The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary

Credit-bearing standalone short courses

Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate

You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years and gain a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit.

You can also choose to continue your studies after one year and put credits towards a postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or full Masters degree.  Any time spent taking courses through the PPD scheme will be deducted from the amount of time you have left to complete the higher award.

General Medicine Credits Start Duration (hrs)
Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine in Clinical Practice 10 January 100
Gastroenterology 10 January 100
Hepatology 10 May 100
Non-Surgical Musculoskeletal Disease 10 February 100
Practical pathology and microbiology 10 January 100
Professional and Clinical Skills for Advanced Veterinary Practice      10 November 100
Recent Advances in Internal Medicine 10 September 100
Renal and Urinary 10 May 100
Thoracic Imaging 10 February 100
Companion Animals Credits Start Duration (hrs)
Antimicrobial stewardship in companion animal practice 10 November 100
Approaches to Gastrointestinal Surgery in Dogs and Cats 10 April 100
Canine Endocrine Disorders 10 November 100
Companion Animal Respiratory Medicine 1 10 April 100
Companion Animal Respiratory Medicine 2 10 November 100
Feline Medicine 1 10 September 100
Feline Medicine 2 10 January 100
Feline Medicine 3 10 April 100
Neurological Emergencies in dogs and cats 10 November 100
Standard Diagnostic Testing in Companion Animals 10 February 100
Veterinary Cardiology 2: Cardiac Diseases of the Cat and Dog 10 November 100
Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery in Dogs and Cats 10 April 100
Equine Practice Credits Start Duration (hrs)
Approaches to wound management in horses                                           10 April 100
Poor athletic performance in horses 10 May 100
Recent Advances in Equine Practice 10 September 100
Standard Diagnostic Tests in Equine Practice 10 February 100
Exotic Pet Animals Credits Start Duration (hrs)
Principles of Exotic Pet Medicine 10 September 100
Rabbit Medicine 10 April 100
Standard Diagnostic Testing in Exotic Pet Animals                                  10 February 100
Production Animal Practice Credits Start Duration (hrs)
Bovine Reproduction: Beef and Dairy  10 November 100
Controlling Infectious Diseases in Beef and Dairy Cattle     10 September 100
Ewe Survival 10 February 100
Feeding for Production 10 April 100
Foot Health 10 September 100
Heifer Rearing 10 January 100
Lamb Growth 10 November 100
Lambing Percentage 10 May 100
Management of the Beef Herd 10 April 100
Recent Advances in Production Animal Practice 10 September 100
Standard Diagnostic Tests in Production Animal Practice                    10 February 100
Udder Health 10 May 100