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Foundation Degree FdSc in Veterinary Nursing Science

Sparsholt College

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Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Veterinary Nursing Science The aim of the course is to incorporate the study of a veterinary nursing foundation degree with the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Veterinary Nursing qualification. The two qualifications are studied simultaneously and will allow graduating students to work in the veterinary profession as qualified listed veterinary nurses with a sound scientific and managerial background. Course programme This course is a three year foundation programme, incorporating 70 weeks of work placement within veterinary practices. The course has been designed to allow the student to follow the subject areas required for the completion of the RCVS qualification including Anatomy and Physiology and Principles of Veterinary Nursing in the first year and Application of Veterinary Nursing Care, Surgical Theatre Practice, Radiography and Diagnostic Techniques and Anaesthesia in Year 2. During the first half of the course, the students will spend 25 weeks in a training practice where they will complete a work portfolio and sit the RCVS Level 2 examinations. The second half of the course incorporates a further 45 weeks in veterinary practice with the students completing a second work portfolio and sitting their RCVS Level 3 examinations, interspersed with blocks in College to underpin the Foundation degree elements of the course. The students will be able to return to the College for a further BSc (Honours) top-up year in an appropriate subject. During the programme, students will have the opportunity (subject to demand) to participate in animal training and behaviour, dog grooming, large animal handling and a dangerous wild animal handling certificated course. Work placements can only be undertaken in the UK at an approved practice. Students will be responsible for their own RCVS registration and examination fees. > All applicants should have completed some work experience at a veterinary surgery and will be expected to attend an interview day. Entry requirements Five GCSEs at C or above to include English language, Maths and Science and two A Level passes, one should be a science at D or above or National Diploma at DDM (to include at least two science elements and Animal Nursing). A minimum of two weeks work experience in veterinary practice is necessary. Mature students are welcome but must have the GCSE entrance requirements for registration with the RCVS. Overseas applicants should contact the RCVS directly to gain written conformation of GCSE equivalent acceptance before applying through UCAS. Course Facts at a glance: Course Code: S34 UCAS Code: D311 Duration: 3 Years Tutor: K. Blake , BSc (Hons), VN Qualification: Validated by the University of Portsmouth

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Veterinary Nursing Science The aim of the course is to incorporate the study of a veterinary nursing foundation degree with the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Veterinary Nursing qualification. The two qualifications are studied simultaneously and will allow graduating students to work in the veterinary profession as qualified listed veterinary nurses with...

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