ANML504 – Introduction to Patient Management

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Module code
Module title
Introduction to Patient Management
To provide students with the necessary knowledge, attributes and skills to provide appropriate in-patient care and support to hospitalised companion animals. Includes 30 hours work placement.
  • SX1604
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Apply best practice techniques for preparing and performing basic health procedures on common companion animals
2Describe and demonstrate patient monitoring, documentation and communication required for hospitalised patients
3Explain and implement key concepts in patient first aid and nursing care of common companion animals
4Maintain appropriate workplace standards of professional practice and behaviour
-Medical terminology; introduction to nursing theory
-Creating and maintaining patient records for documentation of patient care
-Patient evaluation, triage and basic first aid techniques for companion animal species; basic health procedures (e.g. clinical exams, nail trims, grooming) and administration of basic treatments for hospitalised patients (SQ injections, tablets, eye/ear/skin medications); pain management
-Applied nutrition for hospitalised patients (calorie requirements / nutritional plans); nutritional assessments, monitoring and therapeutic diets
-Introduction to fluid therapy (physiology and monitoring)
-Intro to pharmacology (modes of action / drug calculations); calculating and preparing medications
-Applied Anatomy and Physiology for disease and/or injury processes
-Professional practice attributes: Compliance with workplace health and safety requirements; knowledge of relevant legislation and animal welfare standards; sustainable practice; effective communication skills; professional and ethical behaviour; cultural recognition and sensitivity; teamwork; accurate record-keeping.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include: tutor facilitated and directed presentations and/or lectures, tutorial sessions, laboratory, practical or workshop sessions and activities , guest speakers from industry, demonstrations, online learning activities, scenarios and case studies, individual project time.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1Portfolio of evidence100
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Animal House
Wintec teaching surgery and labs
Industry work placement
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.