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

Postgraduate Course: Veterinary Academic Practice 2 (March intake) (VESC12022)

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 2 core course will provide further teaching observation, as well as hands on teaching and student assessment, which will be supplemented with taught courses to build on the teaching from year 1.
Course description This core course will include:

1. Observation of multiple forms of clinical teaching.
2. Practical experience of clinical teaching and student assessment.
3. Practical experience of preparing and giving a clinical teaching session.
4. Reflection on their own teaching.
5. Feedback from others on their teaching.
6. Attendance at a selection of VMED workshops.
7. The possibility of enrolling for the Edinburgh Teaching Award

In this year 2 course, students will receive further training in the fundamentals of clinical teaching and assessment. They will continue to observe multiple forms of clinical teaching by experienced teaching staff, as well as undertaking clinical teaching and assessment themselves, informally reviewed by senior clinicians.

Additionally, students will prepare and give a teaching session, which will be formally assessed. Students will be encouraged and expected to undertake autonomous background subject reading, and include their findings in their planned teaching sessions, critiques and reflective summary. 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 for the Edinburgh Teaching Award, working towards their 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 70 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 70%
Practical Exam 30%

Portfolio (70%; LOs 1-5)
To consist of a teaching log summarizing:
a. Numbers and types of teaching sessions attended.
b. Numbers and types of teaching sessions given.
c. Numbers and types of student assessments performed.
d. A reflective summary of their own teaching.

Observed teaching (30%; LOs 1-5)
A teaching session constructed and performed by the student will be observed and assessed.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of effective clinical and didactic teaching and assessment.
  2. Perform small group teaching sessions to undergraduate students and provide student feedback.
  3. Identify and use resources (physical and theoretical) designed to facilitate clinical teaching and assessment.
  4. Construct and implement a new teaching session.
  5. Analyse and reflect on teaching sessions given by themselves.
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 course, students will:

1. Have an understanding of the principles and forms of clinical and other teaching and assessment.

2. Be able to perform small group clinical teaching sessions and student assessments.

3. Be able to locate resources (such as IT tools or references) to help support their clinical teaching.

4. Be able to construct and administer a new clinical teaching session.

5. Have the ability to self-reflect on teaching sessions given.
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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