Journal article

Expectations of Graduate Communication Skills in Professional Veterinary Practice

Sarah Haldane, Kenneth Hinchcliff, Peter Mansell, Chi Balk

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EDUCATION | UNIV TORONTO PRESS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Good communication skills are an important entry-level attribute of graduates of professional degrees. The inclusion of communication training within the curriculum can be problematic, particularly in programs with a high content load, such as veterinary science. This study examined the differences between the perceptions of students and qualified veterinarians with regards to the entry-level communication skills required of new graduates in clinical practice. Surveys were distributed to students in each of the four year levels of the veterinary science degree at the University of Melbourne and to recent graduates and experienced veterinarians registered in Victoria, Australia. Respondents w..

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