Full Title:Personal Effectiveness and Team Support
Module Code:PRPF S7001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module will provide students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively both on their own and as part of a team. They will undertake a basic piece of research into a contemporary issue in veterinary nursing and work as part of a team to devise and plan a marketing programme or client event. They will also develop personal responsibility through the provision of peer support to a first year veterinary nursing student.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an ability to manage his/her time effectively.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to set personal performance targets and work towards the achievement of these targets through the provision of peer support to a first year colleague.
  3. Reflect upon and evaluate his/her work.
  4. Work effectively as part of a team to research and plan an event relating to an aspect of veterinary nursing and client care.
  5. Create and deliver a high standard multimedia presentation of this research.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Setting personal goals and performance targets
Time management skills
Developing effective listening skills
Communication skills on both a one-to-one and group basis
Reflective practice and writing skills
Mentor first years in study skills, Harvard referencing and avoiding plagiarism
Compilation of advice/information sheets e.g. in relation to work placement
Team working
Integrated marketing communications
Creativity and lateral thinking
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Reflective Journal A piece of reflective writing (electronic format using Mahara e-portfolio) concerning the student's experiences in the provision of peer assisted learning and support to a first year veterinary nursing student. 1,2,3 50.00 0 0 Week 9 0
Group Project Students will produce a communication plan to inform pet owners, the general public, clients or students about an aspect of veterinary nursing or client care. They will present their findings. 4,5 50.00 0 0 Week 12 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Research & preparation of marketing communications plan 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Peer-assisted learning and support (PALS) session with first year students (for 8 weeks) 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study Preparation for PALS sessions and compilation of reflective journal 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Group project research and preparation 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hargie, O 2011, Skilled Interpersonal Communication: Research, Theory and Practice, 5e Ed., Routledge
  • Rogan, D. 2011, Marketing – An Introduction for Irish Students, 4th Ed., Gill & Macmillan, 2001, 2nd ed.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Moon, J. 2004, A handbook of reflective and experiential learning: theory and practice, Routledge Falmer
  • Bolton, G. 2010, Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development, 3e Ed., SAGE
  • Denscombe, M. 2010, The Good Research Guide for small-scale social research projects, 4e Ed., Open University Press
  • Bell, J. 2010, Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in Education, Health and Social Science, 5e Ed., Open University Press
  • Gray, C. and Moffett, J. 2010, Handbook of Veterinary Communication Skills, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Belch, G.E. 2012, Advertising and promotion : an integrated marketing communications perspective, 9th Ed., McGraw-Hill/Irwin
  • Chris Hackley. 2010, Advertising and promotion : an integrated marketing communications approach, 2nd Ed., Sage
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
Dk_SVETN_7 Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing 5 Mandatory