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  • A Hybrid Curriculum WithA Hybrid Curriculum With Clinical Trackingg

    Purdue University School of Veterinary MedicineSchool of Veterinary Medicine

  • ODVM Learning OutcomesProblem sol ing skills Problem-solving skills

    Communication skillsL i kill Learning skills

    Teamwork skills Information management skills Financial and business management skills

  • Philosophy of the DVM Curriculum Limit required course load to 18 credits Focus on principles & concepts Promote interdisciplinary integration Provide all students with a broad overview Provide all students with a broad overview

    of all major domestic speciesTracking in clinical studies Tracking in clinical studies

  • Philosophy of the DVM Curriculum Actively engage the student Promote independent, lifelong learningg g Develop problem-solving skills, critical

    thinking skillsthinking skills Develop communication & teamwork skills

  • Delivery MethodDelivery Method Problem-based learning (PBL)g ( )

    Student-centered, active learning Faculty-intensivey Requires a major change in mindset

    Traditional lecture/lab Traditional lecture/lab Efficient

    Passive Passive Decided on Hybrid Curriculum: PBL

    i t t d ith t diti l l t /l bintegrated with traditional lecture/labs

  • 1st Year Normal Animal1 Year Normal AnimalCredits

    A t I & II 6 5 Anatomy I & II 6.5 Histology & Embryology I & II 6 Physiology I & II 7 Physiology I & II 7 Neuroscience 2 Immunology 2gy Principles of Pharmacology 1.5 Professionalism, Jurisprudence & Ethics 1 Grand Rounds 0 Behavior, Husbandry & Diag Tech I & II 4 Applications & Integrations I & II 6 Applications & Integrations I & II 6

  • Applications & Integrations (A&I)Applications & Integrations (A&I) Series of problem-based p

    learning courses in semesters 1-4S d k i Students work in groups of 7 with a tutor

    Work through clinical Work through clinical cases that emphasize basic science principles

    Oral examinations

  • A&I GoalsA&I Goals Students acquire, integrate

    d l i f ti tand apply information to solve problems I t d t f Increase students sense of responsibility for learning

    Improve understanding of Improve understanding of how basic science material provides foundation forprovides foundation for solving problems

    Improve retentionp

  • A&I GoalsA&I Goals Increase studentsIncrease students

    awareness of ethical and societal issues

    Foster development of good communication, teamwork and interpersonal skillsF d l f Foster development of self-assessment skills

  • Behavior Husbandry andBehavior, Husbandry and Diagnostic Techniques Courses

    Labs provide broad exposure to many species yearly in curriculum

    Restraint, husbandry, ph sical e amsphysical exams

    Expose students to production methods ofproduction methods of various species

    Federal accreditation instruction

  • Behavior Husbandry andBehavior, Husbandry and Diagnostic Techniques Courses

    Enable students to develop psychomotordevelop psychomotor skills throughout curriculum

    Aid students in choosing track

    Comprehensive practical exams

  • First Year - Normal Animal

    Profession-alism

    Behavior, Husbandry,

    A&I alism

    Basic Science

    Husbandry, Dx Tech

  • 2nd Year Response to Injury and Disease2nd Year Response to Injury and DiseaseCredits

    General & Systemic Pathology 8 General & Systemic Pathology 8 Clinical Pathology 4 Bacteriology/Mycology 4 Bacteriology/Mycology 4 Virology 3 Parasitology I & II 5Parasitology I & II 5 Principles of Epidemiology 1 Pharmacology I & II & Prin Toxicology 5Pharmacology I & II & Prin Toxicology 5 Grand Rounds 0 Behavior, Husbandry & Diag Tech III 1, y g Applications & Integrations III & IV 5

  • 3 d Y C /El ti F t3rd Year Core/Elective Format Courses organized along species lines Courses organized along species lines Core Courses

    Required for all tracksRequired for all tracks Cover all major domestic species and major

    disciplinesS l ti R i d Selection Required Minimum number of required credits in a discipline Student chooses species focusStudent chooses species focus

