Full Title:Work Placement 1
Module Code:PLCE S7008
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2016/17 ( February 2017 )
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 the veterinary nurse and to develop the practical competencies required by the profession.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Contribute constructively as a member of veterinary practice team and abide by practice policies, with appropriate direction and support.
  2. Identify the communication and personal skills necessary to work with colleagues and clients in the veterinary practice.
  3. Apply some of the skills and knowledge learned during the course to the veterinary practice environment.
  4. Perform some of the practical tasks listed in the competencies portfolio (Skills list).
  5. Accept responsibility for his/her own work, reflect on his/her own practices and behave ethically in a practice environment.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Work Placement 1
Students must work on a full-time basis for 8 weeks in an approved veterinary practice, under the direct supervision of a registered Veterinary Practitioner or Veterinary Nurse. See Work Placement Manual for full details.
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
Other Placement Attendance Record; Attendance at pre-placement workshops and post-placement meetings; Compliance with paperwork and deadlines 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 0 0 End of Year 0
Reflective Journal Work Placement Case Studies 3,4,5 80.00 0 0 End of Year 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 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.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Science Department DkIT, Competencies Portfolio, DkIT, 2012
  • Science Department DkIT, Work Placement Manual, DkIT 2012
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 2 Mandatory