Vet colleges partner to improve vet education through the Gates Foundation
Vet colleges partner to improve vet education through the Gates Foundation. The digital platform will be designed in collaboration with the University of Gondar College of Veterinary Medicine in Ethiopia and the Royal University of Agriculture Faculty of Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine in Cambodia, ensuring that the resources can be easily delivered and used by veterinary educational establishments in developing countries, the announcement said.
The colleges will collaborate to create digital platforms to house educational resources for veterinary faculty around the globe.
The long-term goal is to enable veterinary faculties around the world to select the most relevant components and modify the materials to meet their specific needs.
The educational content will incorporate case-based learning in the classroom and will be specifically relevant for veterinarians working with smallholder farmers, the announcement said.
A self-guided evaluation tool aligned with OIE recommendations and core curriculum will also be available on the platform, which will allow veterinary schools to assess the proficiency of their veterinary graduates regarding OIE Day-1 Competencies.
The educational resources and teaching tools will initially focus on herd health management and infectious disease epidemiology, emphasizing emerging diseases, disease management, outbreak investigation, biosecurity, veterinary products, nutrition and animal welfare. These resources will be tested by partner institutions in Ethiopia and Cambodia in 2020.