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TABLE 9 A

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 1

NQF 5: 60 credits (NQF 6: 20 credits)

(NQF 7: 20 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge in the veterinary sub-fields of microbiology, parasitology, histology, biochemistry, haematology, toxicology, pharmacology, pathology and animal technology, within the norms prescribed by the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Act and quality control standards, and apply technology in selected sub-fields. (C)

SPECIFIED OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

1.1 Use knowledge in the veterinary sub-fields to prevent animal diseases. (C)

(NQF 5: 24 credits)

(NQF 6: 8 credits)

(NQF 7: 8 credits)

1.1.1 Basic knowledge is applied to vaccine production according to appropriate quality control standards.

1.1.2 Knowledge is applied for recognition and prevention of diseases in animals involved in laboratories and field trials, according to accepted international standards

1.2 Sample body fluids, tissues and other veterinary specimens. (C)

(NQF 5: 6 credits)

(NQF 6: 2 credits)

(NQF 7: 2 credits)

1.2.1 The appropriate sampling technique is explained and/or applied correctly to obtain biological, clinical, necropsy specimens and environmental samples.

1.2.2 The transport, preservation, storage and safety procedures are appropriate to the sample and explained and/or performed correctly.

1.2.3 The sample complies with the requirements of the test.

1.3 Use instrumentation appropriately and effectively. (C)

(NQF 5: 6 credits)

(NQF 6: 2 credits)

(NQF 7: 2 credits)

1.3.1 A range of instruments are used proficiently.

1.3.2 Instruments and equipment are calibrated and maintained to manufacturer requirements and specifications.

1.3.3 The appropriate instrument is selected for the specific technique.

 

1.4 Perform routine and specialized tests and techniques on samples and laboratory animals for diagnostic and/or research purposes. (C)

(NQF 5: 24 credits)

(NQF 6: 8 credits)

(NQF 7: 8 credits)

1.4.1 Routine and specified media, stains, solutions and reagents are prepared according to prescribed procedures.

1.4.2 Calculated methods are understood, verified and interpreted correctly.

1.4.3 The quality of the sample is assessed relative to the test required and according to accepted criteria.

1.4.4 The appropriate test is applied to the specimen, according to quality control procedures.

1.4.5 Principles, methods, application and purpose of tests are explained and/or performed correctly.

1.4.6 Data is captured correctly, using manual or electronic means.

1.4.7 Manual and electronic data retrieval skills are demonstrated.

1.4.8 Knowledge of aseptic techniques and theatre procedures is applied for specialized and diagnostic purposes.

 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 2 (NQF 5: 20 credits)

(NQF 6: 20 credits)

(NQF 7: 40 credits)

Critically evaluate and interpret laboratory results through application and integration of knowledge, skills and values. (C)

SPECIFIED OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

2.1 Critically interpret and evaluate results of tests through the application of knowledge of principles, techniques and instruments. (C)

(NQF 5: 10 credits)

(NQF 6: 10 credits)

(NQF 7: 20 credits)

2.1.1 Results are recorded and compared with established reference ranges and/or appropriate control specimens.

2.1.2 Data processing is performed according to appropriate mathematical and statistical methods.

2.1.3 Laboratory results are evaluated through correlation of data in the context of the principles, techniques and instruments used.

2.1.4 Factors that effect procedures and test results are recognized and appropriate action taken.

2.1.5 Corrective and preventative maintenance of equipment is performed according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).

2.2 Results of tests are communicated effectively. (C)

(NQF 5: 10 credits)

(NQF 6: 10 credits)

(NQF 7: 20 credits)

2.2.1 Verbal communication is clear, correct and specific.

2.2.2 Written reports are concise, clear, scientific and correct.

2.2.3 Results are presented following prescribed formats using various media.

Exit LEVEL OUTCOME 3 (NQF 5: 20 credits)

(NQF 6: 50 credits)

(NQF 7: 50 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge of husbandry, management, handling and breeding systems of laboratory animals (in-house and field trials). (C)

SPECIFIED OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

3.1 Handle and manage animals according to the relevant Code of Ethics and the internationally recognized standards of animal welfare. (C)

