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Warwickshire College Group

Veterinary Nursing

UCAS Code: D310

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Science and Mathematics to fulfill RCVS entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff

104

This may be derived from a Level 3 qualification in a related subject or A Levels including one Science subject, ideally Biology.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Veterinary nursing

This course is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to qualify as a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) whilst studying a Level 6 higher education qualification. Your studies will combine academic study and occupational competence and the course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Students study a total of eighteen modules over the normal four-year duration of the full time course. Six modules are studied at each of Levels 4, 5 and 6.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Modules

Modules may include:

Level 4:
Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-shaped;
Applied Animal Anatomy and Physiology;
Introductory Veterinary Nursing;
Operations of a Veterinary Practice;
Introductory Animal Welfare, Breeding, and Nutrition;
Principles and Practice of Diagnostics.

Level 5:
Advanced Veterinary Nursing;
Applied Anaesthesia;
Applied Surgical Nursing;
Professional Practice for Veterinary Nursing;
Research Design and Analysis.

Optional modules (select one):
Animal Behavioural Science;
Equine and Livestock Management;
Management of Exotics.

Level 6:
Applied Pharmacy and Medicines;
Companion Animal Behaviour and Therapy;
Dissertation;
Emergency Critical and Intensive Care Nursing;
Practice Management.

All the modules are 20 credits, except Dissertation which is 40 credits.

Assessment methods

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for instance 100% coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (reports, essays and presentations) thus allowing students to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject and in themselves.

To successfully complete the Professional Practice for Veterinary Nursing, students MUST also complete:

2100 hours in a RCVS registered small animal training practice which is spread over years one to three.
the RCVS Nursing Process Log (NPL).
OSCE practicals and pass eight out of the twelve practical skills.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£7,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,250
per year
Scotland
£7,250
per year
Wales
£7,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Moreton Morrell College

Department:

Health and Care

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

51%
low
Veterinary nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
57%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
33%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

55%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
21%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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