Sheep week: a holistic model to foster integrated learning

Sheep week: a holistic model to foster integrated learning


Over the past two decades, there has been an increasing concern about the rapid explosion of veterinary medical knowledge and the changes in professional and social demands of the profession1,2. Today, there is a greater emphasis on generic competencies such as communication skills, team work, problem-solving skills, life-long learning skills, and business skills without sacrificing the veterinary knowledge and skills as required by the profession1,3. The changing needs of the profession present challenges for veterinary education institutions to develop curricula that address these advances. At James Cook University (JCU), great effort was invested to design a more integrated Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) curriculum which aims to produce graduates that are well prepared to practice veterinary science in the 21st century.

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