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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 15-20 hours...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
21 minutes to complete

Course Information

2 videos (Total 2 min), 5 readings
2 videos
Welcome1m
5 readings
Course Introduction2m
Course Participation Statement5m
Course Summary and Outcomes5m
Course Team5m
Course Assessment2m
2 hours to complete

Basic Animal Care

9 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Dogs5m
Cats6m
Rabbits5m
Lizards2m
Snakes2m
Cows6m
Sheep4m
Horses9m
5 readings
Overview2m
Dairy Notes5m
Sheep Notes5m
Additional Resources10m
Revision quizzes15m
1 practice exercise
Assessed Quiz Basic Animal Care40m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

An Introduction to Body Systems Anatomy

17 videos (Total 66 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
The Anatomical Regions and Body Cavities1m
The Anatomical Directional Terms3m
The Body Planes1m
The Dog Skeleton6m
Live Dog Anatomy3m
An Introduction to Histology1m
Histology in Action – the Skin8m
Histology Revision Resource4m
The Anatomy of the Heart LHS2m
The Anatomy of the Heart RHS2m
The Anatomy of the Lungs2m
The Circulation and Internal Structures of the Heart5m
Gross Heart Anatomy6m
Topographical Heart Anatomy1m
Comparative Heart Anatomy9m
Examples of Heart Valve Pathology3m
4 readings
Overview2m
Additional Material15m
Additional Material15m
Revision quizzes20m
1 practice exercise
Assessed Quiz An Introduction to Body Systems Anatomy46m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Veterinary Professional Skills

9 videos (Total 38 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Business structure2m
Emotional intelligence3m
Introduction to the Vet Consult2m
Consult Part 13m
Consult Part 210m
Consult Part 32m
Key Skills for a Successful Consult2m
Client Care7m
3 readings
Overview2m
Calgary-Cambridge Model2m
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Assessed Quiz Veterinary Professional Skills28m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

An Introduction to Clinical Skills

5 videos (Total 36 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Signalment6m
Observation Skills8m
Vital Signs9m
General Examination Skills6m
2 readings
Overview2m
Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Assessed Quiz An Introduction to Clinical Skills20m
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Top reviews from EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?

By NRFeb 25th 2018

This course is very suitable for A level students who want to study Veterinary Medicine at university as it covers the role of a vet as well as teaching some basic skills and knowledge. It is bas

By CHApr 17th 2017

I took this course so that I could converse on a more professional with my son who is in Vet. School and I enjoyed the course greatly and have already put a lot of what I've learned into conver

Instructors

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Dr Jessie Paterson

BSc (Hons) Agricultural Chemistry, PhD, PgDip
Lecturer in Student Learning
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Kay Aitchison

BSc Agriculture (Hons Animal Production Science)
Lecturer in Farm Animal Husbandry
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Prof Susan Rhind

BVMS, PhD, FRCPath, PFHEA, MRCVS
Professor of Veterinary Medical Education
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Dr Gurå Therese Bergkvist

BSc Hons (Vet Sci), BVM&S, PhD, MRCVS
Lecturer, Preclinical Veterinary Sciences
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Rachel Whittington

BVSC MRCVS
Lecturer in Professional Skills
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Dr Catriona Bell

BVetMed, PhD, PGCAP, MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Education
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Dr Andrew Gardiner

BVM&S, Cert SAS, MSc, PhD, MRCVS
Veterinary Clinical Senior Lecturer

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