MAVALT Veterinary Symposium:
November 29 & 30, 2016
In Pursuit of the Holy Grail:
Fostering Clinical Reasoning Capabilities in Veterinary Education
The second biennial veterinary symposium hosted by MAVALT will be held on November 29 and 30, 2016, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne.
Titled In Pursuit of the Holy Grail: Fostering Clinical Reasoning Capabilities in Veterinary Education, this meeting will bring together educators from Asia Pacific Veterinary and Animal Science schools.
In addition to presentations from keynote speakers, the two-day symposium will include opportunity for presentations from teaching practitioners and industry partners, and a symposium dinner.
University of Melbourne
The symposium will focus on following key themes:
- Fostering clinical reasoning capabilities
- Technological innovations in veterinary education
- Authentic assessment practices
A full symposium program is now available.
Tuesday 29 November, 6.30 PM
91 Cardigan Street, Carlton VIC 3053
The Lincoln is a grand old Carlton pub built in 1854, retaining its art-deco features. The kitchen works closely with small regional suppliers and is focused on using the highest quality sustainable and seasonal produce, with as much as possible made in-house, from our bread, mustard and pickles to curing own own free-range bacon. The bar features 12 taps of craft beer and a wine list focused on small interesting producers, showcasing speciality brewing at its best.
Professor Jill Maddison
Royal Veterinary College
University of London
Jill is Professor of General Practice and responsible for the RVC's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme including management of the RCVS Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice.
She is also Director of Clinical Extramural Studies (EMS) and contributes to the RVC's teaching programme for veterinary students and veterinary nurses in the areas of small animal medicine, clinical reasoning and clinical pharmacology.
Jill has published over 60 refereed papers in veterinary and medical journals and is the senior editor of Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology, the 2nd edition of which was published by Elsevier in 2008. She is also senior editor of Clinical Reasoning in Small Animal Practice published by Wiley-Blackwell in March 2015. She has lectured extensively around the world on clinical problem solving, small animal internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. Jill was co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress held in Sydney in 2007 and is coordinator for the clinical CPD streams at The London Vet Show. She is also the chair of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Continuing Education Committee.
To keep in touch with the realities of private general practice she consults at a local veterinary practice and at the RVC’s first opinion practice, the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital.
Associate Professor Clare Delany
Melbourne Medical School
University of Melbourne
Clare is Coordinator of Research Higher Degree Programs and Coordinator of the final year of the Masters of Clinical Education Program (EXCITE) in the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School.
Clare's research and teaching expertise is in clinical and ethics education, clinical clinical reasoning and qualitative research. Clare also works as a clinical ethicists at the Childrens Bioethics Centre at the Royal Childrens Hospital. At the Childrens Bioethics Centre, Clare conducts clinical ethics consultations as a member of the Clinical Ethics Response Group and is involved in delivering ethics education and conducting research in paediatric bioethics.
Clare's research interests and publications include legal and ethical obligations of health practitioners; critical thinking and reasoning in clinical education, and ethics education methods for clinical practice and ethics consultations.
Symposium presentations 2016
- Christine Thomson: Navigating the clinical reasoning journey using NeuroMap
- Julie Strous: Shaping professional identity and ethics
- Leonie Richards: Practitioners in Residence
- Jill Maddison: clinical reasoning
- Eloise Jillings: Can we use SJT to select veterinary students
- Clare Delaney: Why ask that question
- Helen Davies: Teaching clinical reasoning
- Martin Cake: Higher order objectives in authentic assessment
- Amy Warren: Integrating and assessing clinical reasoning
- Jill Maddison: Thinking patterns for the novice clinician
- Amy Warren: Visual diagnostic reasoning
- Helen Owen: Development of viva voce exam
- Liz Norman: What are we really measuring when we assess vet students on clinics
2015 MAVALT Agricultural Symposium:
Ready for the World of Work:
University-Industry Partnerships in Agricultural Education
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences hosted its Inaugural Agricultural Education Symposium on 3 December, 2015.
Titled Ready for the World of Work: University-Industry Partnerships in Agricultural Education, this symposium had a particular focus on work integrated learning, and teaching and learning approaches that best prepare agriculture graduates for employment in the agriculture sector.
