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IT in education and practice: what new graduates have come to expect
  1. Bill Gerrard

    Bill Gerrard is a senior lecturer and deputy director of the Interface Studies Unit in the business faculty of the University of Strathclyde. His special interests lie in the management of new technology in manufacturing and other industries.


TODAY'S newly qualified vets have been educated and trained in an educational environment that is vastly different from the one that many practising vets remember. The main difference lies in the widespread application of information technology (IT) and associated computer-assisted learning packages within veterinary courses. In this article, Bill Gerrard explains how technology is being used in general undergraduate education, how this may influence the IT expectations of new graduates and what the knock-on effects on veterinary practices might be.

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