CURRICULUM AND TEACHER UPDATE AT THE VETERINARY FACULTY,

CURRICULUM AND TEACHER UPDATE AT THE VETERINARY FACULTY,

CURRICULUM AND TEACHER UPDATE AT THE VETERINARY FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Aida Hodzic Veterinary Faculty, University of Sarajevo EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE GENERAL XV Internal Market and Financial Services Free movement of goods and regulated professions Regulated professions (qualifications) Advisory Committee on Veterinary Training (ACVT) European association of establishments for veterinary education (EAEVE) EVALUATION OF VETERINARY TRAINING IN EUROPE: Standard Operating Procedures 2002 (ANNEXES I-X 2007/2008) http://www.eaeve.org NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Project title Curriculum Development According to Bologna Principles - a cooperation project between the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sarajevo and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science - including secondary cooperation with other institutions of veterinary medicine on the Western Balkans. NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Project financed by: Norwegian Cooperation Program on Research and Higher Education with the countries on the Western Balkans (CPWB) Project Application Form http://www.siu.no/vev.nsf/O/EASTERN+EUROPEWestern+Balkans-Application+Reporting )

Cover page NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Academic staff and researchers involved in project (Master's and Ph.D. students, Post-doc.'s and others to be included in the Project Description) I Nam N e: Yngvild Wasteson Degree Dr, Med : Vet (PhD) Position Professor : ViceRecto r

Melanie Etchell Degree Cand. : Philol. (masters) Position Internatio : nal Adviser Nam e: Degree : Position : Nam e: Degree :

Position : Nam e: Degree : Position : Nam e: NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Academic staff and researchers involved in project Nam WB Sarajev e: o

Skopje Aida Hodzic Degree PhD : Positio n Assistant Professor Nam e: Edin Satrovic Degree DVM : Positio n: Senior Ass. Nam e:

Amir Zahirovic Degree MSc : Positio n: Senior Ass. Nam e: Davor Alagic Degree MSc : Positio n: Senior Ass. Nam e:

Dunja Rukavina Degree Biologi : st Positio n: Assistant Nam e: Teufik Goletic Degree DVM : Positio n: Senior Ass. Nam

Toni Degree PhD Positio Professor NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Project Description Bologna Declaration was signed by B&H in 2003 Veterinary Faculty Sarajevo is the only veterinary faculty in B&H NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Project Description

The main objective is to: adjust our curriculum, install ECTS and all ECTS documents, and to install the quality assurance system. NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Project Description Activities (sub-goals) Year of realization Methods of realization 1. To define professional profiles with regard to national economy and market needs 2006 Opinion polls +

workshop 2. Visits of professors from European faculties of veterinary medicine concerning education of our staff about study regime, syllabus and curriculum, quality assurance as well as other critical aspects of Bologna process 2006 5 visiting lectures/instructors organizing lectures and workshops, regional participants involved 3. Preparing of elements for 2006 Questionnaires for

NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Project Description 4. Visits of our teaching staff to European faculties of veterinary medicine (e.g. Austria, Slovenia, Norway) 20062007 5. Syllabus and curriculum proposal making according to the Bologna Declaration 2007 Questionnaire analysis and comparation with regional and European veterinary curriculums 6. To define ECTS points and ECTS documents (Information

package, Student application form, Transcript of records, Learning agreement, Diploma supplement) 2007 Questionnaire for students, calculation of STWL and ECTS points by top-down methods NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Project Description 7. Discussion and alignment of defined curriculums and ECTS in regard to regional and international exchange of students and staff 2008

Workshop (European and regional participants involved in project) 8. Quality assurance system evaluation and accreditation 2008 EAEVE Evaluation, one weeks duration, 6 external examiners NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE VETERINARY FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Project Description Student and faculty staff mobility on a regional level firstly: the economic, commercial and cultural similarities, the absence of language barriers.

