Full Title:Veterinary Nursing Internship
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:VETS S7027
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The student will undergo a supervised placement in a veterinary clinic or hospital in order to gain experience of the role of veterinary nurse and to develop the practical competencies required by the profession. Two weeks of the placement may be spent in a related industry.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Contribute to patient care as a member of a veterinary practice team
  2. Identify and exhibit the communication and personal skills necessary to work within such an environment
  3. Be able to link and apply, skillfully and with confidence, the skills and knowledge learned on the course to the practice environment
  4. Be able to carry out all of the practical tasks in the Skills List
  5. Apply the analytical / health and safety protocols and regulatory obligations of their employer
  6. Accept responsibility for their own work, reflect on their own practices and behave ethically in a work environment

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Students must work on an full-time basis for 12 weeks in an approved veterinary practice. Up to two weeks may be spent in a related industry.
This module is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Students must pass the Work Supervisor Report and complete the Skills List.
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
Practical/Skills Evaluation Work Placement Supervisor Report, Completion of Skills List. 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 0 0 Sem 2 End 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.

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
Practical Work Placement 12 weeks 35.00 Every Week 35.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 35.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 35.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Science Dept, DKIT 2012, Work Placement Manual
  • Science Dept, DkIT 2012, Competencies Portfolio (Skills List)
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
Dk_SVETN_7 Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing 6 Mandatory