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The role of veterinary medicine in an interdisciplinary family health course.

Authors
  • Waddell, Rhondda F
  • Isaza, Natalie
  • Murray, Gina
  • Glikes, Melissa
  • Davidson, Richard
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of veterinary medical education
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
37
Issue
2
Pages
126–129
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3138/jvme.37.2.126
PMID: 20576900
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

First-year students from five health professions colleges engaged in a team-taught interdisciplinary family health course located in a community-based setting. This descriptive account of their experiences describes the implications of interdisciplinary education for student learning with an emphasis on the health care concerns of the volunteer families and their companion animals that participated in the Interdisciplinary Family Health course. The authors underscore the potential of interdisciplinary course work for the enrichment of the educational process, with collaboration between veterinary and other health professions, including the disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy, dental, social work, and the larger community, by providing an emphasis on family health and companion-animal care.

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