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Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) gastroenterology course is one of the most in-depth in the world specifically looking at diseases of the canine and feline gut, liver and pancreas.
A practical, constructive course, it is led by Bill Rogers, an internationally-experienced and highly-qualified lecturer.
Please note: Courses are revised following each offering. Details of content and assessment are subject to change between offerings.
To understand disease processes relating to stomach and intestines it is vital to have a practical understanding of non-digestive functions such as the gut immune system, hepatic metabolism and the operation of the liver and pancreas.
After you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to confidently investigate, diagnose and treat dogs and cats presenting with a disease of gastrointestinal, hepatic or pancreatic origin. You’ll also be able to effectively communicate issues in these areas to clients and colleagues.
We are excited that the delivery of this course will hinge around clinical case material, handpicked and assembled by Bill to cover key aspects of gastroenterology. He will outline the pitfalls, pickups and prognostic indicators in these cases, to help you approach even the most complex presentations with confidence.
The online delivery of material for discussion allows the inclusion of the latest in the published literature or current case material to contribute to the learning experience.
This course is taught via distance learning (you may know it as continuing education, distance education or continuing professional development) by recognised international experts in their field.
Canine and Feline Gastroenterology takes an innovative case-based learning approach, and is highly interactive.
Bill has practiced small animal internal medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. since 1982. Before that, he spent two years caring for military working dogs in the U.S. Air Force and completed residency training and a Masters Degree at The Ohio State University. The next eight years were spent in professorships at University of California, Davis and The Ohio State University.
He is well-published, has considerable teaching experience, and gives many scientific presentations, including regular clinic-pathologic style conferences to his practitioner colleagues in the Cincinnati area.
In-depth part-time study 24 teaching weeks spread over a 7-8 month period
Learning materials and facilities
The fees for each 15-credit course in 2018 are NZ$6550. Hover over the fee to view it in your currency. Note: fees are revised annually.
*Please note, all prices are approximate based on recent exchange rates and are quoted excluding Goods and Services Tax. Additional non-tuition fees also apply which vary from approx NZD$195-400.
Fees for domestic students are subsidised by the NZ government. See fees information for domestic students.
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 150 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
The contact workshop is an opportunity for face-to-face time with your class and lecturer. Together you can build on the knowledge you’ve gained on the course through small group teaching, practical sessions and discussions of experiences in your own practice. The new format also provides a great opportunity for you to meet students and staff from other courses within the MVM programme by combining with them for some sessions.
For the best contact workshop experience we recommend that you attend in person. While attendance is highly-recommended it is not compulsory in order to pass the course. If you can’t make it in person you will be able to join some (non-practical) sessions live via the internet (we endeavour to record these sessions for review, but are unable to guarantee the quality of the recording).
|Enrolments open||1 October 2017|
|Course start||July 2018|
|Exam period||February 2019|
|Course end||February 2019|
*Please note: You can still apply for enrolment after the due dates above.
Places cannot be assured after these due dates; but late applications will be considered as long as remaining places are available.
If you have any questions please check with the MVM office to see if you can still enrol.
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Last updated on Friday 08 September 2017