ANML604 – Advanced Medical Veterinary Nursing

Module code
Module title
Advanced Medical Veterinary Nursing
To provide students with the necessary advanced knowledge, attributes and skills to manage nursing care and documentation for hospitalised patients within the veterinary nursing scope of practice.
  • SX1801
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Apply best practice in the implementation of a range of complex companion animal medical nursing techniques.
2:Critically evaluate the implementation and outcome of nursing care assessment and treatment plans and adjust them accordingly, in line with the veterinary nursing scope of practice.
3:Analyse roles and responsibilities within a veterinary health care team in order to seek advice or delegate nursing care to others as appropriate.
-Critical thinking skills for the development, implementation and documentation of patient treatment plans
-Observation, critical analysis and patient monitoring
-Performing dental procedures; maintenance and use of dental equipment; charting
-Emergency and triage of patients
-Pathophysiology and treatment of common diseases in companion animals (e.g. cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds)
-Advanced fluid therapy
-Specialised nursing techniques
-Diagnostic procedures for specific disease conditions
-Professional practice attributes: Compliance with workplace health and safety requirements; knowledge of relevant legislation and animal welfare standards; effective communication skills, effective delegation 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, 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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