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This course will help you increase your knowledge of the aetiology, epidemiology, management and prevention of calf disease. It will focus on a practical, cost-effective, but holistic approach to the evaluation of calf health, management and production both at a general level and specific individual farm basis.
Please note: Courses are revised following each offering. Details of content and assessment are subject to change between offerings.
On this course you will learn:
This course is taught via distance learning (you may know it as continuing education, distance education or continuing professional development) by a recognised international expert in his field. In this course, you will use a mixture of provided information, textbooks, literature, and online sessions to support and consolidate your learning.
Anthony Andrews obtained his veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. Following over five years in mixed veterinary practice, he undertook a PhD in bovine tooth development in health and disease. He then became a Senior Veterinary Officer with the Meat and Livestock Commission, where his duties included health policy and implementation at five bull testing centres, two breed evaluation units, and a calf and beef unit at the National Agricultural Centre. In 1979 he became Senior Lecturer in Farm Animal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College and remained until January 1997. He has produced over 130 papers on veterinary management, nutrition, welfare, health and medicine and has written or edited over ten books. He has lectured on cattle health and diseases especially calf problems in many parts of the world. Since 1997, he has acted as an independent veterinary consultant to veterinary surgeons, farmers, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural organisations, insurance companies, etc.
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).
|Enrolments open||1 October 2017|
|Course start||July 2018|
|Exam period||February 2019|
|Course end||February 2019|
*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 Friday 08 September 2017