VNUR30330 VN Project

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module is aimed at increasing the student's capacity to evaluate research, in terms of its methods and application to practice. The module will encourage the student's to critically analyse research methods and results, and understand the importance of evidence based methodolgies in the veterinary nursing practice.
The module will require the student to research and report on a topic of relevance to veterinary nursing. This is primarily a module where students are required to be self-motivated and complete the workload in their own time.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will have developed crucial employment related skills such as :

-The ability to identify research evidence in the literature concerning an aspect of clinical practice and relate the evidence to current practice
- The ability to critically analyse the evidence base for an area of practice and make recommendations as to how this could be development or changed
- The ability to regulate and direct their own learning.
- The ability to manage their time effectively and set out goal orientated plans
- The ability to effectively communicate information to colleagues, both through a written report, and orally through a presentation

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Throughout this module, a number of strategies are used to help learning.

Group based activities, discussion based learning, one-on-one discussions and lecture time. Online tutorials and video resources are also used. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Students must be enrolled in the BSc degree in Veterinary Nursing.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
VNUR30530 - Ethics Legislation & Crit Thin

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Students must complete an individual presentation based on the topic of their literature review Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Essay: Evidence Based Practice Literature review. Students must write a 5000 word literature review on a veterinary related topic. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually in response to submission of a one page draft of the literature review. Individual feedback will also be given to students based on their draft, in January, in advance of final submission.

Name Role
Dr Gerald Barry Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Niamh O'Donoghue Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Andrea Dineen Tutor
Ms Pamela Gillick Tutor
Ms Sandra Nicholson Tutor
Ms Andrea Regan Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
2 Trimester (Sep-May)
Lecture Offering 50 Week(s) - 29 Mon 09:00 - 17:50
Lecture Offering 50 Week(s) - 2 Tues 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 50 Week(s) - 29 Tues 09:00 - 17:50
2 Trimester (Sep-May)