Module Information

Module Identifier
VE10720
Module Title
Animal Health and Management
Academic Year
2024/2025
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Web based content  Client information for a veterinary practice website 1500 Words  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Written exam  50%
Supplementary Assessment Web based content  Client information for a veterinary practice website 1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Written exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

Identify common breeds and species of dogs, cats, small mammals or equids and examine recognised methods of identification.

Analyse methods of handling and restraint for dogs, cats, small mammals or equids with consideration of individual patient needs and behaviours.

Examine husbandry and nutritional requirements for dogs, cats, small mammals or equids with consideration of life stage and legal requirements.

Explain hygiene requirements before and after handling animals and identify common parasites seen in dogs, cats, small mammals or equids.

Examine zoonotic diseases and infectious diseases commonly affecting dogs, cats, small mammals or equids.

Explain the role of the veterinary nurse in health and welfare programmes to promote preventative medicine.

Brief description

This module will consider normal behaviour, management, nutrition and signs of normal health of dogs, cats, small mammals and equids. Common, parasites, zoonotic and infectious diseases will be introduced and common preventative methods identified e.g. vaccines and prophylactics. Knowledge and practical skills essential for handling and restraint and basic management procedures of animals in line with accepted animal welfare practices are included in this module.

Content

1. Animal husbandry and common husbandry related disorders
2. Identification
3. Nutrition and common nutritional disorders
4. Normal and common behaviour problems
5. Handling, restraint and transport
6. Grooming
7. Infectious diseases commonly seen
8. Zoonotic diseases commonly seen
9. Animal welfare
10. Preventative medicine e.g. prophylactics, vaccines
11. Common parasites

The following RCVS Day One Skills (DOS) are covered within the content of this module:
2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5, 8.1, 8.4
The following RCVS Day One Competences (DOC) are covered within the content of this module:
1, 12, 17, 35, 37

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Considering the role of the VN in the suitable use of online sources and social media.
Digital capability Developing content and presentation of information aimed at the public on a veterinary practice website
Professional communication Communication aimed at the general public, utilising relevant terminology and presenting this in a way that is understandable.
Subject Specific Skills Knowledge of management, care and health of animals and the ability to recognise these signs and requirements ona day to day basis.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4