The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Example year 1 timetable

Our teaching philosophy is based on an optimum and unique blend of modern and traditional methods drawn from best practice and supported by our outstanding teaching facilities.

An average day is a mix of lectures and practicals.  Lectures cover all aspects of anatomy and are often illustrated with case examples to help understand how structure is related to function and how this is affected by disease or injury.  Practicals then follow on the same topic to put into practise the learning. 

Live animals feature in classes from year one.  Staff pets are used in clinical skills classes, teaching horses, cows and sheep live on campus and are used for practical handling classes, as we have an on-site exotic animal handling unit available for students.

We work hard to find the best ways to relate the connections between basic sciences and the clinical work of a veterinarian to inspire and motivate our students.

Here is an example of how a typical week looks:

Time

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

 

Friday

 

09:00 -

09:50 

AB Lecture

An 5 - Head 1

Lecture Theatre 1    

Full Year Group

 

AB  Lecture

CB 3 - Genetics 1

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

 

AL Lecture

Sheep Husbandry

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

 

PCS Lecture

Ethics

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

 

AL Lecture

Animal Welfare

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

 

10:00 -

10:50

AB Lecture

An 6 - Head 2

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

AB Lecture

CB 4 - Genetics 2

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

AL Lecture

Lambing

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

AB  Lecture

An 7 - Vertebrae

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

AB Lecture

Blood Cells

Lecture Theatre 1

Full Year Group

11:10 -

12:00

AB Prac

Skull 1

DR

Groups AB 

 

 

 

 

AB Prac  

DNA

LAB 1

Group C 

 

 

 

   

AB Prac

Skin Histology    

LAB 2

Groups AB

 

 

 

 

AB Prac

DNA

LAB 1

Group D

 

 

 

 

AB Tutorial

Room 1.42

Group A1

AB Tutorial

Room 1.43

Group C1

AB Prac

Skin Histology   

LAB 2

Groups CD

 

 

 

 

AB Prac

DNA

LAB 1

Group B         

 

 

 

  

PCS Prac

Clinical Exam of the Dog    

CS LAB

Group C1

 

 

 

 

AB  Prac

Head Dissection 

DR

Groups AB

 

 

 

 

12:10 -

13:00

AB Tutorial

Room 1.42

Group A2

AB Tutorial

Room 1.44

Group C2

 13:10 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 -

14:50

AB Prac

Skull 1

DR

Groups CD

 

 

AB Prac

DNA

LAB 1

Group A

 

 

AL Prac

Cattle

Dairy Farm

Group A

 

 

 

 

AL Prac

Horses

Equine Yard

Group B

 

 

 

 

FREE TIME for Sport and Other Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL Prac

Cattle

Dairy Farm

Group C

 

 

 

 

AL Prac

Horses

Equine Yard

Group D

 

 

 

 

PCS Prac

Clinical Exam of the Dog

CS LAB

Group A1

 

 

AB Prac

Head Dissection              

DR

Groups CD

 

 

15:00 -

15:50

16:00 -

17:00