Expressions of interest – Veterinary Epidemiology Teaching Skills (VETS) workshop

Asia Pacific Consortium of Veterinary Epidemiology (APCOVE) is pleased to invite expressions of interest (EOIs) from facilitators teaching in field epidemiology training programs in the following target countries to participate in the Veterinary Epidemiology Teaching Skills (VETS) workshop: Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and PNG.

What is APCOVE?

APCOVE was established in 2020 with funding from The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to strengthen veterinary epidemiology capacity in the Asia Pacific region. It involves more than 40 veterinary epidemiologists and animal health experts from Australia, New Zealand, the US and the target countries. Please see the website for further information:

What is this workshop about?

This workshop aims to provide training in teaching methods to FETPV facilitators to improve teaching quality in partnership with our target country partners. This workshop will enable FETPV facilitators to understand the differences between teacher and student-centred learning and enable them to identify an evidence-based approach for their teaching practice. The workshop will cover topics including planning and delivering a teaching session, facilitating small group teaching, teaching a skill and receiving feedback.

The workshop will be conducted by Dr Annette Burgess, Associate Professor, Medical Education, The University of Sydney. It will comprise training activities and assignments related to each topic and will accommodate 35 participants (five from Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar each, and a combined total of five from Timor-Leste and PNG). On successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate1 and compensation of AU$ 460 (AUD $115 per day) for their time.

When is this workshop being offered?

The VETS workshop will be run online (through Zoom) on the following dates: Monday & Tuesday 23 & 24 August 2021, Thursday & Friday 26 & 27 August 2021 (please note the break on Wednesday 25 August).

Who can participate in the workshop?

Expressions of interest are invited from veterinarians or veterinary educators who are experienced in facilitating field epidemiology training programs or are likely to be involved in facilitating these programs in the future. The participants should have viable internet connectivity and be willing to devote 7-8 hours each day, for four days. Selection will be made by the APCOVE selection committee. There will be a separate call for EOIs for workshops on other topics to be conducted across 2021-2022.

How to apply?

Expressions of interest should be submitted using the following link by 23 July 2021:

For any queries, please write to Ms Meg Vost at or Dr Harish Tiwari at

1 The certificates will be issued by APCOVE and not by any partner university. The training is not equivalent to any university degree or diploma.

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