Veterinary Professional Studies

Subject 250-105 (2008)

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Credit Points: 6.250
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, computer laboratory exercises, library and workshop exercises.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 72 hours (minimum)
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


To be advised
Subject Overview:

At the completion of this course the student should: have an overview of the organisation of the veterinary profession and the responsibilities of veterinarians in the management of animals in society; be able to use computers for communication, presentations, email and access to electronic databases; be familiar with the use of library and information resources; be able to work in groups to achieve outcomes within a time limit and provide oral presentations and written reports; be familiar with the ethical, moral and legal conventions associated with veterinary practice; develop computer skills, skills in analysing clinical cases, in presentation of case reports and public presentations (posters); and be aware of the generic skills, attributes and competencies expected of a graduate in veterinary science.

This subject examines the structure and organisation of the veterinary profession and its interaction with other professions and the community; the process and technology of information analysis and communication that relates to veterinarians in their professional work and development; the requirement to work in teams involved in the management of animals in society; and provides an introduction to veterinary ethics and laws regulating professional activities and the acquisition of attributes required of veterinarians as students progress through the BVSc (Melb) course.

Assessment: A 2-hour end-of-semester written examination (50%) and a syndicate project presented orally (30 minutes, 25%) and in writing (up to 2000 words, 25%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students completing this subject should have:

  • team work skills;

  • skills in report writing and researching;

  • skills in oral communication; and

  • computer skills.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV)

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