Electronic Education Opportunity for members of the Delaware Valley Branch of AALAS
Posted by: admin | January 15, 2009 | 0 Comments
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute’s faculty are all members of the local branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), the Delaware Valley Branch (DVB). Because of this relationship, the Veterinary Bioscience Institute is offering an Electronic Education Opportunity to all members of the Delaware Valley Branch by providing complimentary access to the ‘Basic Principles of Rodent Surgery’ course. This course is designed for scientists, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and technical support staff who wish to learn the basic principles of rodent macro- and micro-surgery. This course is extensive enough for a novice, but it also provides an excellent review for more experienced personnel. The information presented in the course will provide participants with the requisite knowledge required by regulatory agencies and the skills necessary to perform basic rodent surgery. An outline of the course including course outcomes and course modules can be viewed on theVeterinary Bioscience Institute’s website. The full description of this opportunity can be found on the Delaware Valley Branch (DVB) website, within the DVB November newsletter, or you can view it below.
Free E-learning for DVB members
Electronic-learning (E-learning) has been increasingly promoted as an effective and efficient method of teaching. Research has shown that even surgical procedures taught in a virtual classroom improve and refine the surgical skills of new and experienced surgeons. Online training provides several advantages. It offers a single experience that accommodates various distinct learning styles, and it targets specific needs and learning preferences of an individual through tests tailored to individual learning styles. Online training is self-paced, allowing fast learners to bypass instruction that may seem redundant and novice learners to go at a slower pace. Online courses provide on-demand availability. The interactivity of modules engages and guides users through the training. The online training gives confidence to the students through immediate feedback and quick reference materials that are always available. It achieves this by providing consistent content delivery and access on a global scale. The course provides immediate certification upon course completion.. Additionally, web modules, unlike textbooks, can continually incorporate rapid advances in biomedical knowledge and technology without requiring students to continually purchase new textbooks.
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI - www.vetbiotech.com) is an online, veterinarian-owned educational company dedicated to providing an environment that nurtures and promotes active, self-directed instruction through E-learning and mobile onsite consulting/training services. VBI specializes in the art and science of rodent experimental surgery while promoting the responsible use of animals. The Institute provides an online platform that encourages communication and interaction throughout the laboratory animal community. VBI is currently undergoing the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) process, which will be completed by the end of this year. At that time, all of VBI’s courses will be approved for Continuing Education credits for both veterinary technicians and veterinarians.
As a member of the Delaware Valley Branch (DVB), VBI would like to provide access to our ‘Basic Principles of Rodent Surgery’ course to all DVB members at no charge. This course is designed for scientists, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and technical support staff who wish to learn the basic principles of rodent surgery. This course is extensive enough for a novice, but also provides an excellent review for more experienced personnel. The information presented in the course will provide participants with the requisite knowledge required by regulatory agencies and the skills necessary to perform basic rodent surgery. Please email Szczepan Baran at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like access to this course.