ADVANCED EQUINE HEALTH CARE
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students deepen and apply clinically their underpinning equine health knowledge, by learning how to plan and provide for the nursing care needs of equine patients, and to work as an effective team with equine professionals. Students will examine legal and ethical impacts on the equine sector to help prepare them for ethically and legally challenging decisions and for ensuring that the advice they give to owners is appropriate. Students will integrate the husbandry requirements of horses with health and nursing knowledge to plan holistic individually tailored patient care. Students will also plan how to create and implement evidence based infection control protocols, including for serious zoonotic diseases. Finally, students will learn about equine reproduction and the knowledge and skills required for veterinary nurses to play an active role in assisting with equine reproductive care and management.
Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must be admitted into SBVN and have passed VET1EHS or VET2IAN or be admitted into SBATE and have passed VET1EHS
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsThis subject has one field trip to a working equine veterinary clinic and equine property. Students must complete the Abiding agreement for Field Courses form prior to partaking in this field trip.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction
AuthorMair, T. Love, S. Schumacher, J. Smith, R. & Frazer, G.
Equine Veterinary Nursing
Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required45 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible
WBL addtional requirementsWIL Placement. Roster-dependent.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
Six 7.50 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
WIL Placement. Roster-dependent.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Delivered as reading material, quizzes, video clips.
WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 5.00 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
5 x 10 min pre-workshop online quizzes (850 words equivalent) 4% each Fortnightly
|Quizzes||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
1.5 hour written end of semester examination (1500 words equivalent)Held during examination period
|Other written exam||Individual||No||30||SILO2, SILO4, SILO5|
Ethics and welfare assignment (1400 words equivalent) Critique the legal and ethical considerations of a health care related aspect of the equine sector (1400 words)
20 min team presentation (600 words equivalent/student)Design an evidence-based protocol for the nursing care of an equine patient with an infectious or zoonotic disease Student teams are to present this in a format suitable for educating other staff members (e.g., a short video, PowerPoint presentation or pamphlet (600 words equivalent).