10th annual meeting in association with AMEE 2013, 25th August 2013, 9.15-16.30h, Prague
(The curriculum of the future: Veterinary education in 2020).
- Jan Haarhuis (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
- Liz Mossop (Nottingham Veterinary School, UK)
- Peter Stucki (Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland)
The range of competencies being delivered in veterinary curricula is expanding at a remarkable rate. Clinical research is driving a rapidly increasing understanding of disease and diagnoses. Veterinary graduates are expected to treat a broader range of species, as pet ownership and farming demographics change.
New developments in diagnostics mean practical skill expectation is also changing. In addition, we need to equip our learners with professional skills to succeed in the workplace, such as communication, scholarship, entrepreneurship, management and ethics.
To address these wide ranges of competencies the educational programme of students, the future veterinarian, needs to be reconsidered. The availability of e-learning tools and mobile devices offer new approaches for innovative methods of veterinary curriculum delivery and these are exciting opportunities, which must be implemented appropriately. This workshop will consider these issues and discuss the areas that future veterinary curricula may need to include, using a range of small group activities.