The professional profile of veterinarians as response to economic and market needs in Bosnia and Herzegovina -presentation of the results of Project Activity 1- Overview of the response Approximately 1000 veterinarians in the country estimate of the State Veterinary Office of BiH for 2006 600 questionnaires mailed out 400 to veterinary practitioners 200 to veterinarians in government, education, industry... 324 to veterinarians in FBiH 26 to veterinarians in DB

250 to veterinarians in RS Overall response 40,8% (245/600) Returned questionnaires, differentiated in accordance with location and job type Overall location job type Food production Education Laboratory Goverment Practicioners RS DB

FBIH 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Overview of response rate according to location (cantons in FBiH and regions in RS) Summary of respondent data - gender ratio differentiated according to job typeWoman Men Food processing Education Laboratory Vet.administration Vet.inspection Vet.practice 0

20 40 60 80 100 Overall 3 : 1 ratio between men and women Summary of respondent data - age ratio differentiated by job type<33 33 Food processing Education Laboratory Vet.administration Vet.inspection Vet.practice

0 20 40 60 80 100 Average age of a veterinarian 43,3 years FBiH 42,9 years Men 43,7 years RS+DB 45,3 years Women 41,3 years Overall 4 : 1 ratio between veterinarians older than or equal to 33 and those younger than 33 years of age Average time between graduation and first employment 16 14

months 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Men overall Woman by gender <33 33 by age FBIH RS+DB by location VFS

VFB by faculty VFZ Average wage differentiated according to job type, gender, age, location and whether respondent had continuing education 1200 p<0,05 p=0,152 1000 600 400 200 average overall by job type by gender

by age had not had RS+DB FBIH 33 <33 woman men food production education laboratory vet.adminstration

vet.inspectors 0 field practicioners KM 800 by continuing location education Needs for veterinary education - Proportions of respondents unsatisfied with the knowledge they had day one after graduation bz faculty VFZ VFB overall by gender by age VFS 33

<33 Woman Men 0 20 40 60 80 100 Veterinarians younger than 33 years of age are 1,5 times more likely to be unsatisfied with the knowledge they gained at veterinary faculty compared to their older colleagues Very satisfie d Satisfied Partiall

y unsatisfie d Unsatisfie d 1+2 column / 3+4 column Basic natural sciences 76% 16% 7,5% 0,5% 11,5 : 1 Pre clinical sciences 71%

17,5% 10,5 % 1% 7,7 : 1 Clinical veterinary medicine 25,3 % 12,6% 36,8 % 25,3% 1 : 1,6 Food safety and quality 60,8 %

15,1% 21,1 % 3% 3,1 :1 Infectious agents and laboratory diagnostics 63,8 % 11,7% 17,9 % 6,6% Veterinary legislation and organisation of veterin. sevices

54% 7,5% 20% 18,5% 1,6 : 1 Preventive veterinary medicine 55,7 % 7,5% 20,9 % 15,9% 1,7 : 1 Business and organisational management

31,5 % 5% 18,3 % 45,2% 1 : 1,7 Information technology 23,9 2% 9,4% 64,6% 1: N=200

3:1 Technology of food production Informatics technologies Bussines management Preventive veterinary medicine Study sample% Legislation/ veterinary service Agents and lab.diagnostics Food safety

Clinical veterinary medicine Pre clinical courses Natural sciences Respondent opinion on proportion of time needed for specific subject areas within the veterinary curriculum (in %) and comparison with the current curriculum Current curriculum% 30 25 20 15 10 5

0 Vox populi veterinarum Elective courses focusing on a student's area of interest would improve the capabilities of new graduates (80,8 % of respondents) Veterinary faculty Sarajevo should not enroll more than 40 freshmen students annually Length of veterinary studies not less than 5 and not more than 6 years Vox populi veterinarum Continuing education 99% respondents believe it is necessary 90% respondents state it is required by their employer the most popular type seminars and workshops

Providers of continuing education 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 professional associations government faculty Presentation of Project Activity 2 Workshop: Curriculum Development According to the Bologna Principles (Cooperation project between the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Sarajevo and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo - including secondary cooperation with other institutions of Veterinary Medicine on the Western Balkans) Organised in cooperation with

