Title: Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.
This is a two-year professional programme. Successful candidates become qualified veterinary technicians.
Admission Requirements: A school leaving certificate. Applicants must be fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. Admission is based on final school grades and is highly competitive. Admission is centralised through the national "Samordna opptak", the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS).
See also: Academic calendar.
Educational and Professional Goals
The Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in Oslo has provided a programme in veterinary nursing since 1994, with an intake of 14 students per annum. This was a one-year course until the autumn of 2003, when it was lengthened to two years by including the compulsory seeing-practice period in the course itself. In 2007 the School will increase admission to 30 students annually. The title, ”Veterinary technician” is protected by law.
The curriculum for the veterinary nursing programme was approved by The Board in June 2003. The pre- and para-clinical part of this curriculum are organised in blocks or bulks of subjects with a similar or related context. Each block is completed before a new block is commenced. This allows for the students to concentrate entirely on the contents of each block, rather than having to study other unrelated subjects that run parallel to these blocks.
The veterinary nurse students must be knowledgeable and demonstrate an understanding of the pre- and para-clinical subjects in order to gain competence in clinical subjects. The clinical part of the curriculum is integrated in all 4 semesters, 3 clinical parts all together.
These clinical periods are divided between private clinics and the clinics at the veterinary school, at a total of 34 weeks.
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Final Examination and examination and assessment regulations
See also: Courses, Modules and Blocks