ANML515 – Veterinary Nursing Practicum 1

Module code
Module title
Veterinary Nursing Practicum 1
To enable students to develop and apply their veterinary nursing knowledge, skills and attributes in a veterinary environment. Includes 120 hours of work placement.
  • SX1801
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Demonstrate competency in a range of clinical and technical veterinary nursing tasks.
2:Recognise the parameters of and practice in accordance with the veterinary nursing professional, ethical and legal framework.
3:Review and reflect on their own clinical and technical skills and identify areas of improvement.
-Reflective practice for optimising personal development and the provision of patient care
-Veterinary Nursing Code of professional conduct
-Application of practical skills from theory topics, including: bandaging and wound care, anaesthetic monitoring, diagnostic imaging, laboratory diagnostics, theatre practice and management of sterile supply, surgical assistance
-120 hours work placement, including Wintec surgery rotations
-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 will predominately be a combination of work placement and work experience. It may also include: tutor facilitated and directed presentations and/or lectures, practical or workshop sessions and activities, guest speakers from industry, demonstrations, online learning activities, scenarios and case studies.

Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1Portfolio of evidence1001, 2, 3

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