2 years (part time)
Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)*
Application deadline: July 31st, 2023
This certificate will allow nurses to develop and advance their skills to enable them to become reflective practitioners and implement evidence-based improvements to the management of anaesthetic cases in practice.
It will further develop and extend knowledge of the anatomical structures and physiological processes relevant to anaesthesia. It will advance technical knowledge of legislation, pharmacology and equipment related to anaesthetic processes and develop a deeper understanding of veterinary anaesthetic nursing in order to advance current skills and patient care.
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)
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.
*Please note this will open the Postgraduate Application system, please apply through this.
Use the drop-down tool to select the qualifications you have or are working towards to see what grades would be required for access to this programme. If you can’t see your qualification or would like any assistance with entry requirements, telephone the admissions team on 01952 815000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a form to enable them to contact you.
The latest fees for this course can be found in our undergraduate fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course in this area.
Optional modules are indicative and may be subject to change.
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Delivery will be by a combination of distance learning and optional study days where 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.
* During the Covid-19 Pandemic the University is delivering blended learning. Government guidance is being constantly reviewed to establish the learning events which can be delivered face to face. Please refer to our frequently asked questions for further details.
Accredited by: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
This course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
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