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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Veterinary Academic Practice 3 (VESC12008)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis year 3 core course will provide further experience of veterinary teaching (observation and hands on) and student assessment, and will include collection of feedback from those they teach. Taught courses will be available to build on the teaching from years 1 and 2.
Course description This core course will include:
1. Observation and practical experience of multiple forms of clinical teaching.
2. Practical experience of preparing and giving a teaching session and obtaining feedback.
3. Feedback from others on their teaching.
4. The opportunity to reflect on their own teaching and feedback.
5. Attendance of a selection of VMED workshops.
6. The possibility of enrolling for the Edinburgh teaching award

In this year 3 course, students will receive further training in clinical teaching and assessment. They will continue to observe multiple forms of clinical teaching, as well as undertaking different types of teaching and assessment themselves, informally reviewed by senior clinicians.

Additionally, students will prepare and give a teaching session (different to that in year 2), which will be formally assessed. In this course they will also have to obtain and reflect on feedback from those they have taught. Autonomous background subject reading will be encouraged and guided. Students will be expected to attend at least 1 workshop (agreed on by their supervisor) from VMED.

Depending on availability, and with supervisor approval students will have the opportunity to enrol or continue working towards the Edinburgh Teaching Award, working towards an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Portfolio (80%; all LOs). To consist of a teaching log summarizing:«br /»
a. Numbers and types of teaching sessions attended/given.«br /»
b. Numbers and types of student assessments performed.«br /»
c. Student feedback, with details of how it was obtained.«br /»
d. A reflective summary of their own teaching and response to feedback obtained.«br /»
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2. Observed teaching (20%; all LOs)«br /»
A new teaching session constructed and performed by the student will be observed and assessed.«br /»
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Undertake a range of teaching formats such as: small group teaching sessions, poster presentations and lectures.
  2. Identify and use resources (physical and theoretical) designed to facilitate clinical teaching.
  3. Construct and implement a new teaching session.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the use of feedback, by obtaining feedback from students following a teaching session and reflecting on it.
  5. Analyse and reflect on teaching sessions given and feedback obtained.
Reading List
Maintained by VMED. There are multiple courses and workshops available as well as online learning resources.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills On completion of this course, students will:
1. Have experience of performing multiple forms of clinical teaching.
2. Be able to use resources (such as IT tools or references) to help support their clinical teaching.
3. Be able to construct and administer a new clinical teaching session.
4. Obtain student feedback from a teaching session.
5. Have the ability to use self-reflection to build on feedback obtained from teaching sessions.
KeywordsVeterinary,Specialist,Clinical,Academic Practice,Diploma,Professional Doctorate
Course organiserMiss Carolyn Morton
Tel: (0131 6)51 7394
Course secretaryMrs Emma Pineau
Tel: (0131 6)51 9198
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