Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
The Dick Vet offers three 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 three MOOCs:
EDIVET: ‘Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?'
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.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare
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.
The Truth About Cats and Dogs
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.