Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic

Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing

Bachelor Degree

Course description

Duration

duration

3 yrs - 6 yrs

Study mode

studyMode

On-campus

Next start date

date

February

  • Turn your passion for animal welfare into your career with the Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing
  • Study a La Trobe University degree at the Epping campus of Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Get real world experience through clinical placements

Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date
Epping

On-campus (full time)

On-campus (part time)

3 yrs

6 yrs

February

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Year 12 with a study score of at least 20 in any of mathematics, chemistry or biology, OR
  • Diploma of Veterinary Nursing or related area, OR
  • 2 years of related industry experience
Location
VIC
Next start date
February
Duration
3 yrs - 6 yrs
Study mode
On-campus
Education institution
Melbourne Polytechnic (RTO 3075)
Price
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Course content

  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous cultural literacy for higher education
  • Applied research project 1
  • Applied research project 2
  • Academic integrity module
  • Animal care and management
  • Veterinary clinical perspectives: Animal form, function and health A
  • Veterinary clinical perspectives: Animal form, function and health B
  • Communication for the veterinary team
  • Equine health systems
  • Foundation studies for veterinary nursing
  • Introduction to veterinary nursing practice
  • Small animal behaviour and training
  • Applied veterinary nursing practice A
  • Diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia
  • Evidence based practice for veterinary nurses
  • Introduction to advanced veterinary nursing
  • Veterinary practice management
  • The practicing veterinary nurse
  • Veterinary nursing and animal disease
  • Applied veterinary nursing practice B
  • Advanced equine health care
  • Advanced veterinary surgical patient care
  • Exotics, avian and wildlife care
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Large animal health care
  • Advanced veterinary medical patient care
  • Physical therapy for veterinary nursing patients
  • Veterinary shelter medicine and patient care

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What you’ll learn

  • Animal care and management
  • Veterinary nursing practice
  • Emergency and critical care
  • Physical therapy for veterinary nursing patients
  • Animal behaviour and training

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