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iRubric: Veterinary Technician Rubric

iRubric: Veterinary Technician Rubric

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Veterinary Technician Rubric built by Veterinary

Rubric Code: K5535B
The NCTA Veterinary Technology Systems department utilizes five rubrics as guidelines for instructors and to give feedback on student learning outcomes. As an assessment tool used to measure students' work, the rubrics provide students and faculty a tool to evaluate a student's performance based on the sum of a full range of criteria bases on University of Nebraska goals and values. Credits: University of Nebraska: http://ncta.unl.edu/web/ncta/vet-tech-rubrics
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Keywords: Veterinary, technology
Categories: Subjects: (General)  
Types: Assessment  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post Graduate

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Attributes
  Unacceptable
1 pts Level of Performance: Emerging
Novice
2 pts Level of Performance: Emerging
Apprentice
3 pts Level of Performance: Developing
Standard
4 pts Level of Performance: Developing
Practitioner
5 pts Level of Performance: Mastering
Expert
6 pts Level of Performance: Mastering
Critical Thinking/Problem Analysis
Unacceptable

Student displays no critical thinking or problem solving skills
Novice

Student displays critical thinking and problem solving skills within the context of the course.
Apprentice

Student acquires a general application of theory and practice and can tackle general problems properly.
Standard

Conclusions applied are generally in the proper direction within the given context; Student is able to understand the application of theory.
Practitioner

Conclusions applied are generally correct and can evidence within the given context; Student is able to understand the application of theory. Demonstrates initiative when dealing situations of uncertainty and ambiguity.
Expert

Conclusions applied are consistently correct providing supporting evidence within the given context; Student ties theory and applications to the consideration of consequences. Demonstrates understanding of implications and deals with situations of uncertainty and ambiguity.
Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Unacceptable

Student does not understand principles of entrepreneurship or demonstrate leadership.
Novice

Student demonstrates an understanding of basic entrepreneurship and has developed basic leadership skills.
Apprentice

Student acquires a general understanding of course entrepreneurship skills and can morph these skills into leadership situations.
Standard

Student acquires a broad understanding of entrepreneurship skills and is able to apply along with leadership skills practical application into the coursework.
Practitioner

Student integrates entrepreneurship and leadership ideas and perspectives from variety of sources. Demonstrates a high degree of leadership in class.
Expert

Student fully integrated entrepreneurship and leadership ideas and perspectives from variety of sources. Demonstrates leadership in class and mentorship to other students
Networks
and Bio-based Economy Understanding
Unacceptable

Student demonstrates little or no understanding of networks in relation to a Bio-based economy
Novice

Student demonstrates a basic understanding and incorporation of networks in a bio-based economy into work
Apprentice

Student acquires a general understanding of networks in a bio-based economy and is able to address broad knowledge to applicable situations.
Standard

Student acquires a broad understanding of networks in a bio-based economy and is able to apply knowledge and theory both in and outside of the classroom.
Practitioner

Student acquires a broad understanding and application of networks in a bio-based economy issues and can demonstrate the practical use in a variety of settings across functions.
Expert

Student acquires an expert understanding and application of networks in a bio-based economy, demonstrating the practical use in a variety of settings across functions, disciplines and situations.
Vocabulary And Writing Skills
Unacceptable

Student vocabulary and writing in relation to the course is poor
Novice

Student has a basic grasp of course vocabulary and writing skills that can be applied in the classroom.
Apprentice

Student’s vocabulary and writing skills are at the level where they are comfortable in a variety of settings in and out of the classroom.
Standard

Student utilizes vocabulary and writing skills clearly and effectively to communicates ideas in a variety of setting and situations.
Practitioner

Student writing and vocabulary skills are of a high degree of clarity and consistency. Student can effectively to communicate ideas and technical data in a variety of setting and situations.
Expert

Student writing and vocabulary skills are of consistently straight forward and eloquent. Student can effectively to communicate ideas and technical data to experts; Organization is without errors; transitions between ideas enhance presentation and delivery.
Office and Hospital Procedures
Unacceptable

Student does not grasp simple office and hospital procedures.
Novice

Student acquires a general understanding of office and hospital procedures.
Apprentice

