Foundation Degree (FdSc) Veterinary Nursing UCAS Code: D310
The degree programme provides students with the opportunity to work with horses, farmed livestock and a range of common species as part of their studies. The programme requires a year in veterinary practice to allow students to apply their skills. Whilst in practice, students must complete the nursing progress log and accrue a minimum of 1800 hours in an approved training practice. Placements will be provided by Askham Bryan College.
Modules of Study Include:
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Introduction to Evidence-Based Nursing and Research Methods
• Nutrition and Breeding of Domesticated Animals
• Process and Practice of a Veterinary Business
• Supporting Sick Animals
• Diagnostics for Veterinary Practice
• Surgical Nursing and Theatre Practice for Veterinary Nurses Elective Modules (subject to demand)
• Introduction to Equine and Livestock Management
• Introduction to Companion Animal Behaviour
Year 2 (Placement Year)
• Completion of 1800 hours in a training practice (to meet regulatory requirements) and completion of the Nursing Progress Log
• Intensive Care Veterinary Nursing
• Professional Practice and Reflective Nursing
• Work Related Project
• Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses
• Veterinary Pharmacy and Medicines
• Medical Nursing
• Business Skills and Practice Management
Elective Modules (subject to demand)
• Veterinary Care and Management for Livestock
• Animal Behavioural Therapies
• 60 UCAS tariff points from at least two subjects studied to A2 (including a Science subject), or a relevant Level 3 vocational diploma (dependent on grades)
• 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and Science
• Four weeks’ work experience with suitable references in a veterinary practice
Due to the specific requirements of the course Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) will not be permitted.
*Applicants will only be offered an interview with evidence they have completed 2 of the 4 weeks work experience that is required as part of the course conditions.
Upon successful completion of this course students may progress into paraprofessional roles that serve the animal health industry.