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University of Glasgow: Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing
|Institution||University of Glasgow View institution profile|
|Department||School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine|
This fully online distance learning post-registration qualification is designed specifically for veterinary nurses working in all disciplines in the UK and internationally. The postgraduate framework of studies equips veterinary nurses with advanced knowledge and skills across a range of subjects, supports the practice of evidence-based veterinary nursing, and allows individuals to research a range of topics of interest. The first year of the programme has a strong focus on Quality Improvement in practice, where the second year introduces a range of specialist areas of practice including education, business management, and one health. Students will learn from a range of subject specialists and experts, and from their peers as they share experiences and knowledge. Despite being online, the programme team ensure each student is part of a learning community through participation in discussion forums and collaborative activities.
Specifically designed to support the delivery of quality care, evidence-based learning and best practice techniques.
Devised by experts from different fields of veterinary nursing and the wider veterinary industry, this means the planning and delivery of courses remains current, relevant and valuable to you, especially when it comes to furthering your career.
Specifically designed to support the delivery of quality care, evidence-based learning and best practice techniques. Devised by experts from different fields of veterinary nursing and the wider veterinary industry, this means the planning and delivery of courses remains current, relevant and valuable to you, especially when it comes to furthering your career.
- Experience a range of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-based learning and project work through our online learning platform.
- Tailor the subject of many of your assessments and final dissertation to disciplines or specialisms relevant and interesting to you.
- The PG Certificate is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Upon graduation from the programme, registered Veterinary Nurses who have pre-enrolled with the RCVS will be able to apply for the CertAVN. Successful candidates will be able to use the CertAVN post nominal and will receive the CertAVN badge. Further information can be found on the RCVS website at Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing.
- 2021 winner of the Knowledge Award Champion for teaching quality improvement to Veterinary Nurses both in practice and education.
Watch Samantha Fontaine, the programme director, tell you more...
Why study online?
- Flexible learning can be done at any time to fit in with other commitments. Speak to us about flexible learning options.
- Most communication is via discussion boards or Microsoft Teams so you can reply at a time that suits you, fitting in with time zones and work commitments.
- We record live sessions in case you can’t make it.
- Your learning can be accessed on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone via the internet. Find out more about the remote resources available at Glasgow Anywhere.
- We provide software to assist you, such as Office 365.
- Your MVLS Digital Education Team provides support with technology issues by email or video chat.
- Flexible payment options are available. You don't have to pay everything upfront.
- Be part of a global community of learners.
- Connect with your fellow students and tutors through our virtual learning environment where you will have access to a multitude of learning resources.
- You do not need to have experience of studying online, you will be guided on how to access and use all of our online resources.
- Access Library e-resources remotely at any time. This includes an extensive catalogue of e-books and journals, searchable from the Library homepag
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Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing comprises of:
Year 1: three 20 credit compulsory coursesYear 2: one 20 credit compulsory courses plus two 20 credit optional coursesYear 3: one 60 credit dissertation / project
PgCert: Year 1PgDip: Years 1 & 2MSc: Years 1, 2 & 3
Provided you meet academic requirements, you can initially enrol on to the PgCert and progress on to the PgDip and/or the MSc.
• RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASED VETERINARY NURSING• QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN VETERINARY NURSING• DEVELOPING EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE THROUGH REFLECTION
A choice of two optional courses in semester one:• TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT IN VETERINARY EDUCATION• THEMES IN ONE HEALTH
One core course in semester two:
- RESEARCH DESIGN AND DISSEMINATION
A choice of two optional courses in semester three:
- ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ETHICS
- INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY NURSING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
(Please note: options in year 2 are not guaranteed and are dependent on numbers)
- MSC ADVANCED PRACTICE IN VETERINARY NURSING: DISSERTATION
The programme is delivered fully online using a range of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-based learning and project work.You will have the flexibility to tailor the subject of many of your assessments and final dissertation to disciplines or specialisms that are relevant and of interest to you and/or your future career.
The online and part-time nature of this programme, and the flexibility this route offers, makes it ideally suited to individuals in full-time employment.
Although the programme is flexible, there is an expectation that students will contribute 20 hours weekly to discussion fora, activities, etc.
This programme supports individuals to develop knowledge, skills and graduate attributes that will help them to prepare for specialised or leadership roles in clinical practice, or other roles within the wider veterinary profession. Students typically report becoming empowered to take on further responsibilities within their existing workplace, often becoming the champions of practice improvement where they support their teams in embedding quality improvement structures and an evidence-based approach to the practice. Some students have also gone on to develop professional esteem by contributing to the veterinary evidence base through the publication of work on topics they have investigated for their assignments. The programme also provides a platform for students to move into the field of research, with the potential for individuals to continue studying towards a PhD.
University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
- is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
- is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
- 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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