118.762 Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians (15 credit)

Lecturer: Mandy Burrows BSc BVMS MANZCVS FANZCVS(dermatology)

Mandy Burrows is excited to offer you a problem based approach to dermatology for small animal veterinarians in this distance taught course offered in Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine.

Please note: Courses are revised following each offering. Details of content and assessment are subject to change between offerings.

What will you learn?

On this course you'll learn:

  • a problem based approach to: pruritus, alopecia, papules, pustules, crusts, nodules and ulcerated lesions in dogs and cats
  • how to get a better outcome for your patients with skin disease using practical information that you can apply every day in your veterinary practice
  • how to get a diagnosis of skin and ear diseases in dogs and cats using techniques that you will learn and refine during the course that will improve the quality of your patient care and your practice income
  • recent advances in the management and therapy of dermatological disease; update your knowledge so you are aware of the advances in treatments for common skin diseases - when to treat- when to refer.

How the course works

Dermatology 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 dermatology course include: A practical practice-relevant approach to dermatology, lecturer authored course notes and interactive problem based exercises to help you bench mark your progress.

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.

Your lecturer

An experienced teacher and lecturer at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Mandy Burrows graduated from Murdoch University Veterinary School in 1985. Having completed residency training in two disciplines, pathology and internal medicine and dermatology, Mandy became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dermatology in 1998. Mandy currently works as the Director of the Dermatology clinic at Murdoch University.

Mandy currently works as the Director of the Animal Dermatology Clinic – Perth and as an Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine (Dermatology) at Murdoch University.

Mandy is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. In addition, Mandy is the Australian and New Zealand representative and Secretary of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology and the President of the World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology, 2020 to be held in Sydney. She is also a current co-editor of the international Veterinary Dermatology journal.

Course features

In-depth part-time study 24 teaching weeks spread over a 7-8 month period

Learning materials and facilities

  • Lecturer-authored notes
  • Study guide
  • Electronic library access
  • 2 day workshop (contact course): face to face or an online option for some sessions

Learning community

  • Online case discussion facilitated
  • Social forum

Assessment

  • Online case activities
  • Paper-based exam in a centre near you

Course requirements

  • Internet access: you need regular access to a computer and the internet so you can participate in class discussions and assessments online. A high speed internet connection is desirable but not essential.

Cost for international students

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.

DOMESTIC students:

Fees for domestic students are subsidised by the NZ government. See fees information for domestic students.

 

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AAVSB RACE Approval

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.

Contact workshop (contact course)

In 2017 the contact workshop for Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians will run alongside those for the Endocrinology and Emergency Medicine courses.

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).

Dates and timings*

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.

Massey University

In 2018 Massey University will celebrate 55 years of veterinary education.

Read more about the qualifications and courses in the MVM programme, how to enrol and fees, our supportive distance learning community and key dates and timing.

www.mvm.massey.ac.nz

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