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D24VED Veterinary Education
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  15/16

Total Credits: 60

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students registered on the Postgraduate Certificate of Veterinary Education.

Taught Semesters:

Full Year Assessed by end of Designated Period 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module delivers knowledge and skills in veterinary education using a workplace based model at the school of Veterinary Medicine and Science or relevant Clinical Associate practices. Students will spend 75-85% of their time engaged in supervised teaching activities. Students will learn to teach across a range of different contexts e.g. practical sessions, small group teaching, clinical teaching. Students will gain comprehensive experience in teaching session design and delivery, and assessment practices and quality assurance.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Practical 23 weeks37 per week1 hour

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
This module is full time, 37 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. Activity: Practical, 23 weeks, 37 sessions per week, 1 hour duration.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Dissertation 65 Dissertation on a veterinary education topic OR a critical appraisal of the literature (max 8000 words). 
Coursework 1 30 Teaching portfolio - portfolio to contain evidence of teaching activities undertaken during period of study, and reflection on these activities. 
Coursework 2 Research plan – outlining research project plan. The project plan MUST be submitted within the first 2 months of the module and passed to allow progression and for the dissertation to be undertaken (no more than 500 words). 

Professor L Mossop

Education Aims:  The aim of this module is to provide a basic level of knowledge and skills of veterinary education, for recent veterinary science graduates (MRCVS’).

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and Understanding

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of veterinary education theory and methods appropriate to the area in which they are teaching
  • Describe appropriate methods of assessment of veterinary knowledge and skills

    Intellectual Skills
  • Apply appropriate educational theory to assist in the design and delivery of the veterinary curriculum and educational strategies
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of different methods of assessment
  • Design an appropriate research project to investigate a specific area of teaching, learning or assessment

    Professional/Practical Skills
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude to teaching veterinary students and communicating with colleagues
  • Deliver information and clinical skills in a clear and relevant manner
  • Assess written and practical work and give appropriate feedback
  • Design clear teaching sessions for a variety of contexts
  • Reflect on their teaching practice and create action plans as appropriate for their own development

    Transferable/Key Skills
  • Communicate effectively with students and teaching colleagues
  • Adapt to uncertainty and cope with change during their day to day activities
  • Work as part of a team delivering the veterinary curriculum

    Offering School:  Veterinary Medicine & Science

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