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SVMBS IPB University Holds Pre-Workshop on Veterinary Education Curriculum

Workshop of curriculum for the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Program (SKH) and the Veterinary Professional Education Program (PPDH) of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS) IPB University is carried out every five years to update the curriculum. The workshop will be planned to be held in June 2024. Prior to that, SVMBS had previously held two pre-workshops, namely on 11/1/2024 and 18/1/2024, at Lecture Room SKHB A, Dramaga Campus.

The first workshop was held hybrid, offline, and online, attended by 72 lecturers and 12 stakeholders. The agenda for this first pre-workshop included presenting survey results from alumni and users and listening to input from alumni and users, both online and offline.

Alumni and users who attended the workshop in person at SVMB were Modern Vet Clinic, Royal Canine, Zoetis, My Vet Clinic, Super Unggas Jaya, PT Romindo Primavetcom, Sanbio, Bogor Agriculture and Food Security Service, and the Tanjung Priok Quarantine Center. Meanwhile, alumni and users who attended online included PT MARS, PT JAPFA, Animal Health and Livestock Service Center (Pusyankeswannak) DKI Jakarta, Animal Products Quality Testing and Certification Center (BPMSPH), National Veterinary Drug Assay Laboratory (BPMSOH), Veterinary Service Center (BBVet) Bukit Tinggi, etc.

During the afternoon session, the first pre-workshop involved listening to a presentation on the IPB Faculty of Medicine curriculum as a reference material for comparison. This comparative analysis is essential to assess the curriculum in terms of its structure, competency, delivery methods, and evaluation or assessment. Additionally, it aimed to determine the alignment of veterinary courses with the competency standards set by the World Organization of Animal Health.

In the second pre-workshop, the agenda included sharing experiences with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Gadjah Mada (FKH UGM) and the Veterinary Medicine Undergraduate Program Faculty of Medicine University of Padjajaran (PSKH FK UNPAD).

The first invited speaker was the Deputy Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, FKH UGM, Drh. Agung Budiyanto, MP, PhD. He explained the FKH UGM curriculum and shared his experiences in implementing outcome-based education (OBE) and small group discussion learning methods. OBE aims to increase achievement and measurability in curriculum implementation, including three components: curriculum, process, and assessment.

“Small group discussions usually consist of groups of 12-16 students per class, held two weeks before the mid-semester exam and two weeks before the final semester exam. This small group discussion aims to fulfill competencies in communication, teamwork, and integration between course contents,” said Agung.

The second invited speaker was the Head of the PSKH FK UNPAD Study Program, Dr. Drh. Endang Yuni Setyowati, M.Sc. Agr. Dr. Endang explained the implementation of the their curriculum using a Block System based on the body’s organ systems.

“With this block system, we can compile a curriculum of 7 semesters for undergraduate level and 3 semesters for professional education level. Students learn in an integrated manner within the blocks that have been determined,” said Endang during the presentation.

The second pre-workshop ended with an explanation of the Veterinary Education Program Student Competency Examination (UKMPPDH) delivered by the Chair of the UKMPPDH National Committee, Prof. drh. Deni Noviana, Ph.D., DAiCVIM.

“UKMPPDH is one of the graduation requirements for students to become veterinarians, which is implemented nationally under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology.” Requirements for student graduation to become a veterinarian can also be supplemented with other requirements such as a comprehensive final exam in accordance with the policies of each university,” explained Deni Noviana in his presentation.

The series of pre-workshops that have been carried out aimed to provide insight to SVMBS IPB University lecturers about the curriculum and learning methods so that they can be used for consideration in improving the curriculum. (wep/kms/dar)