The symposium program is available here.
The symposium focused on following key themes:
- Learning in the field:
experiences partnering with industry; approaches to work integrated learning in agriculture.
- Innovation in the curriculum:
teaching problem solving, assessment for learning, teaching delivery across multiple locations.
- Is your graduate job ready?
Communications teaching; developing a professional identity as an agricultural scientist; promoting team work and leadership.
University of Western Sydney
Systemic Development Institute
Richard Bawden has had a long and varied career as an academic.
Starting as a Tutor in animal health at the University of Queensland in the early 1960s he retired from full-time academia in 2007 as a Visiting Distinguished University Professor of Systemic Development at Michigan State University in the USA. He was one of the foundation professors (systemic development) of the (then) University of Western Sydney (in 1989) and the founding Dean of its Faculty of Agriculture and Rural Development. Prior to that (from 1978) he had been the Head of the School of Agriculture at Hawkesbury Agricultural College and briefly before that, the Dean of Rural Science at UNE.
He has consulted widely in the fields of agricultural education, transformative learning and systemic development in more than two dozen countries across the globe. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Western Sydney University, an adjunct professor of Michigan State University, a Visiting Professor of the Open University in the UK, and a Fellow and Director of the Systemic Development Institute in Sydney.
Alison Van Eenennaam
University of California, Davis
Winner of the 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award
Animal Biotechnology and Genomics Lab
Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is a genomics and biotechnology researcher and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis.
She received a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and both an MS in Animal Science, and a PhD in Genetics from UC Davis. Her extension program provides research and education on the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems. Dr. Van Eenennaam works particularly with the beef cattle industry and has developed a variety of extension programming for producers on topics ranging from marker-assisted and whole-genome enabled selection.
Dr. Van Eenennaam was the recipient of the 2010 National Award for Excellence in Extension from the American Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and the 2014 Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAT) Borlaug Communication Award.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Graeme is a leading science communicator and extension leader within Victoria’s Primary Industries sector.
He leads a cross-industry team who work with farm and service provider audiences and have delivered over 1000 face to face sessions on climate, seasonal risk and carbon issues. He has a 25 year background in science and policy communication, farm planning, catchment management, forestry and agriculture industry development, land use change and socioeconomic impact programs. He managed the Victorian Plantations for Greenhouse carbon share-farming program in 2003-2006 which tested carbon sequestration ownership arrangements with Victorian farmers, learning much in the process.
He is currently DEPI's Climate Extension Specialist leading an innovative program that has created products such as the ClimateDogs, seasonal risk products and capability development programs. He is passionate about assisting agriculture leaders and rural communities in making sense of the growing climate, seasonal risk and carbon farming story, we can "Make decisions today, that leave us better off in future".
2014 MAVLT Symposium:
Innovative Learning and Teaching:
The Why and The How
In December 2014, the Melbourne Academy for Veterinary Learning and Teaching hosted a two-day symposium bringing together veterinary educators and practitioners from across the Asia-Pacific region.
Liz Norman has kindly made the slides from her keynote addresses publicly available.
The conference commenced at 9:00 AM on December 3, and concluded at 4:00 PM December 4.
Download the full program. MAVLT Program 2014.pdf
- Is the lecture dead?
Student engagement, e-learning, online learning and related topics
- Is your graduate job ready?
Communications teaching, resilience skills, competency assessment and related topics
- Innovation in the curriculum:
Teaching problem solving, assessment for learning and continuous assessment, and curriculum renewal
Professor Anton Pijpers
Professor Anton Pijpers is the Dean of Utrecht University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Animal Health Monitoring. He was recently appointed Vice-Chair of Utrecht University Executive Board.
Dr Liz Norman
Liz Norman is Director of the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme, and Assistant Chief Examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She has won University and national tertiary teaching awards and is a member of the Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence.
Associate Professor Elizabeth Tudor
Liz Tudor is Associate Dean Curriculum in the Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. In this role she has led the development, design and delivery of the innovative Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. She is the recipient of two Faculty awards for Teaching and Learning, the AVA National Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a University award for Outstanding Leadership in Teaching.
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