Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme, the graduate will be able to approach and address complex companion animal health and disease problems in a highly reflective and structured problem oriented fashion based on analysis of collected data and information from the medical literature, resulting in clinical decision making and planning and execution of specialised diagnostic work up, procedures and therapeutic strategies at an advanced level. Furthermore to communicate professional and specialisation related topics and solutions to new issues to specialist and non-specialists colleagues, as well as to lay people. The graduate will be able to participate in cross disciplinary interaction, networks and collaboration at a highly qualified level within the elected area of specialisation. The graduate will have the foundation to continuously develop professionally within the area of specialisation.


The graduate will be able to:

  • Define, identify and discuss veterinary methodology and paraclinical tools in systematised reflective clinical decision making in companion animal clinical practice specifically within the elected specialisation.
  • Explain, reflect about and demonstrate overview of complex clinical decision making, patient therapy and management at a specialised level.
  • List, classify, and demonstrate critical reflection on existing and new approaches to patient diagnosis, therapy, management and client education in a specialty practice situation.


Within the area of specialisation the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply the quantitative and qualitative methodologies and tools as well as master relevant skills.
  • Interpret, assess and reflect on collected patient data in order to identify/localise the cause of disease, make clinical decisions, arrive at a diagnosis and apply and integrate evidence based scientific approaches to plan and administer further diagnostics, patient therapy and management.
  • Continuously seek out, reflect on and apply new evidence based methods and solution models.
  • Communicate and discuss academic issues and solution models with both peers and non-specialists at an advanced level and across disciplines within companion animal practice.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and pass on results to relevant parties.


The graduate will be able to:

  • Evaluate and manage companion animal diseases within the chosen specialisation, which may necessitate novel solutions and approaches identified from current medical literature or other resources.
  • Work independently, take responsibility for, predict, prognosticate and make decisions within the chosen specialisation.
  • Collaborate constructively within and between specialists/professionals and lay persons involved in companion animal patient management.
  • Make ethic considerations regarding diagnostic methods and therapies and place these into perspective.
  • Independently evaluate and structure own learning processes and continuously obtain new knowledge at a specialty level within the chosen specialisation.

Curriculum for Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science.