Course code VET323

VET323 Compulsory Practices

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Course responsible: Rebecca Malin Vaksdal
ECTS credits: 0
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:

This course has evaluation in Spring semester

This course has evaluation in Fall semester

Course frequency: Every semester
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
Course contents:

All students are required to arrange 3 weeks of practical training with a licensed veterinarian. 

The School Board has resolved that completion of all three weeks of training must be documented before the degree in veterinary medicine can be awarded.  The practical training may be carried out in Norway or abroad.

Practical training cannot be undertaken before the student has completed the 5th semester of study.  The practice may be dealt into four periods of one week each, one week being the equivalent of five working days.  Practice may be taken during holidays or reading weeks.

Students wishing to apply for a temporary licence after they have completed their 9th semester, must have completed 3 weeks of practice. 

Practice Type 1: One weeks working with Production Animals

Production animals must be the main focus here, but some mixed practice work with an ambulatory horse clinic or companion animals can be accepted.

Practice Type 2: One week working with Companion Animals or Horses

Companion animal practice must be carried out at a clinic large enough to allow students to gain experience of working with companion animals all day, on a daily basis. The same applies to ambulatory horse practices or horse clinics.

Practice type 3: Elective week

During this week students may chose to work with production animals, companion animals, horses, fish, food safety, or with some other relevant area such as laboratory work, laboratory animals, veterinary public practice etc. No form of financial compensation will be made to the student or the veterinarian in connection with the practical training period. The credits that students receive for this practice are counted as part of the 7th semester work-load.

Learning outcome:
The purpose of the practice is that students should see something other than the Veterinary College. It is a "observer practice", meaning no requirement for activity from students.
Learning activities:
Practical training with veterinarian
Admitted to the Veterinary Medicine Program and startet on the sixth semester
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Passed three weeks of practice with veterinarian. Guidelines for the practice and requirements for approval can be found on Canvas. 

Long-term assessment. 3 weeks of practice

Assessment: Passed / failed

Nominal workload:
3 weeks consisting of 5 days full workdays (8 hour workday).
Entrance requirements:
Admitted to the Veterinary Medicine Program and started on the sixth semester
Reduction of credits:

Insurance - Responsibility

The student is covered by occupational insurance if injured during the period of practical training.

The veterinarian is responsible for the work performed by the student during the period of practical training.  It is the responsibility of the veterinarian to ensure that his/her insurance covers any work performed by the student during this period.  If an additional premium has to be paid to obtain coverage, the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science can refund this amount upon provision of the appropriate receipts. NMBU recommend the students to obtain their own riskinsurance. 

Examination details: Mandatory practice: Bestått / Ikke bestått