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"Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?" MOOC to run again

The Dick Vet’s ‘Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?’ MOOC is to run for a second time in january 2015.

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The Dick Vet offers three MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in last year for the first time offered one for students to learn about the first year of a veterinary degree. This MOOC proved so popular that we have brought it back and it will run for a second time, starting on January 12th 2015.

‘Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?’ is for anyone interested in learning more about Veterinary Medicine, giving a “taster” of courses covered in the first year of a veterinary degree and an idea of what it is like to study Veterinary Medicine. It will be of interest to those considering Veterinary Medicine as a career or those about to embark on their studies, as well as those keen to learn more about this profession generally or who are involved with caring for animals.

Over the five weeks the course will provide a taster of the subjects covered during the first year of the degree. It includes information on the profession’s past, present and future, as well as an introduction to body systems, basic animal care, and veterinary professional and clinical skills.

The Coursera Partnership

These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are being delivered via the Coursera partnership - a network of leading international universities which offer short undergraduate-level online courses free of charge.

If you are interested in the School's MOOCs, more information can be found on the Coursera website where you can also sign up for the courses.