EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE
Credit points: 15
In this subject, you will undertake a work integrated learning (WIL) placement to learn and apply the knowledge and skills required to manage the veterinary nursing emergency and critical care (ECC) area of a veterinary clinic or emergency referral centre. Using an evidence-based approach, you will learn how to triage, prioritise and manage the nursing care of emergency and critical care veterinary patients. In doing so, you will learn how to integrate knowledge of the pathophysiology of a range of critical care and emergency veterinary conditions, with each animal's specific history and nursing care needs. You will learn how to monitor complex and seriously ill emergency and critical care patients, interpret the data obtained and take appropriate actions based on the results. Finally students will learn how to work as an effective member of a veterinary ECC team, including how to lead such a team when required.
Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBVN and have passed VET2IAN and VET2VNB
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Veterinary Technicians Manual for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
AuthorBurkitt-Creedon, J. and Davis, H.
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. During COVID - virtual WBL placements are being used to assist students to achieve ILOs safely where required.
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
Six 7.50 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
WIL Placement. Roster-dependent.
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 5.00 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Fortnightly workshops on campus
Unstructured reflective journal (850 essay words equivalent)Students to reflect on WIL experience in emergency cases.
|N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
1.5 hour Final examination (1500 word essay)Held during examination period
|N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
1 x 1200 Word case study emergency care plan with 5 min oral presentation (1700 words total.Part A - Critically evaluate the care given to an emergency or critical care patient, and provide evidence based recommendations for improvements - 30% (1200 word essay) Part B - Oral presentation on the Case Study and their Evaluation of it -10%, 5 minutes (500 word essay)
|N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
8 minute Leadership role-play scenarios (400 essay words equivalent/ student)Student role play - Individual assessment, but team assists with the simulation. The student is required to coordinate a team in an emergency simulation. Tutor assesses the student's leadership skills and knowledge based on their actions and responses to questions.
|N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|