Introd.Vet.Clinical Sciences (Med & Sur)

Subject 250-208 (2009)

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Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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: 34 hours of lectures and 21 hours of practical classes.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 75 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:


Assoc Prof Glenn Anthony Edwards
Subject Overview:

A student completing this subject should: be able to obtain from an animal owner and record, a comprehensive patient history; be able to undertake a physical examination of a patient and provide a preliminary evaluation of signs in terms of anatomy and physiology; understand and be able to apply principles of surgery; understand the principles of anaesthesiology and possess the essential information on anaesthetic agents and routes of administration, principally in the dog; understand the modes of action and the principles underlying use of the major classes of therapeutic drugs; and develop skills in integrating previously taught subjects with the clinical material.

Topics include principles of physical examination of animals, principles of surgery and anaesthesia, and introductions to clinical pharmacology and therapeutics.

Assessment: A 2-hour written examination (75%) and a 15-minute oral and/or practical examination (25%) both at the end of semester.
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;

  • observational, recording and interpretational skills;

  • verbal communication skills;

  • skills in working as part of a team; and

  • technical and problem solving skills.

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

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