This course is delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, online interactive tutorials and practical classes, which take place at both the veterinary school at Langford and the main Clifton campus. As well as studying anatomy and physiology units, you will also take units in areas such as surgical nursing and theatre practice, diagnostics and anaesthesia. Your third year will focus on a 42-week nursing placement and a professional nursing practice unit, while your final year will include applied units and a dissertation exploring a particular aspect of veterinary nursing or bioveterinary science with your own research. Taught units are assessed using a variety of written examinations, computer-based tests and written reports, as well as practical and viva examinations. While you are working within the clinical environment, your progress is monitored through practical competence assessments. The course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.