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Veterinary Nursing (Leeds) BSc (Hons)

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    College of Animal Welfare - Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

Our veterinary nursing degree was the first of its kind in Europe. It’s also one of the leading veterinary nursing courses in the UK – with a reputation that attracts students from the UK and overseas.

Registered veterinary nurses are in high demand – with excellent employment opportunities both in veterinary practice and in the wider field of academia, research and the pharmaceuticals, too. In fact, 100% of graduates from our BSc Veterinary Nursing are now in graduate jobs or further study (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey, 2017).

Our hands-on approach means you’ll learn through a mix of theoretical study and professional experience. Guided by veterinary professionals, you’ll develop your clinical skills as you learn how to undertake a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures.

Course content

The three-year course blends 50% on placement in veterinary practices with 50% theory. You will study the concepts that underpin professional veterinary nursing practice and gain essential nursing knowledge. The anatomical, biomedical and physiological principles related to animal health and caring are also studied, and you will explore and debate current issues affecting veterinary practice, and the role of the professional nurse within this.

What will you gain?

You will develop the skills to be an independent professional who is able to make decisions, show leadership and work effectively in teams within a veterinary environment. Upon graduation you will be able to demonstrate a range of practical skills and techniques to implement successful veterinary nursing care.

Assessment

You will be assessed through exams, including an external practical exam, and practical observations. You will also submit coursework, including your dissertation, your portfolio, work reports and reflective journals. Other forms of assessment will include presentations and drug calculations. Students will give feedback on each other's work.

Careers

There is a current shortage of registered veterinary nurses meaning the profession offers excellent career prospects within veterinary practice and the wider industry. Veterinary nurses are respected throughout the animal welfare sector offering wider opportunities for registered veterinary nurses. Many veterinary nurses are employed in general veterinary practices, but you could also find work in research establishments, laboratories, universities, colleges, zoological/wildlife parks, charities, pharmaceutical companies and breeding/boarding kennels.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Middlesex is a diverse and inclusive university with students from over 160 different countries.
A network of regional offices across the world provides support to help students prepare for their move to London.
Major investment in recent years has transformed Middlesex’s London campus, providing excellent facilities.

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