Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice Subcommittee

Terms of reference

The Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice Subcommittee is responsible for the coordination and oversight of arrangements for the modular Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. (View full terms of reference)

 

Members

  • Dr Melissa Donald
  • Ms Sharon Boyd
  • Dr James Horner 
  • Prof Jill Maddison (Chair)
  • Prof Cathy McGowan 
  • Ms Lucy McMahon
  • Mr Lance Voute 
  • Col David White

 

Secretary

Britta Crawford (T 020 7202 0777, E b.crawford@rcvs.org.uk)

 

Full terms of reference

The subcommittee is responsible for the coordination and oversight of arrangements for the modular Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. It will:

  • manage a framework to develop outlines for new modules where required and ensure existing modules are kept up to date and fit for purpose
  • consider submissions for accreditation from universities for assessing modules; make recommendations to EPS Committee in any cases where accreditation cannot be agreed by the subcommittee
  • oversee arrangements for synoptic assessment, making recommendations to EPS Committee on appointment of RCVS examiners
  • receive and consider periodic quality assurance reports from accredited universities and make recommendations to EPS Committee on any cases that cause concern
  • oversee the Byelaws for implementation of the qualification and make recommendations to EPS Committee for keeping the Byelaws up to date
  • liaise where appropriate with other relevant veterinary associations, societies & divisions to ensure appropriate input of expertise to the accreditation, assessment and review process, and to consult on development of new modules.

The subcommittee may co-opt individuals for their particular expertise for a defined period or defined task.

The subcommittee may meet up to 3 times per year, and will report to the EPS Committee. It may need to meet more frequently at times to consider applications for accreditation, although some of the business may be conducted by teleconference/email if agreed appropriate by the subcommittee members.

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