INSTRUCTIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH
We have observed that entering veterinary students often have difficulty adjusting away from a rote learning style that may have led to short-term learning success in pre-veterinary courses. Considering the sheer volume, changing nature, and interdependence of medical content, we would encourage a more integrated long-term strategy to your learning. You have sought to be a veterinarian to solve clinical problems! Veterinarians use critical thinking to work through clinical problems when the diagnosis is not immediately apparent … they do not rely as much on the memorization of facts, particularly in the digital information age.
In this series of 4 Bootcamp courses, concepts, instructors with over 70 combined years teaching physiology address cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and g.i. physiology (and pharmacology) concepts. We will introduce you to strategies for connecting these concepts to your pre-veterinary education, to each other, and ultimately to critical thinking about real-life clinical problems, i.e. cases.
Important Note about the Series: The cardiovascular, renal and respiratory learning resources include interactions of 2020 learners interacting during a 2-3 week period. The gastrointestinal module includes a pharmacology submodule and is designed for self-review with asynchronous (message board connected to email) support by instructors.
One of the major points of the Bootcamps is for the learner to gain understanding of the "approach" to a subject. Each course will have a section called "General Guidance" addressing common skills and strategies for success with veterinary school topics. However, although each of the 3 physiology series covers a different organ system's physiology, you can consider that each of these courses, alone will stand on its own as an introduction to approaching physiology. Of course, you might benefit from practicing the approach in the 3 exemplary organ system physiology topics we have chosen.
For details on each Bootcamp, please see the following links.
1. Vet School Bootcamp: Approach to Physiology (Cardiovascular) (individually $20)
2. Vet School Bootcamp: Approach to Physiology (Respiratory) (individually $20)
4. Vet School G.I. Physiology and Pharmacology Bootcamp (individually $20)
$50 to register for access to all 3 learning additional modules at this LINK.
If you are looking for Vet School Bootcamp 2020: Approach to Pharmacology (it is also FREE), please go to this LINK.
Designed for students entering veterinary school, but open to anyone interested
A series of courses focusing on the approach to studying physiology
Learn how to master a clinically meaningful integrative "approach" to physiology
Led by 2 instructors with over 70 combined years of experience teaching veterinary and medical physiology
See the individual courses for details: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal, and G.I.
All 4 modules include 109 short videos totalling 33 hours duration
All 4 modules include 17 case studies with explanatory videos