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PgC / PgD / MSc Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)

PgC / PgD / MSc Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Surgery Veterinary Nursing Nursing Specialisms

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This certificate will allow nurses to develop and advance their skills to enable them to become reflective practitioners and implement evidence-based improvements to deliver support and nursing care to patients undergoing surgical procedures.

It will also develop surgical techniques for procedures falling within the remit of schedule three.

The development of the new RCVS post-registration framework has allowed for the creation of accessible, flexible and focused areas of study, allowing veterinary nurses to further their academic skills alongside their professional skills.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Teaching and learning

Delivery will be by a combination of distance learning and optional study days when guest speakers, seminars and practical classes support the modules. A range of distance learning methods will be used, including study notes, e-mail and Harper Adams’ interactive virtual learning environment ‘The Learning Hub’. Access to a computer and broadband internet is essential.

Modules will be assessed by a range of methods, including assignments end of module examination, and practical exams. Support in assessment skills is available for those who have not sat an examination recently. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Modules

This module will allow postgraduate students to develop high level problem solving and research skills. Students are initially required to identify research concepts and evaluate their significance in the context of the wider literature. Based on this assessment, students are then required to design studies in order to further investigate the problem and contribute to the knowledge base. The student, under direction from the supervisor, will take responsibility for the planning, execution and writing up of the project. In addition to supervisory input, the student will also be supported by formal workshops that address aspects of project design, including data analysis and presentation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Full time fee is £11,640 per year, and it's a guide for part-time students. Part-time fees are pro rata of full-time equivalent cost (based on the number of credits).

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Full time fee is £14,160 per year, and it's a guide for part-time students. Part-time fees are pro rata of full-time equivalent cost (based on the number of credits).

Entry requirements

You must be a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Typically, applicants with a registerable qualification from a Further Education background will enrol on the Graduate Certificate. Typically, applicants with a Higher Education (degree) background will enrol on the Postgraduate Certificate. The most appropriate qualification for individual applicants will be considered depending on their individual profile. You will also need time, energy and commitment.

University information

Harper Adams University has been providing world-leading, specialist education in the fields of agriculture, farming, and animal science for 120 years. It is now the UK’s market leader, by share of volume of students, for postgraduate degrees in agricultural and veterinary subjects (HESA, 2018). The university offers master’s programmes developed in conjunction with industry, across a range of topics related to agricultural production,...more