VPL400 - Field Placement

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Subject Title
Field Placement

Subject Description
Clinical placement is a "laboratory" for students to apply their skills and knowledge acquired through the Seneca College Veterinary Technician Program. 

Clinical placement will consist of one day a week for 12 weeks throughout the fourth semester and nine days of full time placement after the final semester. To make this learning experience as positive as possible for all concerned, the student will become an integral part of the professional staff while on placement. It is ideal for the student to experience routines and skills common to that of an RVT.
Though some skills may not yet be mastered, the student will apply their Seneca College educational experience to the clinical placement.

This placement is an extension of the classroom whereby the student, supervisors, and VTE faculty create a comprehensive clinical experience.

In order to be eligible for the 12-week field placement, students must be a full time student in their 4th semester. If any course is to be repeated the following year, students are required to complete a further 12 weeks of placement at this time as well. Students will not be allowed to complete the final 2-week block prior to passing all VTE courses.
Semester 4 VTE students will spend 8 hours a day for one day a week for 12 weeks in a small animal facility during the winter semester. A further 2 week daily block will be completed in a facility of the student?s choice after the completion of exams, and after the end of the winter semester.

Credit Status
This is a credit for the Veterinary Technician program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

After completion of this course the student should be able to:

1. To accept personal responsibility for your growth as a learning professional.
2. Develop interpersonal skills within a team environment
3. Understand the expectations of the veterinary profession and your role as Veterinary Technician

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.