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University Centre West Anglia

Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour

UCAS Code: D391

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


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To include at least one A-level in a biological science at grade C or above, or equivalent level 3 qualification (30 level 3 grades at merit grade are required). Applicants must also have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (4 points) or above, to include English and maths and one science subject. Interview may be required.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

**This four year programme combines the practical training and work experience required for you to become an RCVS registered veterinary nurse, alongside a broader programme of study for a full Bachelor of Science with honours degree.**

Both of our Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour degrees are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), and provide students with the expert nursing care skills and experience required to register with the RCVS as a registered veterinary nurse, following graduation. Led by The University Centre of West Anglia (UcWA), this unique course offers 1800 hours of placement experience as well as 1190 hours of guided learning in the form of lectures and practical sessions. The course fundamentally gives the student the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate the Day One Skills and Competencies required of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) set out by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

The core veterinary nursing modules are combined with placement within an official Training Practice. Completion of an online, reflective nursing progress log (NPL), and a broader programme of study and training in scientific theory and principles, with particular emphasis on the study of applied animal behaviour and animal welfare are key components of the course.

**Course aims**

- For the student to acquire and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour

- to demonstrate the ability to access relevant information and communicate the principles of the subject both orally and in writing, becoming a flexible and independent learner

- to produce a safe, competent and reflective veterinary nurse who is eligible for admission onto the RCVS Veterinary Nurse Register

- to demonstrate an advanced range of practical skills and experience in Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour and related areas of science

- to promote the ability to work independently to originate and test ideas scientifically, and to review critically the results obtained

- to demonstrate a wide range of transferable skills and competencies (oral communication, written, numerical and computational skills) including strategies to update personal and employment competencies relevant to careers in veterinary nursing, animal behaviour and a wider range of graduate employment opportunities

- to develop a deep understanding of the wider social, economic and ethical implications of Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour

- to promote the development of the student as a reflective, flexible, independent learner with extensive knowledge, who will contribute to the Standing of the veterinary nursing profession and research within the discipline to encourage further progression within higher education and research

- to create a strong foundation for lifelong learning

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge campus

Department:

Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care

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