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Developing National Academic Reference Standards

for Veterinary Higher Education in Egypt

Sector committee of Veterinary
higher Education

• The significance of the National Academic

Reference Standards (NARS).

• Purpose of the workshop.

The significance of NARS in the quality
assurance and accreditation process

1. Ensure that graduates of Egyptian

Universities are recognized world wide

2. Clear statements of academic standards

3. Guidance to institutions developing their

programme specifications
Purpose of the Workshop

To build the capacity in the universities

to share in defining of (NARS) of
Veterinary higher education
National Academic
Reference standards
Specific standards established by specialized committee
with participation of stakeholders and other beneficiaries in
guidance with international standards and in preservation of
the cultural particularity of the nation. Including the minimum
knowledge and skills to be gained by the graduates from the
educational programme (s).

‫المعايير الكاديمية المرجعية القومية‬

‫ه ى المعايي ر الموضوع ة م ن قب ل لجن ة متخص صة بالشتراك مع‬
‫المس تفيدين م ن الخدم ة التعليمي ة وك ل اص حاب المص لحة استرشادا‬
‫ وهذه المعايير تمثل‬.‫بالمعايير العالمية وبالمحافظة على الهوية القومية‬
‫الحد الدنى من المعرفة والمهارات المطلوب اكتسابها من البرنامج‬
Academic standards

Specific standards decided by the institution, and

informed by external (National and/or International)
references and including the minimum knowledge and skills
to be gained by the graduates from the programme as well
as fulfilling the stated mission of the institution.
‫المعايير الكاديمية‬
‫هي مستوى من المتطلبات التي يجب على المؤسسة التعليمية من خلل‬
‫ال برنامج التعليم ي أ ن تحققه ا لك ي تضم ن أ ن الخري ج ق د أكتس ب الحد‬
‫ وتكون‬. ‫الدنى من المعرفة والمهارات بما يتفق مع رسالة المؤسسة‬
‫ أو عالمية ول تقل عن المعايير‬/ ‫مستمدة من مراجع خارجية قومية و‬
.‫الكاديمية المرجعية القومية‬
Glossary Attributes

The set of characteristics (knowledge, skills, attitudes,

ethics etc.), that the graduate must have to fulfill through
educational programme.Which qualify him for employment
and/or further education and academic research at an
appropriate level in the relevant field.

‫مواصفات الخريج‬

‫هي مجموع ة من الص فات الت ى يج ب ان تتواف ر ف ى الخري ج والت ى تشمل المعلومات‬
‫والمفاهيم والمهارات ) المهنية والخلقية ( التي يجب أن يمتلكها الخريج لتؤهله‬
.‫او للتعليم المستقبلى والبحث الكاديمى بمستوى ملئم فى مجال تخصصه‬/‫للعمل و‬
What NARS are NOT

An import
A prescription
A curriculum
A syllabus
A maximum to be
attained by students
An obstacle to change
International References
Academic reference standards and regulations in the
following Faculties of Veterinary Medicine in different

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Georgia Uni.USA –

College of Veterinary Medicine, WashingtonUSA –

College of Veterinary Medicine, Western Uni.USA –

College of Veterinary Medicine, Wisconsin.USA –
International References
. School of Vet. Med. Ross Uni.USA –
College of Veterinary Medicine Western Canada, –
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna –
. College of Veterinary Medicine Dublin Uni.Ireland –
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover, –
Royal Veterinary Collage , London University..UK –
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Queensland Uni. –
National Academic Reference Standards
for Veterinary Higher Education in Egypt

Title .1.: Veterinary Medical sciences •

Date:.2 December/2005 •

.Sector Committee of Veterinary Higher Education.3 •

.General Statement of the professional role of Veterinarian.4 •
.Attributes .5 •
:Academic Standards .6 •
a. knowledge& Understanding •
b . Intellectual skills •
c . Practical & Professional skills •
d .General& Transferable skills •
A general statement of the professional
role of a Veterinarian will include

• Maintenance and promotion of good animal, birds and fish health.

• The origin diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and

injury as well as their impact on animals

• Increasing animal, birds and fish production.

• Maintaining human health, food and environment safety

• He is proactive in ensuring the currency and relevance of

knowledge and skills

The attributes of a veterinarian

• The graduate has a profound knowledge and understanding of

normal animal, poultry and fish structure and function, as well
as abnormalities that occur in common diseases.
• The graduate has the skills of animal management and behavior
within a safe environment.
• The graduate can diagnose, assess, prevent and treat common
and important animal diseases in a variety of settings.
• The graduate contributes in solving complex animal diseases, welfare
and environmental problems in the surrounding society.
• The graduate contributes in increasing understanding in the society by
application of scientific methods in research and analysis working
collaborative with other professionals
The attributes of a veterinarian

6. The graduate operates with respect for the legal and other
regulations and applies the Veterinary code of practice including
7. The graduate has a profound knowledge and understanding on
the economic impact and factors on delivery of animal health
care, as well as nutrition and nutritional standards.
8. The graduate has the appropriate professional and personal
attitudes and behavior, including critical evaluation, curiosity and
life long learning skills as well as ethical and legal frame of
medical practice.
9. The graduate is proficient in basic veterinary clinical skills and
interpret the findings to demonstrate competence in the
performance of basic technical procedures.
Example – 1

one attribute of a veterinarian:

The graduate can diagnose, assess, prevent and treat common

and important animal diseases in a variety of settings

Example – 2

Academic Standards ( ARS)

knowledge and understanding

representing the disease problem based*
.on scientific evidence
.clinical examination principles*
. disease agents identification*
principles of solving disease problems*
.*pharmacological & therapeutic basis
Intellectual skills

Graduate has the ability to

highlight the important clinical
problem from a case interaction
and utilizing available data
Professional skills

Graduate has the ability to

-handle the animal

-identify the etiological agents

-use laboratory tests, clinical examination and
software to find out information relevant to the
clinical problem.
-Read and interpret diagnostic tests
-Prescribe the remedy

General and transferable skills

Graduate has the ability to*

utilize communicating skills .
*As well as to get access to
web sites to perform a
research or solve any newly
.emerged disease problem
Statement of Professional



Evaluators Stakeholders