INTRAMURAL ROTATIONS - 2018/9

Module code: VMS5001

Module Overview

This module consists of 8 x 4 week rotations and a Transition into the Profession unit of attendance, which is delivered during the introduction and return weeks. The module rotations provide students with opportunities to further develop student day one knowledge, competences, attributes and skills through their integration and application in a workplace-based placement providing an authentic, safe and supervised learning environment, facilitating the transition from student to confident, competent and compassionate veterinarians. 

Opportunities are provided in a network of clinical practices or facilities which include:


Small animal practice
Equine practice
Production animal practice
Referral practice
Veterinary public health and veterinary pathology
A special interest elective


Within these practice settings students will be given opportunities to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, professional skills and attributes, practical skills and clinical competences expected of newly-qualified veterinary surgeons. This will be achieved by facilitation of targeted experiences and engagements during the placements, aligned to the following six domains of clinical practice;


Veterinary knowledge
Technical skills
Clinical Reasoning
Communication skills
Patient Care
Professionalism and professional skills

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

CATHCART M Dr (Vet Med)

Number of Credits: 12

ECTS Credits: 6

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: D210

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of all of the units of study in years one to four of the BVMSci programme following the late summer examinations.

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Regular attendance at the partner practices under the supervision of the practice partner and the veterinary clinical teaching fellow
Active participation in all aspects of the practice including out of hours and management of emergency cases
Regular attendance and active participation throughout the VPPH rotation at the University and for off-site visits
Regular attendance at transition to profession workshops

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ePortfolio Pass/Fail
Practical based assessment Rotation associated Clinical, Oral & Practical Assessment - Small Animal GP 1 10
Practical based assessment Rotation associated Clinical, Oral & Practical Assessment - Small Animal GP 2 10
Practical based assessment Rotation associated Clinical, Oral & Practical Assessment - Production Animal 10
Practical based assessment Rotation associated Clinical, Oral & Practical Assessment - Equine 10
Practical based assessment Rotation associated Clinical, Oral & Practical Assessment - Veterinary Pathology and Public Health 10
Practical based assessment Rotation associated Clinical, Oral & Practical Assessment - Core Elective (Small Animal OR Production OR Equine) 10
Examination End of year final theory exam - Written 40

Alternative Assessment

Where a student has failed the e-portolio, relevant individual assets will be reassessed using virtual or simulated case material.

Assessment Strategy

Formative assessment and feedback

The nature of the 120 credit module allows for a continuum of extensive formative feedback and evaluation as students build their skills and competences across the various placements. The student will receive weekly global assessment feedback across the six competency domains listed above, which will feed forward in to the next placement, and contribute to their portfolio.

Veterinary Clinical Teaching fellows will have regular meeting with students to monitor this feedback and formatively assess their portfolio assets, which includes case-reflections, case reports, audits, objective and competency reflections, and various completion tasks (case logs and skills logs). A marking rubric will be used for each asset of the portfolio.

 

Summative Assessment

The strategy is designed to use a variety of modalities to assess the full range of knowledge, skills and attributes required for day one competency and demonstrate achievement of programme outcomes.

The elements used include a knowledge-based single-best answer exam at the end of the module; rotation-specific clinical, oral and practical examinations (except the special interest elective), which occur in the return weeks after every two rotations; and an e-Portfolio, as outlined above, which will be summatively assessed upon completion of the module, based on achieving minimum requirements within each asset.  The Clinical/Oral/Practical (COP) summative assessments will be examined by both University academics and trained Clinical Instruction Mentors.

The summative assessment for this module is summarised below

 





Rotation


e-Portfolio (Pass/Fail)


Clinical/Oral/Practical (COP) exams

10% x 6 = 60%


Written –- 40%




SA GP I


Several elements arising from each rotation. Ongoing formative feedback and a final summative assessment at end of year.


10%


 

The questions will be based upon learning outcomes across all the Surrey BVMSci modules mapped to the RCVS Day One competencies.




SA GP II


10%




PA


10%




Equine


10%




VPPH


10%




Core Elective


10%




SA Referral


 




Special Interest Elective


 


 





 

Qualifying Conditions 

This entire module is core whereby every unit of assessment is a barrier assessment.


Students must attain a pass grade in the ePortfolio and the special interest elective.
The pass mark for the rotation specific COP examination and end of year written paper is 50%.


A rotation specific COP examination failed in Semester 1 will be retaken in the Semester 2 examination period. A rotation specific COP examination failed in Semester 2 will be retaken in the late summer examination period.

 

Module aims

  • This module aims to further develop student day one competences, attributes and skills through their integration and application in a workplace-based placement providing an authentic, safe and supervised learning environment, facilitating the transition from student to confident, competent and compassionate veterinarians

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 On successful completion of this module students should, in accordance with the RCVS Day One Competences, be able to demonstrate the knowledge, professional skills and attributes, practical skills and clinical competences expected of newly-qualified veterinary surgeons KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 50

Independent Study Hours: 300

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Allow active participation in all aspects of veterinary practice within a relevant context to achieve the RCVS Day One competencies.
Promote demonstration of the following six domains of competence; 

Veterinary knowledge
Technical skills
Clinical Reasoning
Communication skills
Patient Care
Professionalism


Embody a student-centred developmental approach to clinical education
Provide supervision and mentorship in each placement via clinical instruction mentors and veterinary clinical teaching fellows
The learning and teaching methods include:

Supervision of case management and clinical interactions within practice
Observation and formative evaluation of technical skills performance
Formal and informal case discussions with the clinicians, nurses and support staff
Engaging and interacting with all members of the veterinary team
Portfolio writing with continual review and feedback from Veterinary Clinical Teaching Fellows
Students will be able to track their clinical experience through use of a structured case log and clinical skills log


For the pathology and public health rotation:

In-house case discussions with the pathologists and technical staff
Abattoir and processing plant site visits and data collection, management
Portfolio writing based on cases and reflections about the experiences
Mid placement review and feedback of the portfolio by the VPPH tutors



Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for INTRAMURAL ROTATIONS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/vms5001

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Veterinary Medicine and Science BVMSci (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.