09-01-2008 - UEVP confirms ‘hour’ unit and adopts coefficient principle
The hour has been confirmed as the official unit of Continuing Education (CE) by the general assembly of the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners (UEVP), on 15 November.
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Furthermore, the UEVP adopted the use of two coefficients, with which the hours dedicated to CE could be increased, to give more ‘value’ to highly interactive education or to those with a high level of ‘control’. The learning coefficient would depend on the type of learning (e.g. higher for wet labs than for simple conference attendance) while the control coefficient would give value to the level of control (higher for qualifying exams than for no proof of gained knowledge). For example, a 2-hour evening conference without ‘control’ will gain just 2 hours, while an 8-hour training course could allow gaining 13 ‘hours’ or more, if it included wet labs and practical demonstrations.