    Electives Based on track and career goalsg

  • Third Year

    Core

    Selection Req

    ElectiveElective

  • Core

    Semester 5 Selection ReqElective

    Semester 5

    CoreSelection ReqElective

    Semester 6

  • 3 d Y Di i & T t t3rd Year - Diagnosis & Treatment

    Core CreditsCore Credits SA Medicine/Surgery 5.5 Equine Medicine/Surgery 2 5 Equine Medicine/Surgery 2.5 Ruminant Med/Surgery 2 Swine Production Medicine 1Swine Production Medicine 1 Anesthesia, Surgery, Emerg Medicine 2 General Surgery Lab 1General Surgery Lab 1 Achieving Success in Private Practice 1.5

  • 3 d Y Di i & T t t3rd Year - Diagnosis & Treatment

    Core CreditsCore Credits Public Health & Zoonoses 2

    Di ti I i 1 Diagnostic Imaging 1 Comparative Theriogenology 1 Ophthalmology 0.5 Grand Rounds 0 Clinical Applications 2

  • Clinical ApplicationsClinical Applications 3rd year progression of A&I courses into3 year progression of A&I courses into

    clinics Mon Wed Fri AM; Tues Thurs PM Mon, Wed, Fri AM; Tues, Thurs PM Each student spends:

    1 week in LAM 1 week in LAS 1 week in SAM 1 week in SAS/SA community practice 0.5 week in Diagnostic Lab

  • 3 d Y Di i & T t t3rd Year - Diagnosis & TreatmentSelection RequiredSelection Required Surgery Labs TheriogenologyTheriogenology Toxicology Epidemiology Epidemiology Diagnostic Imaging

  • 4th Y T k S l ti4th Year Track SelectionSmall Animal Small Animal

    Equine Food Animal Large AnimalLarge Animal Companion Animal

    Mixed Animal Mixed Animal Non-practice

  • 4th Y Cli i l R t ti4th Year Clinical Rotations 17 3-week blocks 17 3-week blocks Required for all tracks:

    Medicine (SA and/or LA) Medicine (SA and/or LA) Surgery (SA and/or LA)

    Community practice block (1 care) Community practice block (1 care) Anesthesia Ancillary (Clin path micro necropsy)Ancillary (Clin path, micro, necropsy) Externship (6 weeks) Emergency Medicine/ICU (not counted in theEmergency Medicine/ICU (not counted in the

    17 blocks)

  • Evolutionary ChangesEvolutionary Changes Reduced 4th sem A&I to 2 credits toReduced 4 sem A&I to 2 credits to

    increase Systemic Pathology credits Modified the A&I courses to reduce Modified the A&I courses to reduce

    number of faculty tutor slotsEli i t d 2nd t f Cli i l Eliminated 2nd semester of Clinical Applications to accommodate electives

  • Evolutionary ChangesEvolutionary Changes Adjusted schedule to maximize elective j

    availability and balance student work load Combined electivesCombined electives

    Equine Toxicology + Food Animal Toxicology Large Animal Toxicologyg gy

    3rd year SA Imaging lecture course became prerequisite for 4th year Imagingbecame prerequisite for 4 year Imaging Block

  • Increased Focus on CommunicationIncreased Focus on Communication Skills, Diversity, Critical Thinking

    Incorporated into A&I courses: MBTIMBTI DiSC assessment Bayer communications modulesBayer communications modules Diversity issues Information literacy Information literacy Evidence-based medicine

  • Fourth Year ChangesFourth Year Changes Combined two tracks: Swine and BovineCombined two tracks: Swine and Bovine

    Tracks Food Animal Track Added business assignment to externship Added business assignment to externship Added electives Changed from 10 5-week blocks to 17 3-

    week blocks to accommodate additional required blocks

    Added community practice requirementy p q

  • StrengthsStrengths A&I courses engage students and improve g g p

    understanding of basic sciences A&I encourages development ofA&I encourages development of

    independent learning skills, communication skills, teamworkcommunication skills, teamwork

    Faculty get to know students earlier in the curriculum by tutoringcurriculum by tutoring

  • StrengthsStrengths Hands-on experience from 1st semesterHands on experience from 1 semester

    motivates students Flexibility Flexibility Core/elective format allows addition of

    electives in emerging areas e g Shelterelectives in emerging areas, e.g. Shelter MedicineS d il i l h i Students can tailor curriculum to their interests

    Tracking aids in student recruitment

  • StrengthsStrengths Students have a broad enough education Students have a broad enough education

    to be successful on NAVLE regardless of tracktrack

    Students can achieve more extensive li i l i i f dclinical experience in a focused area

    Graduates are practice-ready

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