Avian Nursing

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Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5

Non-Accredited

Students undertaking this short course should have at least a Certificate IV level of knowledge under their belt. Not qualified? That’s ok, you can still enrol. Owners and carers may also find this information very useful for when they have to take their avian pet or foster in for treatment.

In Australia, we have an abundance of bird life. It is no wonder that domestic birds are a popular choice for many pet owners. This short course will provide you with essential information on commonly kept bird species. You will cover the important fundamentals on housing and husbandry, anatomy, nutrition and general healthcare across the first half of the course.

The second part of this course will focus on nursing the avian patient in the clinical environment. This will provide vital information for clinic staff to be prepared for the feathered patients entering the clinic. You will cover common diseases, providing physical examinations, anaesthesia, fluid therapy and radiography as well as common nursing interventions. Whilst this section is very veterinary clinic focused, students that are not in a clinic will find this information very transferable to assisting them in wildlife shelters and caring roles as well.

THIS IS A PRE-SALE. SHORT COURSE WILL BE OPEN TO START FROM LATE SEPTEMBER 2020. YOUR RESOURCES AND ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED ONCE COURSE IS OPEN.

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This course has been accredited for 5 points under the AVNAT Scheme.

What topics will we cover?

  • TOPIC 1 – AVIAN SPECIES
  • TOPIC 2 – BASIC AVIAN ANATOMY
  • TOPIC 3 – HOUSING & HUSBANDRY
  • TOPIC 4 – ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT
  • TOPIC 5 – GENERAL HEALTHCARE
  • TOPIC 6 – NUTRITION
  • TOPIC 7 – TRANSPORT & HANDLING
  • TOPIC 8 – HOUSING IN THE CLINIC
  • TOPIC 9 – PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
  • TOPIC 10 – COMMON DISEASES
  • TOPIC 11 – COSMETIC PROCEDURES
  • TOPIC 12 – ANAESTHESIA & ANALGESIA
  • TOPIC 13 – NURSING INTERVENTIONS
  • TOPIC 14 – RADIOGRAPHY
  • TOPIC 15 – FLUID THERAPY
  • TOPIC 16– CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
  • TOPIC 17 – EMERGENT CONDITIONS