APPLIED VETERINARY NURSING PRACTICE B

VET2VNB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna

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 VET1VNA

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

BSAVA textbook of veterinary nursing

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTurner, L, Cooper, B & Mullineaux, E

Year2011

Edition/Volume5th edn

PublisherBritish Small Animal Veterinary Association

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Aspinall's complete textbook of veterinary nursing

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAckerman, N

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd edn

PublisherElsevier

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 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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Integrate the science, specialized knowledge and practical skills to undertake a range of veterinary nursing roles
02. Create and implement, under veterinary team supervision, animal nursing care plans to maximise potential animal welfare outcomes
03. Evaluate the nutritional requirements of a range of animals with a variety of clinical conditions
04. Manage surgical cases in the hospital from admission to discharge
05. Train a fellow team member in appropriate veterinary hospital protocol.
06. Critically self-evaluate and reflect upon both challenging incidents and current knowledge gaps.

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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 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.
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

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5

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

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3

25 minute Clinical Practicum (1250 words equivalent)Individual exercise1 attempt

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1

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)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO6