University Centre Askham Bryan

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University

Veterinary Nursing

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Course summary

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.

Course details

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 method

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


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D310
Institution code:
A70
Campus name:
Askham Bryan York Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• 60 UCAS tariff points from at least two subjects studied to A2 (preferably including a Science subject), or a relevant Level 3 vocational diploma (dependent on grades) • 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English, Maths and Science • Four weeks’ work experience with suitable references in a veterinary practice to be completed prior to the start of the programme

Additional entry requirements

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Other

60 UCAS tariff points from at least two subjects studied to A2 (including a Science subject), or a relevant Level 3 vocational diploma (dependent on grades). 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and Science. Four weeks’ work experience with suitable references in a veterinary practice to be completed prior to the start of the programme..


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Veterinary Nursing at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS