ANML602 – Veterinary Pharmacology

Module code
Module title
Veterinary Pharmacology
To provide students with the necessary knowledge of pharmacology and the supply of medications and treatments in a veterinary environment in accordance with relevant professional, ethical and legislative frameworks.
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Apply concepts of pharmacology to veterinary nursing practice.
2:Detail and distinguish between the effects of common toxins on common companion animals.
3:Analyse classes of drugs and their impact on animal body systems.
-Veterinary pharmacology concepts for veterinary nurses (classes of drugs, application of drugs, body systems; medications for specific conditions; medication indications and contraindications)
-Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
-Common companion animal (e.g. cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds) poisons and associated treatment
-Professional attributes: compliance with animal welfare standards and workplace health and safety requirements; professional and ethical behaviour; effective communication skills; 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, 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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