MSc in Veterinary Education

Category: Current

The MSc in Veterinary Education is a unique and flexible programme of study developed at the Royal Veterinary College, London.

This innovative qualification:

  • is aimed at veterinary and para-veterinary professionals working in education and workplace training
  • offers a flexible programme of study with multiple entry and exit points
  • is delivered either as a Distance Learning or as a Face to Face option (at our Hawkshead campus in Hertfordshire)
  • is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (PG Cert)
  • will develop your skills as an educator and enhance your career.

The programme harnesses the expertise of educators at the LIVE (Lifelong Independent Veterinary Education) Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning and is led by the Course Directors, Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher and Mr Kim Whittlestone.

The programme structure

Vet Ed Progression Steps

The RVC’s Vet Ed Certificate programme supported my continuing development as an educator on many levels. In the short term it provided a number of new approaches which could be deployed quickly to improve my current teaching. On a deeper level it challenged my thinking around what effective higher education is and how I can respond to the evolving needs of students. “

James Gazzard, 2011 PG Certificate graduate

Current MSc Veterinary Education Research Projects

Projects to be submitted in 2016

  • Impact of immediate generic feedback on student’s performance in subsequent assignments. Author: Belinda Andrews-Jones (RVC), Supervised by: Mr Kim Whittlestone
  • An inductive study into the learned experiences of work based student veterinary nurses to identify strategies for success.               Author: Catherine Phillips (Hartpury College) , Supervised by: Elizabeth Chan
  • Effects on learning gain for numeracy skills following the introduction of a foundational skills course for veterinary nursing students.      Author: Kerry Henry (TAFE Queensland Brisbane), Supervised by: Ayona Silva-Fletcher
  • Search for the causes of student discomfort in using microscopes. Author: Balazs Szladovits (RVC), Supervised by: Ayona Silva-Fletcher
  • Challenges of RVNs as DLs and Level 3 to 5 HE course difficulties. Author: Rachel Baugh (Harper Adams), Supervised by: Prof Stephen May

Projects completed in 2015

  • An examination of the use of web-based Reusable Learning Objects by Animal and Veterinary Nursing students (2015) Author: Emily Chapman-Waterhouse (Harper Adams University), Supervised by: Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher & Mr Kim Whittlestone.
  • Student Perceptions of Using First-Person Video to Facilitate Reflection During Psychomotor Skills Training, Author: Julie Settlage (Virginia Tech, USA), Supervised by: Prof Stephen May.
  • Usefulness of crossword puzzles for learning veterinary terminology (2015) Author: Angel Sebio (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Supervised by: Prof Stephen May.
  • Clinical reasoning by veterinary students in the first opinion setting: Is it encouraged, is it practised? Author: Karen Humm (RVC), Supervised by: Prof Stephen May.
  • Use of mathematical and statistical methods to enhance quality assurance processes for assessment of a pre-clinical veterinary undergraduate course (2015) Author: Brian Catchpole (RVC), Supervised by: Mr Kim Whittlestone.

We have listed below some quick links to our MSc web pages which you may find useful;

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