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The master controller of the body, the endocrine system influences metabolism, nutrient utilization and storage and the co-ordinated function of every other organ system. A good understanding of endocrinology is essential in clinical veterinary medicine.
Please note: Courses are revised following each offering. Details of content and assessment are subject to change between offerings.
On this course you’ll learn practical and relevant skills including:
Endocrinology is one of the MVM courses for postgraduate veterinarians which is taught online via distance learning and led by a recognised international expert in the field.
The course is supported by the latest research, reviews and case material to challenge veterinarians with in-depth, relevant continuing education. Course materials include a printed guide to your reading and assessment which integrates online learning activities such as discussions, quizzes, lessons, library searches, critical evaluation and exercises for self-assessment with reading materials and personal study tasks.
Highlights of the endocrinology course include: Guest led discussions on challenging aspects of endocrine case management, with international experts on diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism and hypercalcaemia contributing to the course.
With the MVM programme you have the flexibility to study when and where you want and the support of the MVM team to gain an internationally-recognised veterinary qualification that will help you in your practice every day.
Liz Norman’s interest in endocrinology began when still in private practice, when she realised she was drawn to the sorts of complicated cases that most other vets avoided!
She went on to study endocrinology at Glasgow University and has published research papers, book chapters and continuing education articles on the subject.
She is an experienced distance educator with expertise in computer delivery of learning systems. She has made innovative inroads into design of case-based teaching material and holds a Certificate of Online Learning and Teaching (Massey University). She has won University and national tertiary teaching awards and is a member of the Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence (http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/academy)
Currently Liz is Director of the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme and, until recently, was Assistant Chief Examiner (Examinations) for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She continues to research in veterinary science and education.
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 2016|
|Course start||27 February 2017|
|Exam period||30 October - 15 November 2017|
|Course end||15 November 2017|
*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