent team develops guidelines for new surgical nursing staff, on how to manage surgical cases from admission to discharge, including patient, theatre and staff management.
Nursing Care Plan (600 word total)Students to create and implement a nursing care plan with a particular emphasis on the appropriate nutritional requirements of the patient Individual exercise
25 minute Clinical Practicum (1250 words equivalent)Individual exercise1 attempt
Reflective Placement Journal (1200 words equivalent)Students to critically reflect on their learning, critical cases and interpersonal communication experienced during WIL clinical placements. Individual exerciseWeekly reflections throughout semester.Total words 3000 (1200 essay words equivalent)