Master of Science in Veterinary Medical Sciences

Concentration in Shelter Medicine

 

Student:                                                                                                               Required Program Credits: 30

 

Started:                                                                                                                   Cum GPA:

 

If you have any questions, contact dess@ahc.ufl.edu

To view Syllabi and Pace Charts for Shelter Medicine courses see:

http://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/education/courses/

 

Course

Credits

Semester Taught

Semester Taken

Grade

I.                    CORE COURSES – REQUIRED

VME 6810

Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems

3

Fall/Spring/Summer

 

 

VME 6811

Shelter Animal Physical Health

3

Fall/Spring

 

 

VME 6812

Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare

3

Fall/Spring

 

 

VME 6575

Veterinary Forensic Medicine

3

Fall

 

 

II. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A course or workshop that covers writing in the sciences, such as ENC 5319, Writing Workshop, or OpenEdX Writing in the Sciences

 0- 3 Credits

 

Non-thesis students are expected to (1) meet with their online advisors at least once annually to review progress, (2) keep an e-portfolio to document their learning and professional growth, and (3)  to develop and present a “Capstone Project” approved by their advisors in the final semester of their program.

 

Thesis students are expected to (1) meet online with their committees at least twice annually to review their progress, (2) document teaching efforts, (3) attend online national rounds, and (4) develop and defend their thesis. 

ENC 5319

Scholarly Writing for Publication

3

Intermittently when have 12 or more enrolled

 

 

VME 6934

Scientific Poster Writing Workshop

(Capstone project must be approved before registering for this course)

1

Fall /Spring/Summer

 

 

III.               Electives  

Students can choose to complete (non-required) certificates in Veterinary Forensics Sciences, Nonprofit Leadership, and/or Public Health. Below courses are available as electives regardless of completion of the corresponding certificate.

18-21 Credits

III-a.

Certificate in Veterinary Forensics Sciences

VME 6051

Cruelty to Animals and  Interpersonal Violence

3

Spring

 

 

VME 6052

Animal Crime Scene Processing

3

Summer

 

 

VME 6054

Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensics Evidence

3

Spring

 

 

ENY 6706

Forensic Entomology

3

Fall

 

 

III-b.

Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership NOTE:  MUST formally enroll in this certificate to take these courses

FYC 6421

Nonprofit Organizations

3

Fall

 

 

FYC 6905

Human Resource Management for Nonprofits

3

Summer

 

 

FYC 6424

Fundraising for Community Nonprofit Organizations

3

Spring

 

 

FYC 6425

Risk Management in Nonprofit Organizations

3

Fall

 

 

III-c.

Certificate in Public Health with Emphasis in Veterinary Public Health

PHC 6313

Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health

3

Spring (every year)/Summer (odd years only)

 

 

PHC 6001

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health

3

Spring/Summer

 

 

PHC 6519

Zoonotic Disease in Humans and Animals

3

Spring/Summer

 

 

PHC 6183**

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response

3

Fall/Summer

 

 

PHC 6002**

Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (prerequisites PHC 6001, PHC 6050)

3

Summer

 

 

PHC 6316**

Health, Risk, and Crisis Communication in Public Health

3

Summer

 

 

PHC 6050**

Statistical Methods for Health Science 1

3

Spring

 

 

III-d.

Other  Electives

VME 6820

 

Topics in Veterinary Medical Science: Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response

1

Fall/Spring/Summer

 

 

VME 6800

Welfare and Wellness for Pets and People

1

Summer

VME 6934***

Topics in Veterinary Medical Science: Surgeons to Leaders Workshop (on-campus)

  • VETERINARIANS ONLY

1

July 8-9, 2016 ON-CAMPUS and optional Operation Catnip on July 10, 2016

 

 

VME 6571

Forensic Applied Animal Behavior

3

Fall

 

 

VME 6615

Veterinary Forensic Toxicology

3

Summer

 

 

VME 6056

Animal Law

3

Spring

 

 

VME 6572

Forensic Aspects of Agricultural Animal Welfare

3

Spring

 

 

VME 6576

Veterinary Forensic Pathology

  • open to veterinarians only

3

Summer

VME 6905

Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences

1-3

Intermittently

 

 

VME 6934

Special Topics (Non-Thesis students: 1-3 credits required in final semester in order to present Capstone Projects)

1-3

Fall/Spring/Summer

 

 

IV.                THESIS-BASED DEGREE REQUIREMENTS****

Courses below are only required for students pursuing the thesis-based degree requirements

7-14 Credits

 

Thesis option is available to Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program residents only or with outside funding

VME 6971****

Research for Master’s Thesis (2-3 credits required last semester)

6 (max)

Fall/Spring/Summer

 

 

VME 6910****

Supervised Research

1-5

Intermittently

 

 

PHC 6050****

Statistical Methods for Health Science 1

3

Spring

 

 

VME 6771****

Veterinary Epidemiologic Research

3

Summer

 

 

Earned Credits

 

 

 

 

Notes: Must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program and to graduate.

** To earn the Public Health certificate, students must take PHC 6313, PHC 6001, PHC 6519, & TWO of the following: PHC 6183, PHC 6002, PHC 6316 and/or PHC 6050. Students must also pass an open-book exam based on the 10 Essential Services of Public Health.

***Courses requires physical attendance on-campus and proof of vaccinations to the UF Student Health Center

****For the thesis-based degree, students must take VME 6971, VME 6910, & EITHER PHC 6050 or VME 6771

Grade Point Values for Grades

Letter Grade

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

E,I,NG

Grade Points

4.0

3.67

3.33

3.0

2.67

2.33

2.0

1.67

1.33

1.00

.67

0.0

 

03/03/2017 MS Concentration in Shelter Medicine