Behavioural Medicine Distance Education with Kersti Seksel, Debbie Calnon and Jacqui Ley

Behavioural Medicine Distance Education with Kersti Seksel, Debbie Calnon and Jacqui Ley   |   Course - Postgraduate

Posted by Centre for Veterinary Education
Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney, 2006, NSW, AU


1 February - 30 November 2020 | Online CPD + 1 x 2-Day Workshop + 1 x 1-Day Workshop

Event Description

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.

Past Participant

‘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

Learning Outcomes By successfully completing this course, you will:
  1. Significantly improve your ability to help your clients better understand their pet’s behaviour
  2. Further your understanding of the basics of behaviour and the intimate relationship between behaviour and organic disease
  3. Develop your skills in differentiating behaviour problems from problem behaviours to maximise treatment success
  4. Learn how to more accurately diagnose behavioural problems in most domestic species
  5. Improve your knowledge of psychotropic medication used to treat behavioural problems, including when to use medication, which medication to use and why
  6. Interact with other veterinarians who have similar interests in behavioural medicine

  1. Domestication and Genetics – understand what processes are involved in the behaviour of animals
  2. Learning Theory 1 – appreciate the science behind how animals learn
  3. Learning Theory 2 – apply the science every day in your interactions with animals
  4. Neurology – discover more about the brain and behaviour and what makes animals tick
  5. Psychotropic Medication 1 – learn about the common medications that help animals with mental health issues
  6. Psychotropic Medication 2 – find out more about how medication can help your patients
  7. Behavioural History – become more comfortable with diagnosing and implementing a treatment program for your patients
  8. Anxiety Disorders – learn why they are so debilitating and affect the life expectancy of your patients
  9. Aggression Issues – gain knowledge to safely and appropriately manage patients showing aggressive behaviours
  10. Other common problems – increase your ability to deal with an assortment of behaviours that bother owners

Event details

Event Type

Course - Postgraduate



Species Specialization

  • Companion animals

Event Location

This event will take place in Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney, 2006, NSW, AU

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