Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
The Dick Vet offers several MOOCS.
In July 2012 the University of Edinburgh joined the Coursera consortium. Coursera offers short online courses, called Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. They are presented by top universities and in a range of subjects, all entirely free of charge.
The Dick Vet was one of the first schools within the University to offer a MOOC, and now offers several MOOCs:
*we collaborated on the content of this MOOC, hosted by University of Nottingham.
A free online course has been developed by UK Vet Schools to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the availability of work experience.
This two-week long course is valuable preparation for entry into the world of veterinary medicine and we currently accept this as counting toward the work experience requirement for 2023 entry undergraduate admissions. Please note that greater emphasis is placed on practical work experience placements.
Learn what it takes to become a vet and explore the challenges of the vet profession to decide if it's the right career for you.
We collaborated on the content of this MOOC, hosted by University of Nottingham.
This course provides a basic overview of what is involved in the first year of a Veterinary Medicine degree. Over five weeks, the course covers 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.
This course allows learners to develop an understanding of some of the main welfare issues that animals have to cope with, as well as gaining an insight into the behavioural needs and the emotions of dogs, cats, farmed animals and captive wildlife.
What is your cat revealing to you when she purrs? What is your dog expressing when he yawns or wags his tail? Understanding your cat and dog’s behaviour and the way they communicate with you, will enable you to better understand their needs and strengthen your relationship with them.
The course looks at the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks through to commercial farms. The focus is primarily on laying hens and meat chickens (broilers) although many of the principles are relevant to other types of poultry. The course is likely to be of interest to people who own chickens as pets or keep a small hobby flock, commercial egg and chicken meat producers, veterinarians and vet nurses.
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By 2050, the world will require 70% more food for a global population of 9.6 billion. Breeding programmes are key for managing and improving populations in wild and domestic agriculture. So, how do we sustainably feed an ever-increasing population? How can we design and upgrade breeding programmes using data science?
In this course coming to you in September 2022, you will develop skills to model breeding programmes for livestock, crop, insect and managed wild or captive populations using case studies in AlphaSimR.
This course will help you learn:
- how to create and improve breeding programmes
- tools such as modelling and big data can be used for breeding programmes
- how to test different scenarios to meet objectives R scripting