Short Courses in Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary medicine is a branch of health care science and deals with the well-being of animals, including pets, food animals, horses and wild animals. This field covers diagnosis, therapy, prevention of diseases and injuries, as well as narrow fields such as blood transfusions.

Veterinary medicine studies begin with a Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, zoology, biology and others and should continue with a Master’s degree in veterinary medicine or a PhD. Students usually specialize in certain fields such as physiotherapy or dentistry or in groups of species. By monitoring and constantly improving the health of animals, public health is also maintained. Medicine schools and colleges offer competitive degrees for students passionate about animals, preparing them in both theoretical and practical expertise.

Graduates can become researchers focused on developing treatments and medicines for animals or practitioners who are known as veterinary physicians or vets. Career prospects are wide in the field and range from science teachers, marine biologists, park managers, zoo animal care specialists, to veterinary pathologists or animal assisted therapists.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Utrecht University

Certificate Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences
  • Mar 2017
  • EEA € 685 per module
  • International € 685 per module
  • 42 days

Economic issues play an important role in the often risky decisions that need to be made about disease control. The aim of this introductory course, which is intended for participants with an interest in the field of animal health economics, is to provide you with the basic economic principles and concepts that underlie decision-making about animal health problems.

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Utrecht University

Certificate Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA € 1,285 per module
  • International € 1,285 per module
  • 84 days

It is taught by epidemiologists from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and forms part of the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University. The aim of the 8-week course is to make you familiar with all the basic principles of veterinary epidemiology. In every learning unit, a specific veterinary epidemiology topic will be discussed, illustrated and combined with practical data analysis tasks and/or reading assignments, for an interactive learning experience.

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Utrecht University

Certificate Applied Economic Modeling for the Veterinary Sciences (Utrecht University; UMC Utrecht; Wageningen University)
  • Any time
  • EEA € 595 per module
  • International € 595 per module
  • 42 days

Economic modeling underpins decision-making in the entire field of animal health economics, so a good understanding of the issues and tools involved is vital. The aim of this hands-on course is to enable you to become familiar with using the relevant tools so that you can become more actively involved in economic decision-making, particularly with regard to disease control.

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National Taiwan University

Short Course Summer Program for Laboratory Research & Culture
  • Jul 2017
  • International € 2,250 per year
  • 42 days

NTU's Summer+2 allows students to take advantage of NTU’s state-of-the-art laboratories while also taking a closerlook into the island's East Asian culture. This six-week program combines laboratory research with access to ourExploring Taiwan courses (conducted in English), four lectures, and four complementary field trips investigating the topics of Taiwanese Environment and Resources as well as Taiwanese Social Culture.

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