Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3

£369.00£399.00

This Veterinary Support Assistant course has been developed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge to progress into further studies towards veterinary nursing or a role as veterinary nurse assistant.

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Description

Veterinary Support Assistant Course at Level 3

  • Course code: TQ002
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper
  • Course duration: 12 Months
  • Entry requirements: You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course
  • Award achieved: Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
  • Awarding body: TQUK

The Veterinary Assistant course will give you an understanding of:

  • the roles of the members of the veterinary team
  • the legal and ethical system in which they work
  • an awareness of basic anatomy and physiology of the dog and cat
  • a working knowledge of Health and Safety within veterinary practice.
  • the important topic of infection control in the veterinary practice
  • the basic veterinary equipment used commonly within the practice.
Course Content

This Veterinary Support Assistant course contains 6 modules as follows:

MODULE 1: THE ROLES OF MEMBERS OF THE VETERINARY TEAM

  • Roles and responsibilities of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Roles of the Veterinary Nurse
  • Roles of the Student Veterinary Nurse
  • Essentials of the legal system
  • Individual character and conscience

MODULE 2: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF DOGS AND CATS

  • Animal cell structure and cell function
  • Basic structure and function of the nervous system
  • The endocrine system
  • The digestive system
  • The urinary system
  • The respiratory system
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The circulatory system

MODULE 3: HEALTH AND SAFETY WITHIN THE VETERINARY PRACTICE

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
  • Hazardous Waste Regulations, 2005
  • Manual Handling Regulations, 1992

MODULE 4: INFECTION CONTROL IN THE VETERINARY PRACTICE

  • The role of infection in animal and human health
  • Principles of disease transmission in veterinary practice
  • How to maintain a clean clinical environment
  • Main groups of disinfectants

MODULE 5: VETERINARY NURSING SUPPORT OF DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

  • Running a laboratory in a veterinary practice
  • Emergency procedures
  • General safety measures
  • How to collect and prepare urine, faecal and blood samples
  • How to carry out common laboratory tests
  • Test results

MODULE 6: UNDERSTANDING VETERINARY PHARMACY

  • Principles of pharmacy stock management
  • The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
  • Principles of safe dispensing
  • Medication terms used in Pharmacology
  • Absorption rate
  • Drug formulations
Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

Method of Study

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

 

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment
Course Length Information
Tutor Support

Additional information

Study Method

Paper Manual, Online

Paper based courses are only available for UK deliveries. Online courses are available for UK and International students. Dismiss