European Veterinary Faculties Venue: Veterinary Faculty Sarajevo Sarajevo 10-11 April 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina Workshop Tuesday, 10 April 2007 Participants: management, teaching staff, and students of Veterinary Faculty Sarajevo and guests 09:00 Welcome Dr. Almedina Zuko, Dean, Veterinary Faculty Sarajevo Dr. Yngvid Wasteson, Vice-Rector and IN Project Leader, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science Almir Mashala, assistant Minister of Education and Science, Canton Sarajevo 09:20 Introduction to the project Dr. Aida Hodzic,WB Project Leader 09:30 Presentations of veterinary faculties participating in the project: Veterinary Faculty Zagreb, Croatia Veterinary Faculty Skopje, FYR Macedonia Veterinary Faculty Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Workshop 10:00 Competence and professional profile of veterinarians

today and in the near futurechallenges and possibilities for education in regard to EU Directives Ursula M. Schober, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna 10:20 Defining veterinarian professional profile(s) with regard to national economy and market needs presentation of the Project Activity 1 results - Dr. Nihad Fejzic, Veterinary Faculty Sarajevo 10:40 Discussion 11:00 Coffee/tea break Workshop 11:20 Design and development of curriculum for higher education in veterinary medicine according to the Bologna Principles practical example of the Veterinary Faculty Oslo, Helsinki, Dublin, Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Belgrade. Representative of each of these veterinary faculties should give a presentation addressing the following main issues: -The new veterinary medicine curriculum - Two cycles study: Yes or NO - Professional degree(s) - Creating and applying ECTS system - ECTS and letter grading system - ECTS documents - The role of students in Bologna process - What is new in student-teacher relationship

Workshop 13:40 Discussion 14:00 Lunch organized by host institution 15:00 The role and obligations of state authorities in reforming the process of higher education system in accordance with the Bologna Principles Dr. Grace Mulcahy, Veterinary Faculty Dublin 15:20 Quality assurance concept, internal and external evaluation as a instrument of quality assurance Dr. Timo Soveri, Veterinary Faculty Helsinki Workshop 15:40 Students and teachers mobility in the Bologna Process - Dr. Ursula M. Schober, University of Veterinary MedicineVienna 16:00 Importance and possibilities of harmonization of higher education on regional level - Dr. Yngvild Wasteson, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science Oslo 16:20 Institutional cooperation with South Eastern Europe - Dr. Mensur Vegara, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Aas 16:40 Discussion 17:00 The end of Day1 20:00 Dinner organized by the host dean Workshop Wednesday, 11 April 2007 Participants: project participants, student representatives,

guests, vice dean for student affairs 09:00 Practical work: - Designing a new veterinary curriculum - Questionnaires for teachers and students concrete practical examples and ways of development - Analysis and harmonization of questionnaires - Way(s) of assignment and calculation of ECTS concrete practical examples - ECTS and letter grading system concrete practical examples - ECTS documents - concrete practical examples 13:00 Lunch organized by host institution 15:00End of the workshop Results of project activities 3, 5 and 6 New curriculum proposal with ECTS has prepared Curriculum proposal has been already disscussed with Norwegian and regional partners Curriculum proposal will be disscussed with some other European Veterinary Faculties in 2008 as well Application for EAEVE evaluation in 2008 EAEVE evaluation

STAGE I Main Indicators Teaching staff Students Support staff Theoretical training Supervised practical training (laboratory and desk work, nonclinical and clinical work Self-directed learning Animal case-load training Post-mortem examinations Ambulatory (mobile) clinic EAEVE evaluation STAGE II (Accreditation) Internal System of Quality Assurance Policy statement Student assessment and student welfare Assessment of teaching staff Assessment of learning opportunities Assessment of training programme and the award of title of a Veterinary Surgeon Continuing education Post-graduate education

Research Internationalisation of education and research Cooperation wih stakeholders and society Project participants Veterinary faculty Sarajevo Veterinary Faculty Milan Veterinary Faculty Porto Objective 1 KEEP TEACHING AT THE VETERINARY FACULTY SARAJEVO 1a. Purchasing modern equipment 1b. Development of e-learning methods 1c. Employ a young Sarajevo ICT expert assisting students and teachers to develope e-learning material Objective 2 IMPROVING THE KNOWLEDGE AND TEACHING SKILLS OF YOUNG TEACHERS

2a. Young teachers retraining in Milan and Porto 2b. Didactic material and books Objective 3 SARAJEVO VETERINARY FACULTYS FAMILIARIZATION TO ECTS FOR FUTURE INTRODUCTION OF CREDIT SYSTEM ACCORDING TO EU STANDARDS 3a. Meeting in Sarajevo 3b. Proposal for an ECTS reorganization 3c. Presentation of newly elaborated plan in a project closed meeting in Sarajevo

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