An undergraduate curriculum in veterinary reproduction at James Cook University

Cavalieri, John (2011) An undergraduate curriculum in veterinary reproduction at James Cook University. Clinical Theriogenology, 3 (2). pp. 135-145.

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Abstract

The curriculum developed to teach a new, five-year undergraduate veterinary science degree at James Cook University is outlined and discussed. The curriculum in veterinary reproduction involves delivering 87h of lectures and 133h of laboratory and practical classes which comprises 6% of the total number of hours involved in delivering the veterinary degree course. An integrated model of delivering curriculum is utilized where theriogenology is integrated within all five years of the course rather than being delivered as a separate subject. Tracking is not possible and all students are exposed to the entire reproductive curriculum although the opportunity is given for final year students interested in theriogenology to utilize electives and externships to further improve their knowledge and skills. A strong emphasis on the development of clinical skills is fostered with horizontal and vertical integration of theriogenology throughout the curriculum and the creation of an extensive set of laboratory classes. Stand alone theriogenology rotations are not provided in the final year of the course but clinical aspects of theriogenology are included within other clinical rotations and electives. The curriculum will be continually developed with feedback from staff, students, employers, peer review, and development of further learning aids.

Item ID: 17503
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: veterinary education, curriculum, theriogenology curriculum
ISSN: 2154-3968
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 07:13
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070799 Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 60%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 40%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 100%
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