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Veterinary Nursing

University Centre Askham Bryan

UCAS Code: D310 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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60

UCAS Tariff 60 points A Level B C AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own. Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) (first awarded in 2019) MPP City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) (first awarded in 2019) MM Access to HE Diploma D: 3 credits M: 6 credits P: 36 credits Scottish Higher CCC International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme H5 H5 Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C C Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2 H2 GCSE/National 4/National 5 Normally applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science (or equivalents). Applicants are advised to check with the University Centre if they do not possess the specific qualifications. Other level 3 qualifications will be considered. Suitability of mature applicants with no formal qualifications but with relevant experience will be assessed through interview Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly. Additional entry requirements Interview You will be required to attend an interview and will be contacted directly. Applicants for Veterinary Nursing courses will be required to undertake a minimum of 4 weeks of work placement in a veterinary practice, and obtain a reference from the placement provider. You will also be required to submit a completed medical questionnaire.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Veterinary nursing

The degree programme provides students with the opportunity to work with horses, farmed livestock and a range of common species as part of their studies. The programme requires a year in veterinary practice to allow students to apply their skills. Whilst in practice, students must complete the nursing progress log (NPL) and accrue a minimum of 1,800 hours in an approved training practice. Students who are offered a place on the course, will have placements provided by University Centre, Askham Bryan.

Modules

Year 1
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Introduction to Evidence-Based Nursing and Research Methods
• Nutrition and Breeding of Domesticated Animals
• Process and Practice of a Veterinary Business
• Supporting Sick Animals
• Diagnostics for Veterinary Practice
• Surgical Nursing and Theatre Practice for Veterinary Nurses Elective Modules (subject to demand)
• Introduction to Equine and Livestock Management
• Introduction to Companion Animal Behaviour
In addition, practical tutoring to ensure students are equipped ready for clinical practice to include; infection control, anaesthesia, handling and restraint and basic pharmacology.
Year 2 (Placement Year)
• Completion of 1800 hours in a training practice (to meet regulatory requirements) and completion of the RCVS Nursing Progress Log
Year 3
• Intensive Care Veterinary Nursing
• Professional Practice and Reflective Nursing
• Work Related Project
• Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses
• Veterinary Pharmacy and Medicines
• Medical Nursing
• Business Skills and Practice Management
Elective Modules (subject to demand)
• Veterinary Care and Management for Livestock
• Animal Behavioural Therapies

Assessment methods

Assessments may include: coursework, examinations, presentations, Viva - Voce, continual assessments, practical assessments

Tuition fees

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£9,000
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£9,000
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Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Askham Bryan York Campus

Department:

School of Agriculture

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