CPD Hours: 18 hours
Course Length: Six weeks
Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include online presentations, electronic course notes, supplementary reading, videos and discussion forums with colleagues and the tutors
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- Rabbit basic nursing care and biology
- Rabbit anaesthesia and advanced nursing
- Rodent basic nursing care and biology
- Rodent anaesthesia and advanced nursing
- Ferret nursing
- Exotic mammal nursing
How comfortable are you with nursing a rabbit, rodent or other small mammal?
This course will cover the general approach to nursing the small mammal patient, including species-specific biology, nutritional and husbandry needs. Stabilisation, anaesthesia and some more advanced critical care techniques will also be discussed to develop a logical and comprehensive approach to the nursing care of these species.
Why do this course?
You will build upon your current nursing skills to learn how to formulate a comprehensive nursing care plan for the commonly presented small mammal species, based on their nutritional and environmental needs. You will also gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of how to safely anaesthetise these species and how to approach the critical patient.