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On this course you will learn about recent advances in nutrition science, and how to couple these with practical feed assessment and formulation. All with the objective of maximising health and production in ruminant species focussing on dairy as a base system. For aspects of coursework we encourage you to select the species or system that is of key interest to you.
Advances in ruminant nutrition 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 and reviews 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 advances in ruminant nutrition course include: lecturer authored course notes, the opportunity to attend real time webinars with Ian in each module and a student orientated contact course with guest lecturers. Join Ian for an in-depth, interactive study of Ruminant Nutrition.
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.
Ian’s general interests are in improving the profitability of ruminant production. A Sydney graduate, Ian has spent time in veterinary practice and completed his PhD in 1990 at Davis with majors in Nutrition and Epidemiology. He has been on faculty at the Universities of California and Sydney. Ian is an Adjunct Professor in Veterinary Science and specialist in medicine (Production and Medicine of Dairy Cattle), registered in most states of Australia. He is a past president of the Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians and the Cattle Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.
He is well published and has been recipient of both the Australian veterinary professions highest honour (Gilruth Prize in 2009) and the Australian Dairy Science Award (2010). Currently he is managing director of SBScibus a company involved in research and providing integrated advisory services to dairy, beef and sheep properties.
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 NZ$195-400.
Fees for domestic students are subsidised by the NZ government. See fees information for domestic students.
There will be a 3 day on-campus workshop held at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. This will 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 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).
The Contact Workshop will next run between 20-22 June 2017
This course will next be offered in February 2019.
You may also be interested in online oiled wildlife response training. This course is available for both veterinarians and non-veterinarians
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Last updated on Thursday 14 June 2018