Student office and hospital practices are usually in line with established practices.
Standard

Student carries out office and hospital procedures within best practices.
Practitioner

Student consistently applies best practices of office and hospital procedures to optimize productivity.
Expert

Student continuously applies best practices, seeks to add value to resources and understands how animal care and their professional practices affect other related situations and is provides mentorship to other students.
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information
Novice

Student acquires a practical application of course information to practice in a classroom setting.
Apprentice

Student is able to provide practical application of course information to basic functions.
Standard

Student is able to provide practical application of course information to a broad area of functions.
Practitioner

Student understands of course information translates to a practical application of skills across functions.
Expert

Student masters the ability to practice the practical application of course information across functions and disciplines and mentorship to other students
Anesthesia Techniques
1. Risk
2. Pre-medication
3. Induction
4. Maintenance
5. Post-medication
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information
Novice

Student acquires a practical application of course information and is able to demonstrate skills in a classroom setting Student appropriately selects and defends one area.
Apprentice

Student is able to provide practical application of course information to basic situations outside of the classroom. Student appropriately selects and defends two areas.
Standard

Student is able to provide practical application of techniques to a broad range of clinical situations. Student appropriately selects and defends three areas.
Practitioner

Student knows and applies best practices and utilizes clinically supportive
techniques which are appropriate to the situation that provide effective animal care and resource allocation
that does not compromise quality of care. Student appropriately selects and defends four areas.
Expert

Student demonstrates a strong investigatory and analytic thinking approach
to clinical situations and is able to locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence, protocols, and observations related to the animal’s health problems Student appropriately selects and defends five areas.
Radiological Techniques
1. Positioning
2. Centering
3. Contrast/density
4. Label
5. Area of Interest
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information
Novice

Student acquires a practical application of course information and is able to demonstrate skills in a classroom setting. Student correctly performs one of five tasks.
Apprentice

Student is able to provide practical application of course information and critique a basic radiograph in basic situations outside of the classroom. Student correctly performs two of five tasks.
Standard

Student is able to provide practical application of techniques to a broad range of clinical situations and is able to critique a basic radiograph. Student correctly performs three of five tasks.
Practitioner

Student knows and applies best practices and utilizes clinically supportive
techniques which are appropriate to the situation that provide effective animal care and critique a standard radiograph that does not compromise quality of care. Student correctly performs four of five tasks.
Expert

Student demonstrates a strong investigatory and analytic thinking approach
to clinical situations and is able to locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence and observations related to the animal’s health problems and critique a standard radiograph. Student correctly performs five of five tasks.
Surgical and Nursing Skills
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information.
Novice

Student acquires a basic understanding and practical application of course information and can demonstrate basic skills in a classroom setting.
Apprentice

Students demonstrate
knowledge of
proper instrument
handling and nursing skills given a standard scenario in an operating room environment.
Standard

Student is able to provide practical application of course information, utilized proper skills and is able to function in a broad range of scenarios.
Practitioner

Student is able to provide practical application of skills while utilizing advanced techniques and course information translating to an application of talent and abilities across functions.
Expert

Student masters the ability to demonstrate best practice nursing and surgical skills based on course information across functions and disciplines and is able to provide mentorship to other students
Parasitology, Hematology, Pathology
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information.
Novice

Student acquires a practical application of course information to practice in a classroom setting.
Apprentice

Student is able to provide practical application of course information to basic functions.
Standard

Student is able to provide practical application of course information to a broad area of functions.
Practitioner

Student understands of course information translates to a practical application of skills across functions.
Expert

Student masters the ability to practice the practical application of course information across functions and disciplines and mentorship to other students
Anatomy
1. X-Ray
2. Live Animal
3. Skeletal Model
4. Dissection
5. Self
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information.
Novice

Student acquires a general knowledge and application of course information to practice in a classroom setting. Student can identify select anatomy in one of five formats.
Apprentice

Student is able to provide practical application of course information to functions outside of class. Student can identify select anatomy in two of five formats.
Standard

Student is able to provide practical application of course information to a broad area of functions and settings. Student can identify select anatomy in three of five formats.
Practitioner

