Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
OneHealth for Veterinary Nurses
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report  1500 Words  50%
Semester Assessment Blog/podcast  Blog (1000 words) or podcast (15 mins)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Report  1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Blog/podcast  Blog (1000 words) or podcast (15 mins)  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Evaluate the concepts of One Health and One Welfare in relation to the role of the veterinary nurse.

Discuss the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on the veterinary profession, animals and their owners.

Critique the impact of the veterinary profession on the environment and climate change.

Discuss examples of emerging infectious diseases and the impact of these nationally and internationally.

Develop protocols for relevant community nursing and outreach programmes, with regard to Schedule 3.

Develop evidence-based research relevant to the veterinary nursing profession.

Brief description

The aim of this module is to discuss aspects of OneHealth and One Welfare in relation to the role of the veterinary nurse, with a focus on VN future projects that are of relevance. Topics identified by Vet Nurse (VN) Futures key areas include taking a proactive role in OneHealth and maximizing nurses’ potential, with activities including community nursing. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) OneHealth in Action report identified antimicrobial resistance (AMR), zoonotic diseases and the environment and climate change as main themes that the veterinary profession are considering in their attempt to make an impact in the UK.


1. One Health and One Welfare in relation to the veterinary profession
2. Antimicrobial resistance
3. The veterinary profession and the environment
4. Epidemiology
5. Emerging infectious diseases
6. Community nursing
7. Vet Nurse (VN) Futures
8. Development of evidence-based research

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Co-ordinating with others Outreach and working with other professions such as human nurses within community nursing scenarios
Creative Problem Solving Identification of potential challenges faced by the veterinary profession and how these can be addressed using a One Health approach
Critical and analytical thinking Science writing and analysis of information to present to a wider audience i.e. the general public or the wider profession
Real world sense Application of the role of the VN to One Health and One Welfare.


This module is at CQFW Level 5