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Plumpton College

Veterinary Nursing

UCAS Code: D310

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C-A*

This must include a Science qualification, preferably Biology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-D*D*D*

Preferably with a Merit in Biology component.

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Course option

3.0years

Sandwich | 2021

This course is delivered through an interesting mix of group workshops, guest visits from industrial experts and veterinary surgeons, laboratory-based practicals, lectures, practical sessions and work-related activities. You’ll need to complete a voluntary placement for the duration of your course; completing 1800 working hours over the three-year period. Additionally, you’ll need to complete a nursing progress log and practical examination as part of your overall qualification. You’ll also enjoy visits to a variety of veterinary organisations including referral and specialist practices

The course has provisional accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Modules

Level 4 Year 1 modules:
Veterinary Anatomy and physiology 30 credits
Study and research skills 15 credits
Animal health and husbandry 15 credits
Clinical Nursing Skills 15 credits
Principles of Veterinary Nursing Practice 15 credits
Small Animal Nursing 15 credits
Clinical Placement (336 hours)

Year 2 - Sandwich Year:
Career Development 15 credits
Clinical Placement (1,200 hours)

Year 3 Level 5:
Independent Enquiry 15 credits
Veterinary Diagnostics 30 credits
Medical and Critical Care Nursing 30 credits
Surgical and Theatre nursing 15 credits
Professional Development and Business Skills 15 credits
Veterinary Anaesthesia 15 credits
Clinical Placement (448 hours)

Assessment methods

Coursework, exams, practicals, work placement, project.

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Course location:

Plumpton College

Department:

Veterinary Nursing

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