‘Veterinarians must have latest skills’

Sessions will cover major areas related to DVM curriculum

Our Correspondent May 08, 2018

LAHORE: Young veterinarians should know about working in the practical field with livestock farmers and working on commercial farm houses on exotic animals by adopting the latest methods and skills for the treatment of animals.

This was stated by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore (UVAS) Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani as he addressed the inaugural session of weeklong training on “Mapping of DVM Curriculum for OIE Compliance and Integrated Learning Interventions.” The training was conducted under the project of “In-service Training Facility of Advance Veterinary Education and Professional Development for Veterinary Professionals” funded by Punjab government at city campus Lahore on Monday.

Faculty of Biosciences Dean Prof Dr Habibur Rehman, Associate Professor Dr Hafsa Zainab and a number of participants were present on the occasion. While speaking to participants, Prof Masood Rabbani said that in recent years, the DVM curriculum was updated according to modern-day needs to curb disease related issues.

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He added Punjab livestock department worked actively and provided all possible clinical services to poor livestock farmers at their doorsteps for the development of livestock sector.

The training programme is designed, keeping in view local and global expectations from graduating veterinarians as well as the evolving teaching-learning paradigms. Besides, there are discussions that the DVM curriculum in Pakistan can benefit from improved alignment with OIE guidelines regarding Day-1 competencies and Veterinary Education Core Curriculum.

Many eminent professors and professionals delivered lectures to participants about the evolving need to map DVM curriculum for international compliances and accreditations. Further down the track, they will be trained for development of table of specifications to ensure alignment of intended learning of students with teaching-assessment practices through modular learning interventions.

Lastly, the participants will be guided through review of the existing curriculum while applying the learning achieved in the earlier sessions. The week-long training would cover major areas related to DVM curriculum, local wisdom and global compliance requirements.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 8th, 2018.


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