Veterinary Public Health Qualification
The Veterinary Public Health Qualification (“Physikat”) programme is a postgraduate university-level training course to help students prepare for the veterinary public health examination. Successful completion of the course is a prerequisite for veterinarians working in a public health setting.
The aim of the programme is to qualify veterinarians for a career in public veterinary administration. The practical application of the knowledge imparted should enable the participants to perform the activities required in public veterinary administration at a high professional level, with a solid foundation in the latest developments in veterinary medicine and a knowledge of the relevant legal provisions.
Participants acquired extensive professional competence, supported by case studies and discussions.
The course is tailored especially to working people with a blended learning format (combination of classroom and distance learning) divided into 5 modules, each with a final examination, over a period of 3 semesters.
The university-level training course is a cooperative venture with the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Long-Term Care and Consumer Protection, which provides economic and organisational support.
Facts & Figures
- Duration: 3 semesters
- Degree: akademische Expertin/akademischer Experte In für den öffentlichen veterinärmedizinischen Dienst (academically certified expert for the public veterinary services)
- Course fee: €5,600 (the course fee must be paid in full before the start of the course) and students’ union membership fee per semester
- Minimum number of participants: 20
- Course location: Campus Vetmeduni Vienna/AGES, Mödling
- Examination site: Vetmeduni Vienna
A mobile device with internet access is a prerequisite for participation during the classroom teaching.
The Vetucation® learning platform Collaborate is used for the webinars and e-learning phase. A computer, laptop or smartphone with internet, as well as a camera and microphone, are required. If possible, please use the web browsers Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for Windows. For the latter, it may be necessary to change the cookie settings (see guide). Internet Explorer is no longer supported. Apple users can use the Safari web browser. A mobile device with internet access is a prerequisite for participation during the classroom teaching.
The following criteria must be met for admission to the university-level training course:
- Completion of studies in veterinary medicine at a recognised Austrian or foreign postsecondary educational institution
- Credentials to practice veterinary medicine in Austria
- Completion of the competitive selection process
Selection for and admission to the university-level training course is only possible before the start of the course. The course directors determine the maximum number of participants per course taking into account the available places of study.