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Teaching veterinary clinical skills and implementation of ethics in veterinary medicine (FERTHIK II)

Methods:

  • Practical exercises on models/simulators
  • Development of models/simulators
  • Supervised small group teaching in peer-teaching
  • Learning using video materials
  • Reflection on animal welfare and ethics


Project description:

The project "Teaching veterinary clinical skills and implementation of ethics in veterinary medicine (FERTHIK II)" is a follow-up project of "FERTHIK - Teaching veterinary clinical skills under special recognition of ethical aspects". In the course of these projects, the Clinical Skills Lab (CSL) was established at the TiHo and the range of learning stations was continuously expanded. In the CSL, learning and practicing clinical skills on models is possible for veterinary students of all semesters, with the effect that the exercises on live animals are not further extended. FERTHIK aims to improve teaching in the area of ​​practical skills of students in dealing with pets and farm animals, taking into account animal welfare and ethical issues (skills and attitudes), thus increasing the practical relevance of veterinary studies. Within the project, simulators and models are developed in the Skills Lab in collaboration with the clinics and institutes of the TiHo. As a further component of the learning stations and models in the CSL, in addition to practicing the practical activities, questions of animal welfare and animal ethics are discussed, which are related to practical activities and which a veterinarian is confronted with. By deliberate practice of practical skills on models in a "safe" environment, students develop a routine in performing a veterinary skill before the first intervention on a live animal. The students also have the opportunity to perform so-called "day-one competencies" several times on the simulators and to develop their own self-confidence through repeated practice in order to be well prepared and competent as a novice in the everyday life of a veterinarian, which also benefits animal welfare in practice. The clinical skills that can be practiced at the learning stations are recorded and the video material for preparation and follow-up is made available on the YouTube channel TiHoVideos.

 

Funding:

FERTHIK II, Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Federal and State programme: Teaching Quality Pact)

 

Project Lead:

Prof. Dr. Andrea Tipold (Andrea.Tipold@tiho-hannover.de; 0511-953-6411)

Small Animal Clinic, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany
Dr. Elisabeth Schaper (Elisabeth.Schaper@tiho-hannover.de; 0511-953-8036)

Center for E-Learning, Didactics and Educational Research (ZELDA), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany
Dr. Sandra Wissing (Sandra.Wissung@tiho-hannover.de; 0511-856-8360)

Center for E-Learning, Didactics and Educational Research (ZELDA), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany
Prof. Dr. Peter Kunzmann (Peter.Kunzmann@tiho-hannover.de; 0511-856-8959).

Institute for Animal Hygiene, Animal Welfare and Farm Animal Behaviour, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Germany

 

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