Course dates: 20th January to 16th February 2014 (online)
CPD hours: 20 hours
Course fees: £299 (RVC courses are VAT exempt)
**100% bursaries available for UK residents working in the UK agri-food sector**
(e.g. veterinarians engaged in livestock or public health)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; +44 (0)1707 666865; www.rvc.ac.uk/cpd
This is an interactive online course, which is suitable for any livestock veterinarian interested in investigating the impact of disease, diagnosis and intervention on the profitability of a client’s business. It is particularly appropriate for those studying for a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with a focus on livestock. The course will cover different methods of analysing impact to help make informed decisions regarding diagnosis and intervention. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own cases as examples to work through.
Week 1: Case approach from an economic perspective - options for diagnosis and intervention
Week 2: Partial budget analysis – developing a framework for assessment of the economic
profitability of a short term change.
Week 3: Cost benefit analysis – calculating the profitability of an animal health intervention for a
Week 4: Decision tree analysis - assessing change with risk and uncertainty
Webinars will be held on Mondays (20th, 27th January, 3rd, 10th February) between 1pm and 3pm UK time. Recorded versions will be available for viewing throughout the course. In addition, participants are advised to allocate 2-3 hours per week during the course for other online learning activities which will reinforce the webinar-based learning.
Tutors: Jonathan Rushton, Barbara Haesler, Mandy Nevel and William Gilbert (RVC)
What is Webinar Plus?
Webinar Plus courses at the RVC provide a rich learning experience over four weeks. Less intense than e-CPD but with greater learning support than webinars alone, each course is worth up to 4 CPD hours per week. There is a 2 hour webinar each week which participants can attend ’live’ or view the recorded version if the day or time does not suit their schedule. In addition, participants have access to our web-based virtual learning platform (Learn) where there will be a variety of learning resources available to support the topic of each week including course notes, supplementary reading material and cases to assess. There will be discussion forums for interaction with fellow participants as well as tutor moderated Q&A sessions each week so all of your concerns and queries about the topic can be aired and discussed.
If you are interested in taking this Webinar Plus course as part of your Continuing Professional Development, please contact The Royal Veterinary College’s CPD team at:
Visit the website to download a registration form and return to the CPD team.