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Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) Avian medicine course aims to develop your interest and knowledge of the medicine and surgery of birds, both wild and captive.
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:
The learning materials and lecturer facilitated discussions, will help you maximise your learning.
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.
The course uses:
Brett is an avian veterinarian with 15 years of clinical experience in the care of captive and wild birds and reptiles. He has worked in private veterinary practice gaining Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Health. He gained his PhD in Zoology researching bird reproduction and nutrition in Tasmania, Australia. Brett now runs the avian and wildlife clinic at Wildbase, Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, provides diagnostic services and husbandry advice to the New Zealand Department of Conservation and teaches in veterinary science and ecology. He is keenly interested in the conservation of endangered birds and reptiles.
In-depth part-time study 24 teaching weeks spread over a 7-8 month period
Learning materials and facilities
"Just wanted to say it was awesome meeting everyone (well, nearly everyone) at the contact course. It's nice to have faces to put with the postings now!! Thanks also to Brett (and Linda and co). The course was fantastic!"
"The course has been the highlight of my veterinary year and I've enjoyed it immensely - a big thanks for all the effort you have put in to have created such a stimulating course and to have steered it so well. I'll be strongly recommending it to anyone who has an interest in avian/exotic medicine."
There will be a 3 day on-campus workshop held at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. 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.
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||October 2019|
|Course start||February 2020|
|Contact Workshop||Check dates here|
|Exam period||October – November 2020|
|Course end||November 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.
For more information on delivery and cost please visit the Massey University course site (detailed offering information for 2020 courses will be available from October 2019).
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Last updated on Tuesday 08 October 2019