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Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) cardiorespiratory medicine course is a detailed, practical course that will give you the skills to understand the most complex of cardiorespiratory conditions.
The course is led by Gil Jacobs, a highly-experienced American lecturer with a practice specialising in cardiology and internal medicine.
Please note: Courses are revised following each offering. Details of content and assessment are subject to change between offerings.
Cardiac and respiratory diseases are common in canine and feline patients. This course will give you the skills to correctly differentiate these diseases from each other (which we all know is not always as easy as it might seem), and from diseases of other body systems.
You will learn how to choose and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests and how to manage common cardiac and respiratory diseases in dogs and cats. Gil will help you to advise owners of possible options and outcomes and how to distinguish when the case may need to be referred.
You will be reviewing recent clinical material to promote discussion and debate. Gil's passion is to enable you to manage the ups and downs of these challenging cases from a practice-based perspective.
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.
Course materials include a study guide, online materials and three days of lectures and practical sessions on the contact course.
Expect to participate and have fun doing it. Gil has written a study guide and accompanying online activities, which are rich in clinical material, images and insight.
Gil graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Since then he has had extensive academic and practical experience in veterinary science. He spent time in internships or residencies at the University of Georgia, Cornell University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has Board Certification in Cardiology and was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Georgia from 1984 to 2000. In 2000, he started his own specialty practice, primarily cardiology and selected areas of internal medicine, in Athens, Georgia.
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