Student understanding of course information translates to a practical application of skills across functions. Student can identify select anatomy in four of five formats.
Expert

Student masters the ability to practice the practical application of course information across functions and disciplines and mentorship to other students Student can identify select anatomy in five of five formats.
Animal Dentistry
1. Environment,
Equipment,
Instruments
2. Dental Procedures
3. Educate Client
4. Collect Specimens
5. Perform Tests
6. Maintain Lab
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information.
Novice

Student acquires a general knowledge and application of course information to practice in a classroom setting. Student correctly performs two of six tasks.
Apprentice

Student is able to demonstrate practical application of course information and perform exams in basic situations outside of the classroom. Student correctly performs three of six tasks.
Standard

Student is able to demonstrate consistent application of course information and perform exams in a variety of situations outside of the classroom. Student correctly performs four of six tasks.
Practitioner

Student is able to demonstrate advanced skill and course information translating to an advanced application of abilities across functions. Student correctly performs five of six tasks.
Expert

Student masters the ability to practice the practical application of course information across functions and disciplines. Student correctly performs six of six tasks.
Laboratory Skills
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information.
Novice

Student acquires a basic understanding and practical application of course information and can demonstrate basic lab skills in a classroom environment.
Apprentice

Students demonstrate
knowledge of
proper instrument
handling and laboratory skills given a standard scenario in an operating room or lab environment.
Standard

Student is able to provide practical application of course information, utilized proper lab skills and is able to function in a broad range of scenarios with minimal supervision.
Practitioner

Student is able to provide practical application of lab skills while utilizing advanced lab techniques and course information and without supervision translating to an application of talent and abilities across functions.
Expert

Student masters the ability to demonstrate unsupervised lab skills based on course information across functions and disciplines and is able to provide mentorship to other students
Animal Husbandry
Unacceptable

Student is unable understand or apply course information.
Novice

Student demonstrates some knowledge and skill handling domestic and exotic animals under supervision
Apprentice

Student demonstrates some knowledge and skill handling domestic and exotic animals with minimal supervision
Standard

Student carries out Animal Husbandry skills unsupervised utilizing best practices.
Practitioner

Student is able to provide sound animal husbandry skills while utilizing advanced care techniques and course information and without supervision translating to an application of talent and abilities across functions.
Expert

Student masters working with domestic and exotic animals utilizing best practices and is able to provide mentorship to other students.
AVMA/VTNE Competencies
1. Pharmacy &
Pharmacology
2. Surgical Prep. &
Assisting
3. Dentistry
4. Laboratory
Procedures
5. Animal Care and
Nursing
6. Diagnostic Imaging
7. Anesthesia and
Analgesia
Unacceptable

Student is not eligible to sit for the VTNE due to lack of skill and preparation.
Novice

Student demonstrates some knowledge in the seven primary areas of responsibility (domains),
Twenty-three task area statements and Forty-seven knowledge area, however Student is not eligible to sit for the VTNE.
Apprentice

Student demonstrates good knowledge in the seven primary areas of responsibility (domains),
Twenty-three task area statements and Forty-seven knowledge area, however Student is not eligible to sit for the VTNE.
Standard

Student passes Exit Exam with a score of 70 or better and a GPA of 80 and understands the seven primary areas of responsibility (domains),
Twenty-three task area statements and Forty-seven knowledge area
Practitioner

Student passes Exit Exam with a score of 80 or better and a GPA of 85 and understands the seven primary areas of responsibility (domains),
Twenty-three task area statements and Forty-seven knowledge area.
Expert

Student passes Exit Exam with a score of 90 or better and a GPA of 90 and understands the seven primary areas of responsibility (domains),
Twenty-three task area statements and Forty-seven knowledge area.
Technical Competence
Unacceptable

Student demonstrates little to no technical competence
Novice

Student acquires general technical competence in relation to course information.
Apprentice

Student acquires sound technical competence in relation to course information and is able to apply outside of the classroom.
Standard

Student acquires broad technical competence skills in course information and can demonstrate ability in a variety of settings.
Practitioner

Student's insight and technical competence demonstrates sound knowledge, talent, and ability across disciplines and techniques.
Expert

Student's technical and professional competence are superior to peers



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