Apply veterinary nursing pathophysiology

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMVET510A, 'Apply veterinary nursing pathophysiology'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Interpret fundamentals of disease

1.1 Detailed patient history is collected from owner or veterinarian in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.

1.2 Detailed physical examination of the patient is performed to determine any abnormalities of the patient’s body systems.

1.3 Clinical signs consistent with basic disease processes are identified.

1.4 Effective triage of patients in conducted.

1.5 Patient history and clinical signs are communicated to the veterinarian in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.

2. Assist diagnosis of disease by a veterinarian

2.1 Nursing support for veterinary examination is provided in accordance with relevant animal welfare and workplace health and safety legislation and clinic policies and procedure.

2.2 Diagnostic tests are conductedas directed by a veterinarian and the results are reported in accordance with clinic policies and procedures.

2.3 Causative agents or contributing factors are determined in support of veterinary diagnosis.

2.4 Strategies to prevent zoonosis in companion animals are implemented.

3. Co-ordinate veterinary treatments for disease processes

3.1 The benefits from and potential adverse responses to a range of veterinary medications used in general practice are identified.

3.2 A range of veterinary medications are prepared and administered in accordance with state/territory legislation, animal welfare and workplace health and safety legislation, clinic policies and procedures and as instructed by a veterinarian.

3.3 Appropriate treatment is implemented as directed by a veterinarian in accordance with relevant veterinary legislation, animal welfare and workplace health and safety legislation.

4. Manage outpatients under treatment for disease.

4.1 Specific written or verbal instructions are providedto clients as directed by a veterinarian in accordance clinic policies and procedure.

4.2 Environmental factors relevant to the management of common disease processes are identified.

4.3 Follow up procedures are co-ordinated to encourage owner compliance and monitor patient progress in accordance with clinic policies and procedure.