Learning outcomes

Dutch-taught Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine

1. The Bachelor has basic knowledge of natural sciences. This knowledge gives the student insight in the chemical, physical and genetic principles of the functioning of the animal and the infectious agent. The Bachelor understands the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.

2. The Bachelor knows and has insight in the development, the macro- and microscopic build, the function and the morphological and functional relation between/of tissues and organs within an animal organism.

3. The Bachelor knows and has insight in the morphological, biochemical and physiological differences between animal species with the accompanying abnormal processes and the infectious nature of certain microbial and parasitic agents.

4. The Bachelor integrates learning outcomes 2 and 3 to explain the normal functioning, the external characteristics, the diversity and the behaviour of pets and production animals and to explain the problems which a sick organism is confronted with and the strategies it has developed to cope with them.

5. The Bachelor knows and has insight in the influence of animal food, animal hygiene, animal housing on animal health and can situate this in a business economical context.

6. The Bachelor can distinguish normal and abnormal findings in a clinical examination of pets and production animals and is skilled in elementary veterinary actions (anamnesis, communication, differential diagnosis, dissection, palpation, injection, sample taking, preparing for surgery, stitching techniques, wound treatment, safe and responsible animal handling).

7. The Bachelor can make a relevant selection from international (English) scientific literature in function of the analysis of a veterinary problem, integrate the information from the literature with the problem definition and present this correctly. The Bachelor can express him/herself appropriately orally and in writing using medical and scientific language.

8. The Bachelor has the required experimental skills and critical attitude to make scientific observations independently and to interpret these based on existing scientific models and literature.

9. The Bachelor can select the correct scientific methods and equipment to visualize the morphology (micro and macro level) in a safe way invasively as well as non-invasively and/or to detect, describe and recognize infectious agents.

10. The Bachelor can logically and critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize a veterinary problem alone or in a team. The Bachelor can explain and defend an argument based on scientific, ethical, cultural and societal aspects.

11. The Bachelor understands the complex role that domestic animals play in modern society, more specifically the role as pet and the role as foodproducing animal in the framework of veterinary public health.

12. The Bachelor has insight in animal welfare and ideological topics with their current societal implications for the veterinary profession and sustainable and innovative entrepreneurship linked to it.

13. The Bachelor professionally and flexibly anticipates an intercultural society in which the perception and the role of the veterinary profession is not static and for which communication and cooperation with different involved parties, self-directed and lifelong learning and a reflective attitude are necessities.