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Development of learning objectives for neurology in a veterinary curriculum: part I: undergraduates

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, January 2015
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Title
Development of learning objectives for neurology in a veterinary curriculum: part I: undergraduates
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BMC Veterinary Research, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12917-014-0315-3
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Yu-Wei Lin, Holger A Volk, Jacques Penderis, Andrea Tipold, Jan P Ehlers

Abstract

BackgroundWith an increasing caseload of veterinary neurology patients in first opinion practice, there is a requirement to establish relevant learning objectives for veterinary neurology encompassing knowledge, skills and attitudes for veterinary undergraduate students in Europe. With help of experts in veterinary neurology from the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) and the European Society of Veterinary Neurology (ESVN) a survey of veterinary neurologic learning objectives using a modified Delphi method was conducted. The first phase comprised the development of a draft job description and learning objectives by a working group established by the ECVN. In the second phase, a quantitative questionnaire (multiple choice, Likert scale and free text) covering 140 learning objectives and subdivided into 8 categories was sent to 341 ESVN and ECVN members and a return rate of 62% (n¿=¿213/341) was achieved.ResultsOf these 140 learning objectives ECVN Diplomates and ESVN members considered 42 (30%) objectives as not necessary for standard clinical veterinary neurology training, 94 (67%) were graded to be learned at a beginner level and 4 (3%) at an advanced level. The following objectives were interpreted as the most important day one skills: interpret laboratory tests, perform a neurological examination and establish a neuroanatomical localization. In this survey the three most important diseases of the central nervous system included epilepsy, intervertebral disc disease and inflammatory diseases. The three most important diseases of the peripheral nervous system included polyradiculoneuritis, myasthenia gravis and toxic neuropathies.ConclusionsThe results of this study should help to reform the veterinary curriculum regarding neurology and may reduce the phenomenon of ¿Neurophobia¿.

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Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 19%
Student > Master 5 14%
Other 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Other 10 27%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 10 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Arts and Humanities 2 5%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 4 11%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 February 2015.
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