Teaching veterinary parasitology: The North American perspective

Bert E. Stromberg

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Abstract

The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) initiated a study of parasitology curricula in veterinary schools in the US and Canada in November 1989. An ad hoc committee (Task Force) and then the Education Committee developed a position paper on teaching parasitology in veterinary colleges. In addition to confirming the importance of parasitology as a discipline they recommended a set of general learning objectives and proposed topic-specific titles rather than parasite-/group-specific titles. Another problem observed in teaching parasitology was a significant reduction in time available to teach parasitology. One way to compensate for the lost classroom time is to utilize some of the technological advances in presenting the material to students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume108
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2002

Keywords

  • North America
  • Teaching
  • Teaching methodologies
  • Veterinary parasitology

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