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BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing

Reaseheath College
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Course UCAS code: VN01
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time With Year In Industry , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
As the range of responsibilities held by veterinary nurses increases, practices are looking for RVN nurses qualified at degree level to fulfil this requirement. If you have the motivation and commitment to build a career within the veterinary nursing profession, this degree is for you! Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), this course enables you to develop a range of professional skills, knowledge and competencies through a unique combination of academic study with practical learning at our animal centre and dedicated clinical training facility. This course is a BSc. (Hons) degree delivered over a four-year period in a full-time mode. Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the course offers a minimum of 1800 hours (48 weeks) of clinical placement within the qualification, which will be spread over years 1, 2 and 3. This gives you invaluable experience that forms part of your assessment. This course is still subject to provisional accreditation by the RCVS. As with any RCVS validated course, this course will not receive full accreditation until the first cohort has graduated. This does not affect your final qualification.
Year 1 •Scientific Data Collection and Analysis •Comparative Functional Anatomy and Physiology •Companion Animal Husbandry, Behaviour and Welfare •Professional Practice and Communication Skills •Veterinary Operational Standards and Legislation •Foundation Skills for Veterinary Nursing •Clinical Placement (6 weeks) Year 2 •Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Skills •Hospitalisation and Care of Companion Animals •Companion Animal Surgical Support and Perioperative Care •Clinical Placement (21 weeks) Year 3 •Research Methods •Evidence based Clinical Practice •Anaesthesiology for Veterinary Nursing •Clinical Placement (21 weeks) Year 4 •Dissertation •Care, Nursing and Rehabilitation of Wildlife and Exotic Animal Species* •Animal Rehabilitation Therapies* •Advanced Clinical Behaviour* •Animal Assisted Interventions* •Veterinary Nurse Led Clinics •Advances in Veterinary Nursing *optional modules
Assessment Methods:
Assessment will take a variety of forms including reports, essays, academic posters, presentations, clinical role play and examinations. Assessment components will be identified in line with the University of Chester modular framework guidance. An additional requirement of the assessment strategy will be the demonstration of clinical skills competence through observation during clinical placement
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15 October

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