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If you would like to develop your expertise in small animal neurology, Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) Canine and Feline Neurology course is a must.
The expertise of the lecturers, combined with videos and interactive material make this course the most practical and in-depth study of this area available today.
The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in neuroanatomy and lesion localisation and advance your skills in the performance and interpretation of the neurological examination. You will then move onto cover key disease mechanisms, diagnostics and therapeutics utilising neuro case material covering a broad range of diseases.
On this course you’ll learn:
Neurology 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 neurology course include: Numerous video cases that will help bring neuroanatomy and neurological diagnosis to life.
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.
Chris graduated from Melbourne in 1983 and entered small animal practice. She completed a residency in clinical neurology and neurosurgery at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and undertook a PhD in myelin biology at Glasgow University. Since then she has worked in academia (Melbourne, Glasgow and Massey Universities) teaching general anatomy, neuroanatomy, and clinical neurology. She was the Academic Director for Continuing Professional Development for the New Zealand Veterinary Association (2012-2015). Her current position is as an Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine, teaching neurobiology/neurology at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; she is also an affiliate faculty member at Colorado State University Veterinary School. Chris’s research interests included myelin biology, neurobiology and neural cell culture.
From Canada, Chris graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1996. Following a small animal internship and a year in general practice he completed a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery and undertook a PhD focused on immunotherapy for malignant gliomas. Chris is now an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University dividing his time between referral cases, research and teaching. His research interests include brain tumor diagnosis and therapy, inflammatory CNS disease, epilepsy and peripheral neuropathy.
In-depth part-time study 24 teaching weeks spread over 7-8 month period
Learning materials and facilities
Note: You may wish to purchase a personal copy but while you are enrolled as a Massey student these texts are available online via the Library.
The fees for each 15-credit course in 2019 are NZ$6746. 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.
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 2018|
|Course start||15 July 2019|
|Exam period||10 - 15 February 2019|
|Course end||15 February 2020|
*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 Tuesday 16 October 2018