|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Evidence Review 3000 Words||40%|
|Semester Assessment||.16 Hours oral presentation||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Reflective Essay 1500 Words||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Reflective Essay 1500 Words||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Evidence Review Resit the components which led to failure of the module 3000 Words||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||.16 Hours oral presentation||30%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Recognise the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in veterinary consultation and demonstrate these skills.
Develop basic clinical skills relating to clinical examination of prescribed species
Understand the importance of evidence-based veterinary medicine and it’s application to clinical veterinary practice
Demonstrate a systematic approach to working through bioethical problems using a model framework.
Be able to demonstrate how module content can be applied to clinical settings and how it integrates with other modules
Principles of Veterinary Practice & Evidence Based Medicine runs throughout Year 2 and continues the themes covered in this strand in year 1 relating to communication in the veterinary field, professional standards, ethics and evidence-based decisions. This module will also develop practical clinical examination skills in a range of species. Additionally, students will learn more about the range of skills required for veterinary careers.
Veterinary Surgeons require a range of professional skills to succeed in the wide range of jobs available throughout the field. This module continues students' professional development by providing further training in clinical skills and communication, discussing the ethical challenges in relation to the veterinary field and advancing understanding of how evidence-based veterinary medicine contributes to best-practice veterinary medicine. This will be achieved through problem-based group learning sessions, practicals and lectures.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the coursework. This aspect is not assessed.|
|The coursework will require students to research topics beyond the depth and scope of the lecture material. Information from a variety of sources will be used. Research skills will be assessed in the coursework. Data analysis and interpretation of data will be taught and assessed in the coursework.|
|Small group learning will encourage students to communicate, assess and present information as a team. This aspect is not assessed.|
|During the module, students will gain knowledge of veterinary and biological terminology assessed in coursework.|
|Accessing the web for reliable information sources and using databases to find literature in preparation for the coursework.|
|Students will develop effective written communication skills in the coursework and oral communication in the oral presentation, where these will be assessed. Feedback for this will be given.|
|Students will have contact with veterinary surgeons and biology researchers providing insight into these sectors. Aspects of this will be taught and assessed.|
|Small group learning/Practical classes and coursework will involve problem solving.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5