VET TECH 3025RW - Clinical Practice in Veterinary Technology III

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

Veterinary Technologists in practice utilise and apply their acquired knowledge and skill on a daily basis to assist the veterinary team in providing high quality health care for their patients, plus support and education to their clients. In this core course, Veterinary Technology students will employ their existing knowledge and skill in the real life clinical environment of the University?s veterinary teaching hospitals and external placements to refine their knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of patient care. Students will complete a total of 240 hours of work placement as a combination of internal placement and externally within an area of special interest.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code VET TECH 3025RW
    Course Clinical Practice in Veterinary Technology III
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 240 hours - equivalent of 6 x 40 hour weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completion of all Level I & Level II courses in Bachelor of Veterinary Technology program, and VET TECH 3010RW
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Veterinary Technology students only
    Course Description Veterinary Technologists in practice utilise and apply their acquired knowledge and skill on a daily basis to assist the veterinary team in providing high quality health care for their patients, plus support and education to their clients. In this core course, Veterinary Technology students will employ their existing knowledge and skill in the real life clinical environment of the University?s veterinary teaching hospitals and external placements to refine their knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of patient care. Students will complete a total of 240 hours of work placement as a combination of internal placement and externally within an area of special interest.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Brett Smith

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Demonstrate knowledge and clinical skills in patient management, application of therapies, and clinical duties commensurate with a  Veterinary Technologist in veterinary practice.
    2 Demonstrate knowledge and technical skills commensurate with the duties of a Veterinary Technologist in their area of special interest.
    3 Apply the principles of safe working practices including observing workplace health and safety protocols
    4 Demonstrate an ethical and professional attitude, including interactions with practising veterinarians and nurses, clients and their  animals, the public, university support staff, industry representatives, and fellow students.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    4

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    1, 2, 3

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1, 2, 3, 4
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary
    This course comprises a combination of placements, both internally within the veterinary teaching hospitals, and externally in the student’s area of special interest. Students will undertake the daily duties of a Veterinary Technologist in their respective roles and will achieve a set list of competencies that align with the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia Day 1 Competencies for Veterinary Nurses & Technologists.

    A week placement is the equivalent of 5 working days (8 hours/day).
    Specific Course Requirements
    Attendance in clinical placements is compulsory and a student missing 2 or more unapproved days in any two week period will be required to repeat the placement. To pass the course students must complete the required competency tasks in each of their placement periods.



    Students will choose an area of special interest and will align their placement to that area. The placement may consist of one venue or a combination of venues, with the minimum time of 2 weeks at any one venue.

    Students will have a personalised timetable based around elective course selection. Competency tasks will be negotiated between the Course Coordinator and the student based on the area of special interest.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Hurdle? Learning Outcome Approximate Timing of Assessment
    Internal Competencies Formative & Summative 40% Yes 1, 3, 4 During week of placement
    Special Interest Competencies Formative & Summative 60% No 1, 2, 3, 4 During placement
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Assessment Task % needed to meet hurdle or compulsory component
    Is additional assessment available
    Additional assessment, if available
    Attendance on Placement At least 8 of the 10 days in any two weeks of placement No.

    A student missing 2 or  more days of unapproved  absence will be required to repeat one of the two weeks.
    Competencies Completion of competency  requirements Yes A student not meeting the  hurdle of completing the  competency requirements  will be required to repeat  time in placement until the  competency is achieved.
    Assessment Detail
    Internal Competencies 40%
    Students will complete placement and tutorials within the veterinary teaching hospital, and during this placement complete a required list of competencies related to the discipline of Veterinary Technology. Competency tasks will be practiced during the placement and prior to the student electing to be assessed on their competency.
     
    Special Interest Competencies 60%
    Students will complete an external placement within an area of special interest, and during this placement complete a required list of negotiated competencies related to that area. Competency tasks will be practiced during the placement and prior to the student  electing to be assessed on their competency.
    Submission
    If an extension is not applied for, or not granted, then a penalty for late submission will apply. A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for each calendar day that the assignment is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days), up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied. This means that an assignment that is 5 days late or more without an approved extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the marks available for that assignment.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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