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Last approved: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:17:57 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:59 GMT

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VMP (Veterinary Science - VMP)
909
032258
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Veterinary International Elective Experience
Veterinary Intl Elective Exp
College of Veterinary Medicine
CVM Deans Office (19DVM)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Upon Demand
Fall 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Remote Location/Site Based
Remote location or site based on ability to provide a rigorous veterinary or veterinary-related experience. On site supervision by local veterinarian/researcher required.
Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
1-2
2
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Clinical/Clinical Rotation30
Research10
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
99
 
 
6
Dr. Michael Levy
Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
CLN00NoN/A
Corequisite: Current enrollment in DVM program
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course will provide students with practical experience in a foreign country working on a veterinary medicine related project being conducted in that country. Projects may focus on production medicine, occupational, zoological medicine, or basic research.Travel restricted to sites not included on the State Department alert/warning list. See http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html for details.

The ability to offer international extramural experiences outside our normal course offerings and dates. Experiences must be unique in scope to justify an international versus a domestic experience.


Students may do 1 or 2 week experience, thus a 1 to 2 credit variable hour course.


Yes
Standard NCSU Study Abroad Fee ($40 to $100 depending on experience)
Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Veterinary MedicineKim Priebe, Asst Director, Study AbroadStudy Abroad not a drop down option in College. Dr. Levy spoke with Kim Priebe and was advised that since faculty are not accompanying students on a program, that a consult was not necessary.
No new resources required.

(varies depending on external experience's focus)



  • Observe how veterinary medicine is practiced in a non US setting, often under conditions with limited resources.

  • And/or receive hands-on experience in the practice of veterinary medicine in a non US setting, often under conditions with limited resources.

  • and/or learn either through observation or direct hands on experience how to safely work with various wildlife species.

  • and/or conduct research in a non US setting, to include either laboratory, field work and/or interviews with local persons.

  • and/or interact with non US individuals and gain an understanding of cultural differences.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will learn to (varies depending on external experience's focus):




  • Conduct physical exams, identify foreign animal diseases and medical conditions that are rare or absent from the US. Treat these conditions, often in resource-limited environments in a safe manner under the supervision of local veterinarians.




  • Work with wildlife, either in the field or rehabilitation facilities in a safe manner, learn proper restraint methods, and evaluate wildlife behavior and be able to differentiate normal behavior from aberrant behaviors resulting from wildlife interaction with human populations.




  • Work with local researchers in the field or under laboratory conditions so as to gain knowledge on how to conduct research.




  • Integrate the above learning experiences from the perspective of local beliefs/ cultures/customs.




Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other50Supervising Veterinary's Evaluation. Form will be evaluated by coordinator and grade assigned by coordinator.
Other50Student Report Form and Case Log.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Veterinary International Work30 hours/week Students will be engaged with academically rigorous hands-on clinical and/or research veterinary experience.
Cross Cultural Experience10 hours/weekExposing students to the impact that local traditional values has towards the practice of veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation, and/or the interaction between humans and pets/livestock/wildlife.
ghodge 8/25/2015: has there been a consultation with the study abroad office? is syllabus sufficient for study abroad? does actual cost of study abroad need to be included in syllabubs? CIM comment: had to enter student evaluation methods

kenuss 8/28/15: Study Abroad advised that since this was not a program with a faculty escort, that this would not need a consultation from them. Syllabus updated to address cost issue.

mlnosbis 9/3/15: On the similarity between this proposed course and VMP 999, CVM noted that 999 is reserved for 4th year DVM students, and this course would be an opportunity for 1st-3rd year DVM students.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Contact hours are inconsistently listed throughout syllabus and in action
-Course meeting times should match the contact hours
-Is 1-2 credit hours correct for the course?
-Effective date should be Spring 2016
-Why is the international qualifier necessary? Is there a reason this should be treated differently than an independent study in the US?

Response to ABGS Reviewer:
-Contact hours are inconsistently listed throughout syllabus and in action. RESPONSE: Corrected in Syllabus.
-Course meeting times should match the contact hours. RESPONSE: Corrected.
-Is 1-2 credit hours correct for the course? RESPONSE: course can happen for 1 or 2 weeks, so that is why the variable credit hours.
-Effective date should be Spring 2016. RESPONSE: Updated to Fall 2016. Experience possible in late Fall, so if it goes through would like a Fall option.
-Why is the international qualifier necessary? Is there a reason this should be treated differently than an independent study in the US? RESPONSE: Yes. We don't allow students to go abroad unless the experience is something they cannot already do domestically. Additionally, we ask for cultural learning that is not required for domestic. Finally, we limit international experiences, so this would allow for greater tracking.
sljones (Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:59:26 GMT): I am not the CVM CC Chair, I am the CBS graduate committee chair. This course is not in my purview.
sljones (Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:12 GMT): Rollback: I am not the CVM CC chair.
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