University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Veterinary Nursing, Advanced Practice in

**Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.** **About online study** www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/advancedpracticeinveterinarynursingonl... **Try a taster course** www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/advancedpracticeinveterinarynursingonl... This programme provides a framework for postgraduate study which offers both UK and international Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) the opportunity to advance their knowledge, improve research skills, and practice evidence based veterinary nursing. The programme is flexible and allows individuals to directly align their studies to areas that are of interest to them, or are directly relevant to their current or future roles. The programme is intended to meet the needs of anyone seeking a flexible and adaptable route to a successful postgraduate degree, or who wish to undertake postgraduate-level study for continual professional development purposes at an advanced level. This fully online programme is part-time. It should be noted however that each 20 credit course per semester requires 200 hours of student learning. This is achieved through lectures, reading, discussion forums and activities, and assignments. **Online distance learning Academic contact: mvls-vetnurse@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow January or September start MSc: 36 months part-time PgDip: 24 months part-time PgCert: 12 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** Veterinary Medicine at Glasgow is ranked 1st in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019). This is the first fully online postgraduate qualification designed specifically for RVNs currently being delivered in Scotland. The part-time and online nature of the programme means it is ideally suited to individuals who are in full-time employment. The University of Glasgow ranked top amongst UK Vet Schools in the National Student Survey (2016) with 98% overall student satisfaction, and the School of Veterinary Medicine combines both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment. The programme reflects the need for tomorrow's RVNs to be involved in lifelong self-directed learning. It supports RVNs to adapt to the dynamic care environments that they work in, supports their delivery of quality care, and promotes the use of evidence-based and best practice techniques. Close involvement of experts from different fields of veterinary nursing and the wider veterinary industry in the planning and delivery of courses ensures that the programme is current and relevant. This programme is flexible, allowing you up to 6 years to complete the MSc. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** The MSc Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing comprises three components: **PG Cert - Year 1 (3 x 20 credit courses)** **PG Diploma - Year 2 (3 x 20 credit courses)** **MSc - Year 3 (1 x 60 credit course)** -Dissertation (Core) **Find out more about core and optional courses:** www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/advancedpracticeinveterinarynursingonl... The programme is delivered fully online using a range of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-based learning and project work. You will have the flexibility to tailor the subject of many of your assessments and final dissertation to disciplines or specialisms that are relevant and of interest to you and/or your future career. The online and part-time nature of this programme, and the flexibility this route offers, makes it ideally suited to individuals in full-time employment. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

Entry requirements

MSc: Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) who have a BSc/BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Nursing or a related subject, or equivalent international qualification, will be considered for the MSc programme. RVNs that hold the RCVS Dip AVN (achieved post-2005), RCVS DipHE AVN, DipHE CVN or FdSc VN/HND VN plus 1 years post-qualification work-experience, or equivalent international qualification, will be considered for the PG Cert in the first instance. Successful completion of this will allow progression onto the MSc programme. RVNs that hold the RCVS Level 3 Diploma with 2 years post-qualification work-experience or the RCVS DipAVN (achieved pre-2005) will be required to submit supporting documentation for their application and will be considered for the PG Cert in the first instance. Successful completion of this will allow progression onto the MSc programme. Applicants entering at this level will be required to complete a non-credit bearing study skills module. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20 Listening: 19 Speaking: 19 Writing: 23 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

The MSc Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing comprises three components: Three core courses (Year 1): Introduction to research and evidence based veterinary nursing Clinical governance in veterinary medicine Developing evidence informed practice through independent learning Three optional courses (Year 2): Promoting best practice in veterinary nursing Animal and veterinary ethics Introduction to teaching and assessment in veterinary nursing Introduction to statistical methods Introduction to veterinary business studies Dissertation (Year 3): The programme is delivered fully online using a range of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-based learning and project work. You will have the flexibility to tailor the subject of many of your assessments and final dissertation to disciplines or specialisms that are relevant and of interest to you and/or your future career. The online and part-time nature of this programme, and the flexibility this route offers, makes it ideally suited to individuals in full-time employment. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (England) 36 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (EU) 36 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Wales) 36 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (International) 36 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Scotland) 36 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 36 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (International) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (England) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (England) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (EU) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Scotland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Wales) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (International) 12 Months

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