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Tuesday, May 24 • 09:00 - 09:30
Importance of professional capabilities to veterinary medicine students

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Preparation of veterinary undergraduates for professional life is important for both the undergraduate and for the profession. Professional capabilities (those other than scientific understanding and clinical acumen) are acknowledged as important requirements to perform as a veterinarian. Educators are mandated by both universities and accrediting bodies to incorporate learning, teaching and assessment of such attributes in professional programs such as veterinary programs. However engagement in development of such attributes or attitudes by students during their university program is influenced by their motivation and their belief that they are important.   We report on findings from a study of veterinary students from five Australian veterinary programs over the years 2011 and 2014. Relationships of gender and other factors including age and year level (early, mid and late program) to veterinary student ranked importance of a range of professional capabilities will be described. The findings may be useful to veterinary educators for reflective practice on curriculum design and admissions policy 

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Adele Feakes

Senior Lecturer in Business & Practice Management, The University of Adelaide
I started in emergency practice and continued for 24 years as a rural practice owner. My teaching and research interests are business and entrepreneurial capabilities for veterinary science students and also PNG women in agriculture.

Tuesday May 24, 2016 09:00 - 09:30 ACST
City Room 4 Adelaide Convention Centre

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