Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: Dk_SVETN_7
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Programme Short Title:B.Sc. Veterinary Nursing
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Applied Sciences

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Have a good level of knowledge of:
- a broadly based scientific core;
- mathematics;
- theory and understanding in a particular sub-field of science.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Have a good level of knowledge in:
- the terminology, nomenclature and/or classification systems appropriate to the subject area;
- subject specific theories, concepts and principles;
- methods for acquiring, processing, interpreting and presenting subject-specific information;
- the identification, definition and resolution of routine problems;
- relevant legal, quality and regulatory frameworks:
- current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved.
 (b)Have a good level of knowledge in some aspect of the defining elements of the subject area as a result of individual study or research.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Apply knowledge and understanding to address familiar problems in a scientific work setting.
 (b)Employ data analysing, synthesising and summarising skills in a scientific work setting.
 (c)Source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced literature from a specific scientific area.
 (d)Work independently within defined time boundaries.
 (e)Operate a broad range of laboratory and other relevant equipment safely.
 (f)Apply numerical and statistical analysis skills.
 (g)Maintain detailed records of activities.
 (h)Communicate Scientific information in a variety of forms to specialist audiences.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Identify and implement solutions to problems relating to scientific processes in a logical manner.
 (b)Appreciate the views of others.
 (c)Participate fully in the day-to-day operations of a scientific industry, or other scientific work setting.
 (d)Make decisions in relation to a controlled environment.
 (e)Test simple hypotheses.
 (f)Appreciate the limits of knowledge in a scientific area.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Analyse and generate data, diagnose and trouble-shoot technical problems and contribute to their resolution in a range of structured settings.
 (b)Use scientific skills to accurately perform tasks.
 (c)Behave professionally in a range of structured work settings.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Take direction, accept criticism and use feed-back to enhance own performance.
 (b)Participate in a structured team environment across a range of scientific disciplines.
 (c)Be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning and be self-aware and be open and sensitive to others.
 (d)Work with significant autonomy within allocated responsibility.
 (e)Work individually on complex tasks, exercise independent technical judgement, develop a personal work plan and accept responsibility for own work.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Demonstrate an ability for autonomous, independent learning,identify gaps in personal knowledge, understanding and skills and identify appropriate means of gaining these attributes.
 (b)Evince a commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning and take appropriate action to remain aware of industrial, regulatory and societal change, which will impact on chosen specialisation.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Discuss relevant scientific issues in a social, cultural and economic context and promote science and technology to the general public.
 (b)Demonstrate and awareness of current issues of concern to society and an appreciate of the ethical issues involved.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ANPS S7001 Anatomy and Physiology 1
BIOL S7006 Cellular Biology
VETS S7024 Introduction to Veterinary Nursing
MATH S7004 Mathematics and Computer Applications ( Part 1 of 2 )

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ANMS S7006 Animal Husbandry
BIOL S7010 Microbiology and Biochemistry
CUCR S7002 Client Care and Relationship Marketing
PLCE S7008 Work Placement 1
ANPS S7002 Anatomy and Physiology 2
MATH S7004 Mathematics and Computer Applications ( Part 2 of 2 )

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
VETS S7010 Parasitology
ADMN S7002 Office Practice & Teamworking
NURS S7004 Small Animal Medical Nursing
VETS S7020 Clinical Pathology
VETS S7025 Veterinary Nursing for Exotic Species

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHAR S7005 Pharmacology
MRKT S7003 Applied Writing and Research skills
NURS S7003 Large Animal Medical Nursing
ANMS S7005 Animal Welfare and Husbandry
PLCE S7007 Work Placement 2

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
VETS S7005 Diagnostic Imaging
VETS S7023 Surgical Nursing 1
VETS S7004 Anaesthesia and Analgesia
PHAR S7020 Pharmacy, Law & Ethics
PRPF S7001 Personal Effectiveness and Team Support

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ANMS S7010 Animal Reproduction & Applied Microbiology
VETS S7026 Surgical Nursing 2
ANMS S7011 Small Animal Clinical Nutrition
VETS S7008 Equine Nursing
VETS S7028 Veterinary Nursing OSCE
VETS S7027 Veterinary Nursing Internship