(NQF 5: 8 credits)

(NQF 6: 20 credits)

(NQF 7: 20 credits)

3.1.1 Knowledge of the relevant Code of Ethics is demonstrated verbally or in writing.

3.1.2 Animals are handled and used according to accepted guidelines.

3.2 Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry. (C)

(NQF 5: 12 credits)

(NQF 6: 30 credits)

 

3.2.1 Nutritional concepts of specific animal groups are understood and applied correctly.

3.2.2 Breeding colonies are managed and maintained according to international accepted standards.

3.2.3 Principle of macro- and micro-environmental control measures are understood.

3.2.4 Knowledge of humane euthanasia techniques for all groups of animals is demonstrated, with displayed applied detailed knowledge of selected species.

3.2.5 General knowledge on procuring, handling, transportation and quarantine procedures of laboratory animals with specialized knowledge of primates and other exotic laboratory animals is demonstrated and applied.

 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 4 (NQF 5: 10 credits)

(NQF 6: 10 credits)

(NQF 7: 20 credits)

Perform and monitor personal quality control procedures within predetermined limits in the workplace. (F)

SPECIFIED OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

4.1 Apply principles and concepts of Quality Assurance in the laboratory. (F)

(NQF 5: 5 credits)

(NQF 6: 5 credits)

(NQF 7: 10 credits)

4.1.1 Principles of Quality Assurance are explained in the context of the tests performed.

4.1.2 SOP’s are formulated according to accredited requirements.

4.1.3 Quality Control and Quality Assurance results are evaluated and interpreted and appropriate action is taken.

4.2 Monitor established Quality Assurance procedures in the laboratory. (F)

(NQF 5: 5 credits)

(NQF 6: 5 credits)

(NQF 7: 10 credits)

4.2.1 SOP’s are assessed, reviewed and updated where necessary.

4.2.2 Instruments are monitored for efficient functioning and appropriate action is taken.

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 5 (NQF 5: 5 credits)

(NQF 6: 10 credits)

(NQF 7: 5 credits)

Apply the relevant Code of Ethics and safety measures consistently. (F)

SPECIFIED OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

5.1 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the relevant Acts and regulations regarding safety, health and the environment. (F)

(NQF 5: 1 credits)

(NQF 6: 4 credits)

(NQF 7: 1 credits)

5.1.1 Comply with the relevant sections of the OHS-Act on NOSA regulations.

5.1.2 Wear applicable protective clothing.

5.1.3 Knowledge of personal vaccination and booster requirements is demonstrated.

5.1.4 Use equipment and experimental materials safely.

5.1.5 Waste material is disposed of safely and correctly.

5.2 Demonstrate knowledge of the Code of Ethics for veterinary technology according to the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Act. (F)

(NQF 5: 2 credits)

(NQF 6: 3 credits)

(NQF 7: 2 credits)

5.2.1 The Code of Ethics for the profession is complied with.

5.3 Demonstrate knowledge of the Code of Ethics regarding laboratory animals according to the National Code for Laboratory Animal Sciences. (F)

(NQF 5: 2 credits)

(NQF 6: 3 credits)

(NQF 7: 2 credits)

5.3.1 Comply with the relevant sectors of the Animal Protection Act and the Code of Ethics.

(C = Core, F = Fundamental and E = Elective outcomes)

CRITICAL OUTCOMES embedded in the specified outcomes:

Critical and creative thinking, problem solving, communication, self-management,
teamwork, safety and ethics, mindset of continuous professional development.

TOTAL CREDITS

360 credits (cumulative).

1 credit = 10 hours

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Links to African Council websites

Veterinary Statutory Bodies in Africa
http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/en/RC/en_vsbs.html

Veterinary Council of Namibia
http://www.van.org.na/section.php?secid=10

Veterinary Council of Zimbabwe (department of livestock and veterinary services)
http://www.dlvs.gov.zw/

Kenya Veterinary Board
http://kenyavetboard.org/

Veterinary Council of Tanzania
http://www.mifugouvuvi.go.tz/vertinary-council-of-tanzania/

Botswana Veterinary Association
http://www.bva.org.bw/bva_content.php?id=2

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