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Part Time Diploma of Higher Education Clinical Veterinary Nursing

Myerscough College

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Veterinary Nursing Diploma of Higher Education Clinical Veterinary Nursing Myerscough reference: 09DHCVNMYP01P Course Length: 2 years part-time by Distance Learning Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This new, innovative and dynamic diploma course, running in conjunction with the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire and validated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is accessible, flexible, progressive and professionally recordable and will fill a niche in veterinary nursing education provision. It has been structured in such a way that will facilitate both the personal and professional development of qualified listed veterinary nurses and positively assist those who are returning to academic work. The nature of the course having both a theoretical and clinical perspective, necessitates access to practice of at least 12 weeks annually for the duration of the course. On completion of this course students will be able to: ? Demonstrate advanced clinical competency in veterinary nursing ? Embrace a holistic approach to veterinary nursing care ? Critically reflect and evaluate personal and professional development and the concept life long learning. Fees Fees per module ?335 List of Modules YEAR 1 All Year 1 modules are core modules and must be taken. ? Essential Study, IT and Research Skills (Semester one) - This module will cover a range of study, time management, reflective and technology skills including word processing, spreadsheets and database. Use of library and electronic searching for source material as well as academic writing, presentation and use of reference and bibliographic material will be developed. An insight into the research process will also be introduced. ? Law, Ethics and Professional Practice (Semester two) - The module will cover relevant areas of criminal and civil law and the functions and inter relationships of representative and regulatory organisations as applied to veterinary practice. Completion of this module will equip students with an underpinning awareness of the ethical and legal aspects which are important in the delivery of all aspects of veterinary nursing care. ? Applied Veterinary Physiology (Year long) - This module will cover the normal physiological functions of the major body systems with particular emphasis on homeostasis, the normal ageing process, physiological changes which occur during pregnancy and parturition and how an appreciation of normal and disordered physiology can influence patient care in the veterinary nursing environment. The module content will be focussed on either dogs and cats or horses depending upon the elected pathway of study. ? Systematic Delivery of Veterinary Nursing Care (Year long) - The module will cover a historical review of the development of veterinary nursing and the role of veterinary nursing in the 21st century. It will also cover the Nursing Process and conceptual models of nursing care and their application to veterinary nursing care in the practice situation. The module content will be focussed on either dogs and cats or horses depending upon the elected pathway of study. YEAR 2 This year incorporates specialist clinical optional modules. The modules taken will be dependent on the student's planned clinical preference. All modules are year long and students are required to take three of the five optional modules. ? Veterinary Anaesthesia - The module will cover the physiology and effects of anaesthesia, anaesthetic agents and their potential side effects, preparation of the patient, anaesthetic protocols and the equipment required in a variety of anaesthetic scenarios. ? Veterinary Theatre Practice - The module will cover the design, planning and use of a surgical theatre, the principles of safe and effective nursing practice in the operating theatre, potential risks to patients and operating personnel, safe and effective maintenance, sterilisation of surgical instruments and ancillary equipment

Veterinary Nursing Diploma of Higher Education Clinical Veterinary Nursing Myerscough reference: 09DHCVNMYP01P Course Length: 2 years part-time by Distance Learning Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This new, innovative and dynamic diploma course, running in conjunction with the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire and validated by the Royal College of...

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