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.
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
Assessments may include: coursework, examinations, presentations, Viva - Voce, continual assessments, practical assessments
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
• 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
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
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|