University-Electives

Topic: Elective in zoo animal medicine (Advanced)

Duration: 1 week
Type: Lectures, practical training and student presentations at Zurich Zoo, on site visits
Aims: Theoretical knowledge in the biology and medical management of main zoo animal orders (Mammalian carnivores, Megavertebrates, Primates, Birds and Reptiles, special emphasis on anaesthesia, conservation and legal issues.
Course notes: Power Point Presentations, Journal papers, Books, on-site visitations, practical
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Berne:

Candidates accepted

Topic: Elective in zoo animal research (Zoo Research Camp)

Duration: 10 d
Type:On Site Visits, reports, reasearch work and student presentations at a host facility (usually, another zoo)
Aims: Introduction practical experience in zoo animal and wildlife research
Course notes: Journal papers, Books
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Berne: Candidates accepted
For a description of the second ZRC, please click here

Topic: Elective in Wildlife Biology and Diseases

Duration: 8 x 1 hour
Type: Lectures
Aims: Different presentations on a main topic, which changes annually. Mainly external speakers
Course notes: None
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Berne: open for students of both faculties
Topic: Elective Case presentations in exotic pets medicine
Duration:Daily ½ - 1 h
Type: Case presentation by residents
AimsPresentation and discussion of current cases with special emphasis of evaluation of diagnostic imaging methods.
Course notes: None
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Berne: open for students of both faculties

Topic: Elective Advanced exotic pet medicine

Duration: Weekly 1 hour
Type: Student presentations, paper analysis
Aims: Discussion of different topics of exotic pet medicine
Course notes: Books, notes
Connection to Vetsuisse Faculty Berne: open for students of both faculties.

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