Veterinary Medicine Course Sample
To facilitate student engagement, courses must be consistent in structure and organization. Creating similar module content pages allows students to easily navigate instructional materials in order to meet the learning objectives. Dividing tasks into before, during, and after class activities provides a clear educational structure for the students to complete the work in a timely manner.
As a type of formative assessment, in-class quizzing provides the students an opportunity to become active participants in the learning process. Additionally, Kahoot provides immediate feedback, equal opportunity to participate, and a game-based approach to learning.
Group Assignments: Case Studies
Using real or imagined scenarios, veterinary students are challenged to learn by doing: developing analytical and decision making skills, learning how to grapple with real life problems, and developing skills in oral communication. Case studies are significant in that they link theory and application to real or possible circumstances.
Instructors can create drag-and-drop activities to encourage self-assessment. Prior to completing a graded assignment, students have the opportunity to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses to target identified deficiencies.
Lecture Question Tool
As the lectures are watched prior to attending class, implementing a lecture question tool is invaluable. Within the lecture, students submit questions that are automatically time-stamped, for the instructor to review prior to the face-to-face session. With this information, the instructor allocates the first few minutes of class to answer, or have a fellow classmate answer, the questions posed during the video.
“Lab” Practical Final Examination
In addition to a traditional exam, students are required to complete a lab practical final exam. For this veterinary medicine course, students are required to complete an ultrasound or sonograph on an animal, demonstrating this competency via authentic assessment. Flipping the course frees up time in the schedule to conduct the lab practical.