Veterinary microbiology is logically sequenced through pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical subjects across the curriculum. Fundamental concepts mastered in first year, are expanded with increased complexity in third year. Practical classes provide “hands-on” learning that reinforces the lectures. Veterinary microbiology is then integrated with other disciplines and problem-solving skills are acquired through authentic problem-based learning sessions and case-based learning microbiology practical classes. Small-groups facilitate development of social and communication skills as well as self- and peer-evaluation. As learning evolves from teacher-centred to student-directed feedback shows the students become more engaged and confident. Clinical rotations further deepens student understanding of infectious disease.
|Publication status||Published - 26 May 2015|
|Event||PanPac Conference (Australian Veterinary Association and the New Zealand Veterinary Association): Veterinarians in Education, Research and Academia (VERA). - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 26 May 2015 → 26 May 2015
|Conference||PanPac Conference (Australian Veterinary Association and the New Zealand Veterinary Association)|
|Period||26/05/15 → 26/05/15|