Serving Veterinary Regulatory Boards in the Interest of Public Protection

RACE Standards

Methods of Delivery

The method(s) of delivery of a course shall be appropriate to the educational content, objective and purpose of the program and presented in an effective manner that will best benefit the audience. The method(s) of delivery should, where practical, encourage active participation and involvement on the part of the participating attendee. The content criteria (i.e., content validity, scientifically based information, and evidence of benefit or lack of harm) specified previously will similarly apply across all methods of delivery.

 

Seminar/Lecture (interactive)

Seminar/Lecture programs may be classroom-style, in-clinic, lectures, conferences and/or one-on-one, in-person sessions.

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Lab/Wet Lab (interactive)

Labs and Wet labs are interactive, hands-on training sessions and may be held in conjunction with or independent of Seminar/Lecture programs.

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Interactive Web-based, Teleconference, or Audio-Conference Programs

Interactive online or audio Programs, real-time webinars, or teleconferences, shall provide:

  • An ongoing, scheduled, interactive experience for the participants by providing timely access to an utilization of both technical personnel and professional faculty as well as interactivity among participants
  • A mechanism to document a minimum level of participation and the ability to be flexible and supplement the participant’s learning experience in response to the individual and collective participants’ progress and feedback on a day-to-day basis during the course period
  • Electronic security measures and reliable technology to ensure appropriate privacy
  • Email and website address information as well as access to the site, if requested

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Non-Interactive Online, Correspondence or Other Self-Study Programs

Independent/self-study Programs that include such methods of delivery as online courses with 24/7 access; video, DVD or cassette tapes; or other correspondence programs may be considered for RACE approval if they comply with the following in addition to all RACE criteria, and must include:

  • Access information to the course
  • A detailed course outline that delineates the amount of time a participant will spend on each section of the course. Click here for a sample agenda for non-interactive programs (PDF).
  • All instructions related to requirements for course enrollment and completion
  • Original and two (2) copies of media used (e.g. tapes, booklets, DVDs); please note that these items are not returnable
  • Description of the method/rationale for determining the number of study hours required to complete the self-study program (i.e. page count, field trial, multiple choice and/or true/false tests)
  • A sample post-test, including a description of the testing design and test writer’s qualifications. Certificates of attendance must be presented ONLY to participants scoring 70% or better on the post-test
  • A Participant Evaluation form that includes a question pertaining to the amount of time the participant spent completing the course. This information shall be made available to AAVSB RACE upon request. Click here for a sample Participant Evaluation form for self-study programs (PDF).

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Journal Courses (non-interactive)

Journal courses shall be peer-reviewed by an organization/institution acceptable to AAVSB and its member boards and shall have an assessment tool to document participation and completion of the course within a timely manner of publication. Journal courses must include:

  • A detailed course outline that delineates the amount of time a participant will spend on each section of the course. Click here for a sample agenda for non-interactive programs (PDF).
  • Original and two (2) copies of journal and/or access to the online media used (e.g. tapes, booklets, DVDs); please note that these items are not returnable
  • Description of the method/rationale for determining the number of study hours required to complete the self-study program (i.e. page count, field trial, multiple choice and/or true/false tests)
  • A sample post-test, including a description of the testing design and test writer’s qualifications. Certificates of attendance must be presented ONLY to participants scoring 70% or better on the post-test
  • A Participant Evaluation form that includes a question pertaining to the amount of time the participant spent completing the course. This information shall be made available to AAVSB RACE upon request. Click here for a sample Participant Evaluation form for self-study programs (PDF).

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Rounds or Case Discussions

Weekly or monthly sessions are considered separate Programs requiring a separate RACE Program Application for each.

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