V T 71R: INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Student should have completed at least one quarter of the Veterinary Technology program, or V T 52A and 52B online, and have the permission of the faculty instructor.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Reflect upon and evaluate the value of the topical information studied and discuss the relevance and relationship to the Veterinary Technology Core Curriculum and to clinical practice.
- Student and instructor will select three essential skills to master.
- Student will reliably communicate with supervisor and demonstrate best practices for: time management, dress, professional use of language.
The student will be able to:
A. Gain in-depth knowledge by observing professionals at the worksite.
B. Develop, create and implement learning objective(s) that build workplace readiness and competencies.
C. Demonstrate job readiness skills, including workplace behaviors and professional demeanor.
D. Enhance and strengthen employee/supervisor and co-worker communication and working relationship through on-going feedback loop for evaluation.
E. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the workplace through conflict resolution, troubleshooting and team building activities.
F. Implement the relationship between classroom theory and practical application through concrete and measurable learning objectives.
A. Develop, create and implement learning objective(s) that are in alignment with workplace expectations.
B. Utilize problem-solving skills relating to workplace assignment through verbal communication, listening skills, technical troubleshooting, and process analysis.
C. Practice veterinary nursing essential skills, as described by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association).
Activities are designed to enhance the student's understanding of workplace dynamics and will involve the development of workplace readiness, interpersonal and technology skills. These activities will require students to think critically, problem-solve and develop human relations skills pertinent to the world of work. In particular, students are expected to improve their essential skills in veterinary nursing, as described by the AVMA-CVTEA.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Proper clinical attire and name tag.
C. Stethoscope advised.
Method(s) of Evaluation
The student will demonstrate proficiency by:
A. Faculty evaluation based on worksite supervisor feedback and interview with student.
B. One-page summary and self-evaluation of the internship.
C. A revised or updated copy of the student's resume with the addition of the completed work-internship experience.
Method(s) of Instruction
Independent study as defined in the student-faculty contract: students will accomplish the identified objectives in the workplace, which serves as the laboratory.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Bassert, Joanna, Angela Beal, and Oreta Samples. McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. 9th ed. Elsevier, 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Reading and writing assignments may include, but are not limited to: appropriate worksite documentation, such as worksite safety manuals, equipment instructions, work-related forms and reports. Students may also reference the textbook to be able to describe the rationale for practiced procedures. Veterinary technology program students may elect to utilize online skills tracking software.