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Join Wendy for an in-depth study of orthopedic surgery. Canine and Feline Orthopedics is a taught distance course offered in Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine Programme (MVM).
On this course you'll learn:
Orthopaedics 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 orthpaedics course include: lecturer authored study guide, problem-based exercises and the contact course supported by SECUROS.
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.
Wendy is currently Associate Professor in small animal surgery the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, completed an internship at Cornell and spent four years in emergency practice before specialising in small animal surgery and joining the staff at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Wendy has a special interest in sporting and working dog medicine as well as rehabilitation of small animals and holds Certification for Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). In 2013 she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - canine specialty.
Wendy’s role includes surgical teaching, clinical work and development of the sports medicine and rehabilitation service. Her research interests include: oxidant stress and injury in sporting dogs, bone healing using omental grafting, tendon and ligament injury and healing in dogs, osteoarthritis, and elbow collateral ligament dysfunction in elbow dysplasia.
TITLE: Brinker, Piermattei, and Flo’s Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair
AUTHOR: De Camp, D.E., Johnston, S ., Dejardin, L. M., & Schaefer, S.L.
ISBN: 9781437723649 (pbk)
EDITION: 5th ed
Publisher: Elsevier, St. Louis, Mo: 2016
TITLE: Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal Expert Consult (Two volume set).
AUTHOR: Johnston SA and Tobias KM
ISBN: 9780323320658 (hbk.)
EDITION: 2nd ed
PUBLISHER: Elsevier, Saunders 2017
TITLE Small animal surgery
AUTHOR: Forrum, T.W
EDITION: 5th ed
PUBLISHER: Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2019
NOTES: These textbooks are recommended for this paper. You may wish to purchase a personal copy. As an enrolled student you will have access to the ebook format of the current (5th) edition of Brinker, Piermattei, and Flo and the previous editions of the other texts so you can get a feel for each textbook.
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).
For more information on delivery and cost please visit the Massey University course site
|Enrolments open||1 October 2018|
|Course start||15 July 2019|
|Exam period||10 - 15 February 2020|
|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 07 May 2019