Gain exposure to the latest updates in behavioural medicine.
This course aims to present an overview of, and assist you in improving your approach to, the diagnosis and management of behavioural cases.
It will provide you with the opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge in a range of topics about animal behaviour and behavioural medicine so you will better understand learning theory, the relationship between behaviour and organic disease, psychotropic medications and how to manage anxiety, aggression and other common behavioural problems.
"Overall, I found that this was a really great course. The structure of the course requires a large amount of self-directed research, which initially is rather overwhelming and at times frustrating. However, having completed the course and now studying for Memberships, this self-directed research is vital to help keep this information fresh and topical. I feel really enriched and more satisfied by my learning by having had to find by own answers, and not having them spoon-fed to me."
Isabelle Resch, ACT
By successfully completing this course, you will:
Significantly improve your ability to help your clients better understand their pet’s behaviour
Further your understanding of the basics of behaviour and the intimate relationship between behaviour and organic disease
Develop your skills in differentiating behaviour problems from problem behaviours to maximise treatment success
Learn how to more accurately diagnose behavioural problems in most domestic species
Improve your knowledge of psychotropic medication used to treat behavioural problems, including when to use medication, which medication to use and why
Interact with other veterinarians who have similar interests in behavioural medicine
Domestication and Genetics – understand what processes are involved in the behaviour of animals
Learning Theory 1 – appreciate the science behind how animals learn
Learning Theory 2 – apply the science every day in your interactions with animals
Neurology – discover more about the brain and behaviour and what makes animals tick
Psychotropic Medication 1 – learn about the common medications that help animals with mental health issues
Psychotropic Medication 2 – find out more about how medication can help your patients
Behavioural History – become more comfortable with diagnosing and implementing a treatment program for your patients
Anxiety Disorders – learn why they are so debilitating and affect the life expectancy of your patients
Aggression Issues – gain knowledge to safely and appropriately manage patients showing aggressive behaviours
Other common problems – increase your ability to deal with an
Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a $1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional $250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.
|Member Type||Super early bird||Early bird||Full rate|
|Non-member / eMember||$6100||$6400||$6600|
Please note: All course fees will be charged in Australian dollars AND you must be a qualified veterinarian to enrol in this courses.
If you completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on the next DE course/s. Contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or email@example.com to redeem this discount.