MVM course dates

All courses by subject

Most courses in the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) programme are offered once every second year. Exceptions are the capstone courses (118.851, 118.852, 118.853), Emergency Medicine (118.761) and the epidemiology courses (118.785 and 118.786) which are offered every year.

The duration of most courses is 24 teaching weeks over two semesters (7 to 8 months total):

  • semesters 1 and 2 (late February to early November) or
  • semesters 2 and 3 (mid July to mid February).

Exceptions are the epidemiology courses, which are single semester (either February–June or July–November), and business courses which are approximately 3 months.

For every course you pass, you receive a certificate of completion.

Choose any courses you want, or courses from a select group if doing an endorsed MVM or PGDipVCS.
Learn how to enrol.

Courses offered in February 2017

Companion animal courses:

Clinical Reproduction and Fertility
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology

Production animal courses:

Advances in Ruminant Nutrition

Equine courses:
Epidemiology courses:

Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology

Business courses:

Marketing

Courses offered in July 2017

Companion animal courses:

Ophthalmology
Orthopedic Surgery 
Neurology 

Production animal courses:

Cattle Lameness

Equine courses:

Studies in Equine Lameness

Epidemiology courses:

Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Business courses:

Dispute Resolution

Courses offered in February 2018

Companion animal courses:

Avian Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Oncology
Soft Tissue Surgery

Production animal courses:

Mastitis Management

Equine courses:

Equine Diagnostic Imaging

Epidemiology courses:

Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology

Business courses:

Accounting

Courses offered in July 2018

Companion animal courses:

Cardiorespiratory Medicine
Clinical Pathology
Diagnostic Imaging

Gastroenterology

Production animal courses:

Calf Medicine

Equine courses:

Equine Gastroenterology

Epidemiology courses:

Applied Veterinary Epidemiology

Business courses:

Leadership and People

Key dates for courses

We advise you to enrol early in the enrolment period since student numbers are limited to 30. Early enrolment also ensures that you receive study materials before the course starts. Learn how to enrol

Contact workshop dates for 2017 can be found in specific course descriptions and here.

Course Name Workshop date
118.752 Canine and Feline Endocrinology 30-31 Aug 2017
118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology 28-29 Nov 2017
118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice 29-30 Nov 2017
118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine 29-30 Aug 2017
118.762 Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians 30-31 Aug 2017
118.763 Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery 28-30 Nov 2017
118.771 Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians 20-22 Jun 2017
118.776 Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians 05-07 Dec 2017
118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 20-22 Jun 2017
118.778 Advanced Studies in Equine Lameness for Veterinarians 05-07 Dec 2017
118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 11-13 Apr 2017
118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 29-31 Aug 2017

NB: From 2016 completions must follow the regulations as outlined in  Introduction to the MVM capstone courses (253 KB)

Weekly time commitment per course

Each course offered over 2 semesters involves about 5-6 hours of work per week – one-eighth of a full-time workload.

For each epidemiology course (15 credits) plan to spend 10-15 hours of study per week during the semester.
For business courses students should plan for 25 hours of study per week for the period of the course.

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