ADVANCED VETERINARY MEDICAL PATIENT CARE
Credit points: 15
I n this subject, students will learn how to plan and deliver gold standard veterinary nursing care to medical ward patients with a broad range of serious complex medical conditions. Students will deepen their understanding of the complex disease processes involved, and will apply this knowledge to plan appropriate personalised holistic veterinary nursing care. Students will also be expected to research current best practice in the veterinary literature, and to integrate this evidence into their plans. Supported via a work integrated learning (WIL) placement, students will critically evaluate nursing care delivered to complex medical cases, including methods of communication with clients, colleagues and the general public alike. Students will learn how to plan the delivery of multiple pharmacological agents and how to recognise potential side-effects with complex medication plans. Finally, this subject will enable students to learn how to best educate clients about the management of complex medical conditions, so that pet owners are able to properly manage the in home care of their pets.
Subject Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in SBVN and have passed VET2IAN and VET2PVN
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Small animal internal medicine for veterinary technicians and nurses
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 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDilhani Premaratna
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
Six 7.50 h 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 h 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 h 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% eachFortnightly
|N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
1.5 hour written end of semester examination (1500 words equivalent)Held during examination period.
|N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
1 x 6 min Case Study oral presentation and 1000-word treatment plan (1600 words total)Part A - Based on clinical placement experience, research, review and report on the current best practice in the treatment and nursing care of a complex small animal medical conditions (25%, 1000 words); Part B - Class oral presentation to discuss and justify the nursing care based on students research (15%, 6-minute presentation, 600-word equivalent).
|N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
1600 word team patient discharge handout (400 words/student total)Team of 4 students create evidence-based educational materials and instructions to present to clients during the discharge of a patient with a complex serious medical condition. It includes the details of condition and guidelines for appropriate home care. (10%, 1600 word written handout with 400 words/student).