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The Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) is an online 120 credit (1200 hours) master’s offered online to domestic and international veterinarians. The MVM programme allows veterinarians to complete individual courses of study or put them together for a qualification. Each course in the MVM is 15 credits (150 hours).
The highest-level qualification is the Master of Veterinary Medicine. Other qualifications include the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (PGDipVSc) (120 credits) and the Postgraduate Certificate of Science and Technology (PGCertScTech) (60 credits). The master’s degree and PGDipVSc allow a subject endorsement showing the emphasis of your study.
The 120 credit MVM degree is made up for four or five x 15 credit courses. There are three ways to complete the final 45 or 60 credit research reports (called capstone courses). Two of these are research reports (45 and 60 credits). The third capstone option for the MVM is a 45 credit practicum paper designed for students to spend three full time months under supervision with an expert in any discipline of veterinary science.
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), 118.761, Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine and 118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology which are offered every year. The duration of most courses is 24 teaching weeks over two semesters (seven to eight months total).
Exceptions are the epidemiology courses, 118.785 and 118.786, which are single semester (either February–June or July–November)
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 2019 can be found in specific course descriptions and here.
|Course Name||Workshop date|
|118.752 Canine and Feline Endocrinology||27-29 Aug 2019|
|118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine||27-29 Aug 2019|
|118.762 Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians||27-29 Aug 2019|
|118.771 Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians||2-4 July 2019 9-11 July 2019|
|118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility||2-4 July 2019|
|118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology - sem 1 only||14-16 May 2019|
|118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology||19-21 Nov 2019|
|118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice||19-21 Nov 2019|
|118. 763 Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery||19-21 Nov 2019|
|118.776 Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Vets||26-28 Nov 2019|
|118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology – sem 2 only||27-29 Aug 2019|
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.
The following 15 credit courses you are also able to integrate into your MVM studies and are run from Auckland Airport, Manawatu Campus or online.
115.764 Leadership and Teamwork
115.765 Managing People and Organisations
115.766 Managing Financial Resources
115.768 Marketing Analysis and Strategy
115.769 Business Economics
115.774 Operations and Supply Chain Management
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Last updated on Wednesday 08 May 2019