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Foundation Degree Veterinary Health Studies 2018 Entry UCAS Code D3T5


The Foundation Degree Veterinary Health Studies includes an appreciation of applied animal health, client care and practice management. Other subjects covered include animal husbandry and behavioural studies. The programme provides students with the opportunity to work with horses, farmed livestock and a range of common species. As part of the programme you will be expected to undertake 400 hours of work-based learning. This programme is designed for those individuals who would like to work in paraprofessional roles aligned to the veterinary industry.


Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• 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 LivestockManagement
• Introduction to Companion Animal Behaviour

Year 2
• Advanced 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

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

• 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’ suitable work experience with satisfactory references

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress into paraprofessional roles that serve the animal health industry.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277