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Led by Sarah Haldane, this course will provide a thorough yet practical study of Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine offered in Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine Programme (MVM).
Please note: Courses are revised following each offering. Details of content, assessment and cost are subject to change between offerings.
During the course you will learn how to approach the majority of emergencies seen in dogs and cats, how to perform rapid, effective stabilisation and how to plan and execute an efficient and rational diagnostic strategy. In short, it aims to teach you the essentials of how to be an effective emergency veterinarian.
to proficiently perform triage and major body system assessment
to stabilise the emergency patient, with or without a tentative diagnosis
a problem-oriented approach to the common emergencies seen in clinical practice
to utilise cost-effective diagnostic strategies in the acutely ill or traumatised patient
to establish vascular access, instigate fluid therapy, pain relief and other aspects of supportive care
to perceptively monitor the emergency patient and how to predict and react to commonly occurring complications
to communicate with owners regarding the prognosis and the management options available for the care of canine and feline emergency patients.
Emergency 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 emergency course include: A media rich, problem orientated approach to emergency medicine and the opportunity to debate issues and clarify concepts in a supportive learning community.
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.
Sarah has worked in emergency and critical care referral practice since 1998, both in private practice and university hospitals. She completed her ECC residency at the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University in 2005 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She has been President of the Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care chapter of the ANZCVSc as well as an examiner for membership examinations for the college. She has been a regular national and international speaker on emergency and critical care topics. Her clinical interests include pain recognition and management, transfusion medicine, clinical pharmacology, toxicology and veterinary 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 2017 are NZ$6360. 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 Thursday 16 March 2017