VTEC 1825: Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 2

AVAILABLE IN CANADA ONLY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA OPEN LEARNING PROGRAM


Note: An incomplete or failure in either or both of the two concurrent academic courses taken this term, will result in an automatic incomplete in this Clinical Work and Correspondence course. Any incomplete courses will need to be repeated.

Students’ essential skills, as well as professional communication skills with clinical placement, provincial veterinary technology associations/regulatory bodies and the onsite Thompson Rivers University Veterinary Technology Program are monitored throughout the course. Veterinary Clinical Work & Correspondence 2 involves entry level competencies in the first year of the Veterinary Technology Open Learning Diploma.

Learning outcomes

  1. Students must show proof that they have registered as members of their Provincial Associations.
  2. Perform, or demonstrate knowledge of, essential skill procedures outlined in VTEC 1201 and VTEC 1693.
  3. Maintain paid work in a full service Canadian veterinary hospital or clinic for 260 hours during the semester.
  4. Ensure all Clinic Affiliation Forms are complete and filed at TRU.
  5. Confirm required level of professional supervision is present at selected location of clinical placement.
  6. Complete and submit the Essential Skills Workbook demonstrating completion of skills outlined in VTEC 1201 and VTEC 1693.

Course topics

Module 1: Preparing for Veterinary Clinical Work and Correspondence 2

Module 2: Connecting with Your Community

Module 3: Documenting Your Skills

Required text and materials

There is no required textbook for this course.

Assessments

This is a pass/fail course. There are no graded assessments, but students must complete and submit proof of the following:

  • Clinical Check-in 1
  • Clinical Check-in 2
  • Clinical Check-in 3
  • Final Document Submissions

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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