Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 26 hours of lectures, computer laboratory, library and workshop exercises. |
Total Time Commitment: 72 hours (minimum)
|Prerequisites:||Entry to the Bachelor of Veterinary Science course gives automatic entry to this compulsory first-year subject.|
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Ken Hinchcliff
|Subject Overview:||Veterinary Professional Studies lays the foundation for the veterinary course at the University of Melbourne. It provides a framework to view the structure and organisation of the veterinary profession and its interaction with other professions and the community. The subject gives a broad overview of the profession as well as investigating the process and technology of information analysis and communication that relates to veterinarians in their professional work and development. Practical examples are used to demonstrate the requirement to work in teams involved in the management of animals in society. Details regarding team development and understanding of why teams fail or succeed are presented and discussed. The subject also details the attributes expected of veterinarians as students progress through the Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne and once they graduate. A brief introduction to veterinary ethics and laws regulating professional activities is given to assist students understand the framework under which the veterinary profession operates.|
At the completion of this course the student should:
|Assessment:||One 2-hour end of semester written examination (50%), a syndicate project presented orally mid-semester (24%) with follow-up syndicate essay of up to 2,000 words (24%). A 500 word reflective essay on student experience in practical team sessions (2%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||There are no prescribed texts for this subject. Stuents will be advised of any relevant material via the Learning Management System (LMS).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
As a result of study in this subject, students should progressively acquire the following general skills:
Bachelor of Veterinary Science |
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV)
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