Building a Sustainable Veterinary Profession Through Curriculum Change

Boyd, S. et al. (2021) Building a Sustainable Veterinary Profession Through Curriculum Change. VetEd Symposium 2021, 07-09 Jul 2021. (Unpublished)

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The veterinary curriculum develops graduates who can tackle difficult situations; a key skill in a rapidly changing world (Massouli, 2021). However, sustainability concepts are rarely taught explicitly in veterinary curricula (Kramer et al., 2020). Students have advocated for the inclusion of sustainability concepts in higher education curricula for over 40 years (SOS-UK, 2021). In the face of global crises, this workshop provides a first step intaking up their challenge to create a future-thinking, resilient profession based on the foundations of long-term sustainability. This workshop incorporates three strands, allowing delegates to select their area of interest. 1. Key sustainability themes for the veterinary curriculum; 2. Sustainability of veterinary processes and activities; 3. Role of the veterinary professional in advocating for sustainability beyond the profession. The workshop will begin with a ten-minute presentation providing an overview of sustainability in the profession. Delegates will move to breakout rooms for facilitated group discussions on the workshop themes. The groups will return to the main room for a summary of each theme and opportunities for delegates to remain involved in the process post-conference.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fontaine, Ms Samantha and Yusta, Ms Noelia and Nova, Dr Rodrigo
Authors: Boyd, S., Higham, L., Dickson, J., Reeve, J., Slingsby, L., Neve, E., Rdagovic, M., Williams, A., Kinch, N., Rhind, S., Fontaine, S., Yusta, N., Jones, M., Neary, G., Smith, R., Nova, R., Connolly, D., Halfacree, Z., Davies, H., Stapleton, K., and Chambers, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine

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