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Unit information: Classroom to Clinic in 2021/22

Unit name Classroom to Clinic
Unit code VETS30027
Credit points 0
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2D (weeks 19 - 24)
Unit director Mrs. Wood
Open unit status Not open

Completion of BVSc 3


All other units in BVSc 4

School/department Bristol Veterinary School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

The aim of the Classroom to Clinic (C2C) unit is to bridge the gap and aid the transition from the primarily classroom based curriculum to clinical rotations undertaken at Langford and with extramural providers. The unit aims to enable students to prepare for, and further develop their understanding of, the clinical workplace; to reinforce their clinical skills, logical approach to cases, clinical reasoning, communication skills and team work; and to enhance their understanding of feedback. The unit will involve practical and experiential components with taught, self-directed and group learning activities.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the unit students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of various aspects of the veterinary workplace including standards of professional behaviour, clinical governance, teamwork, feedback, and lifelong learning
  • Perform history taking, physical examination, logical approach to cases and clinical reasoning skills at an appropriate level for entering clinical rotation
  • Execute key practical skills in the clinical skills lab

Teaching Information

  • Lectures
  • Practical classes
  • Group work on problem solving and clinical tasks
  • Facilitated small and large group activities
  • Technology enhanced learning

Assessment Information

Satisfactory completion of the unit will involve a combination of:

  • Must attend activities
  • Must pass activities and coursework


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.