Veterinary General Practice PGCert - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

PGCert Veterinary General Practice
PGCert Veterinary General Practice (Distance Learning)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PCE55001 60 credits and 30 ECTS credits
Part-time PCE55002 60 credits and 30 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Veterinary Medicine

Programme Leader

LIVESEY Alison (Vet Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/05/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • Provide training for veterinary graduates in the knowledge, skills and attributes required for veterinary general practice
  • To support veterinarians wishing to undertake the statutory RCVS membership examination
  • To support veterinarians wishing to refresh their knowledge in veterinary general practice

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
The student will understand the knowledge, skill and attributes required for small animal general practice in the UK. KCPT PGCert
The student will understand the knowledge, skill and attributes required for equine general practice in the UK KCPT PGCert
The student will understand the knowledge, skill and attributes required for production animal general practice in the UK KCPT PGCert
The student will understand the knowledge skills and attributes required for Veterinary Public Health, Pathology and Professionalism KCPT PGCert
The student will understand the Day One competencies expected of new graduate veterinarian in the UK KCPT PGCert
The student will understand the importance of sustainability by using medicines responsibly, recycling and reducing waste. KCPT PGCert
The student will learn global and cultural awareness through communicating and building relationships with students from different backgrounds CT PGCert
The student will understand how the skills gained through the programme will increase their employability CT PGCert
The student will understand through reflective engagement and active learning the importance of resourcefulness and resilience. CT PGCert
The student will use digital learning to improve their digital capability CT PGCert

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This programme is studied full-time over one year, consisting of 60 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.

Part-time

This programme is studied part-time over 22 months, consisting of 60 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Global and cultural awareness
Through developing consultation and professional skills the student will develop intercultural awareness and informed views on global, social and ethical issues (Companion Animal Studies, Equine Studies, Production Animal Studies, Veterinary Public Health, Pathology and Professionalism).

Employability
The student will develop individual, professional, and surgical skills which are relevant to the veterinary profession in the UK, veterinary career ambitions and employability. (Companion Animal Studies, Equine Studies, Production Animal Studies, Veterinary Public Health, Pathology and Professionalism).

Sustainability
The student will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the needs of the profession without compromising future generations.
(Veterinary Public Health, Pathology and Professionalism).

Resourcefulness and Resilience
The student will develop independence, agility, self-awareness proactivity and self-regulation appropriate for their veterinary professional life (Veterinary Public Health, Pathology and Professionalism).
Digital Capabilities -the student will be able to:
Perform clinical and production animal performance data analysis using spreadsheets (Production Animal Studies).
Perform digital data base searches in the practice of evidence-based veterinary medicine (Veterinary Public Health, Pathology and Professionalism).
Record clinical information electronically using dedicated clinical records software (Companion Animal Studies)

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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 2024/5 academic year.