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Behavioural Medicine Distance Education

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Behavioural Medicine Distance Education

Behaviour problem or problem behaviour? Learn to differentiate and maximise treatment success.

Improve your ability to help your clients better understand their pets’ behaviour and learn to best manage anxiety, aggression and other common behavioural problems. Discover the latest updates in behavioural pharmacology – the when, why and which of medications.

A knowledge of behaviour is integral in maximising patient welfare. A positive experience in your practice for both patient and client will enhance satisfaction all round!

 

Past Participant:

'Fantastic course that really stretches you to read and think much more broadly than just the course content. It challenged me to think about behaviour from the point of view of every single patient and their owner and to really explore the “why” behind what our patients do. Wonderful support from all the tutors and great interaction with fellow participants.'
Emily Payne, 2021 Participant 

'Behavioral Medicine was challenging and thought-provoking. It changed my approach to consultations very early in the course, and this has continued to evolve. I have been practicing for more than 20 years, so it is great to improve this important skill. I am a better veterinarian because of this course.'
Caroline McCarthy, 2021 Participant

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Significantly improve your ability to help your clients better understand their pet’s behaviour
  • Further your understanding of the basics of behaviour and the intimate relationship between behaviour and organic disease
  • Develop your skills in differentiating behaviour problems from problem behaviours to maximise treatment success
  • Learn how to more accurately diagnose behavioural problems in most domestic species
  • Improve your knowledge of psychotropic medication used to treat behavioural problems, including when to use medication, which medication to use and why
  • Interact with other veterinarians who have similar interests in behavioural medicine

Modules

  1. Domestication & Genetics – understand what processes are involved in the behaviour of animals
  2. Learning Theory 1 – appreciate the science behind how animals learn
  3. Learning Theory 2 – apply the science every day in your interactions with animals
  4. Neurology – discover more about the brain and behaviour and what makes animals tick
  5. Psychotropic Medication 1 – learn about the common medications that help animals with mental health issues
  6. Psychotropic Medication 2 – find out more about how medication can help your patients
  7. Behavioural History – become more comfortable with diagnosing and implementing a treatment program for your patients
  8. Anxiety Disorders – learn why they are so debilitating and affect the life expectancy of your patients
  9. Aggression Issues – gain knowledge to safely and appropriately manage patients showing aggressive behaviours
  10. Other common problems – increase your ability to deal with an assortment of behaviours that bother owners

Course Delivery

This online course comes with:

  • Comprehensive notes; images; journal articles and additional readings
  • Self-reflection tasks to review your current knowledge and focus on the topic at hand
  • A discussion forum and webinars for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutors
  • A monthly assignment to assess your understanding of each topic. Individual feedback and explanations will be provided by your tutors
  • A 1-day workshop at the start of the course and a 2-day practical workshop towards the end of the course to work through case studies and major-problem areas as a group

Workshop/s

Workshop 1: Online
Workshop 2-day workshop (face-to-face)
Plus monthly online seminars during the course

The CVE expects to be running face-to-face workshops in 2023. In the event that a COVID emergency leads to the cancellation of a workshop, the CVE will work with its tutors to provide a virtual workshop alternative.  

 

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a $1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.

Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional $250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

For the full terms and conditions please see our Terms.

Registrant type Super Early Bird Early Bird Full Rate
Member*  $6880 $7070 $7265
 eMember/Non-member   $7645  $7645  $7645

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.

Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email [email protected] or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

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Distance Education
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 to
Thursday, 30 November 2023
341 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
30 Jun 2022
Early Bird
31 Oct 2022

Delivered Online
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Distance Education
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 to
Thursday, 30 November 2023
341 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
30 Jun 2022
Early Bird
31 Oct 2022

Delivered Online
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Tutor/s

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Kersti Seksel
BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM
Kersti Seksel graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney, then from Macquarie University with a BA in Behavioural Sciences majoring in psychology. She has an MA(...
Debbie Calnon
BSc BVMS MANZCVS CertIVTAA DipVET-P DipTAA CertIVTC GCertCCJ
Debbie obtained her veterinary degree from Murdoch University in 1985 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Behaviour in ...
Jacqui Ley
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD
Jacqui Ley is a registered specialist in Behavioural Medicine. She graduated from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1995. A long time interest in animals, animal behaviour ...
Barbara Lindsay
BVSc Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology)
Barbara Lindsay is a graduate of Murdoch University. Barbara completed a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane, and a surgical internship at Animal Refe...
Sally Nixon
BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Sally graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2000 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist...
Isabelle Resch
BVSc(Hons), MVS, MANZCVS(SA Medicine, Vet Behaviour)
Isabelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 and has worked in small animal practice since then. She completed a Master of Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University...
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Kersti Seksel
BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM
Kersti Seksel graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney, then from Macquarie University with a BA in Behavioural Sciences majoring in psychology. She has an MA(...
Debbie Calnon
BSc BVMS MANZCVS CertIVTAA DipVET-P DipTAA CertIVTC GCertCCJ
Debbie obtained her veterinary degree from Murdoch University in 1985 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Behaviour in ...
Jacqui Ley
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD
Jacqui Ley is a registered specialist in Behavioural Medicine. She graduated from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1995. A long time interest in animals, animal behaviour ...
Barbara Lindsay
BVSc Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology)
Barbara Lindsay is a graduate of Murdoch University. Barbara completed a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane, and a surgical internship at Animal Refe...
Sally Nixon
BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Sally graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2000 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist...
Isabelle Resch
BVSc(Hons), MVS, MANZCVS(SA Medicine, Vet Behaviour)
Isabelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 and has worked in small animal practice since then. She completed a Master of Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University...

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