University Curriculum

2nd year:

Topic: Clinical Methods in exotic pet medicine (Introduction)
Duration: 2 h
Type: Lectures
Aims: Continuation of the introduction to the main aspects of the correct clinical evaluation with special emphasis in blood sampling methods
Course notes: Power Point Presentation
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Berne none

4th year:

Topic:Block course Clinical Methods in exotic pets, wildlife, zoo animals and fishes
Duration:2 weeks
Type:Lectures, case studies, journal paper analyses, student presentations, practical training 40h
Aims:Basic theoretical and practical knowledge in anatomy, biology and clinical examination of exotic pets, wildlife and fish. Presentations of main diseases in rabbits and rodents, wildlife and fishes. Introduction to zoo animal medicine. Special emphasis on critical evaluation of published data and legal issues.
Course notes:Power Point Presentations, Journal papers, interactive CD ROM, Books
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Berne:This 2 weeks course is a joined course with the Division for Zoo Animal and Fish Pathology (Prof. H. Segner) It is teached both at Bern and Zuerich (by rotation of teaching staff)

Small Animal Track
4th year

Topic: Advanced clinical methods in exotic pet medicine
Duration: 18h
Type: Lectures, Paper analyses
Aims: Improved knowledge in avian, reptile, ferret medicine and surgery.
Course notes: Power Point Presentations, Journal papers, interactive CD ROM, Books
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Berne none, in future years teleteaching for selected lectures planned.

5th year

Topic:Rotations in Clinic
Duration:3 weeks per student
Type:Practical training (Perceptorship)
Aims:Practical clinical examination of exotic pets and conatc with owner
Course notes:Journal papers, interactive CD ROM, Books
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Bernenone

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