Professional Practice 3 (Electives)

Subject 250-424 (2009)

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Credit Points: 50.00
Level: 4 (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: Up to 480 practical/tutorial hours (12 weeks)
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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 Bruce William Parry
Subject Overview:

Blocks of approved practical work in areas selected by the student. This may be undertaken in the Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, specialised academic units, research laboratories or approved practices. This enables students to spend extra time in areas of particular interest to them. Thus they could spend time in a specific practice (such as agricultural animal, aquatic animal, equine, laboratory animal, small animal, or zoo animal practice); or a specific discipline (such as basic research, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, stud work, surgery, ophthalmology, pathology or theriogenology).

Assessment: Satisfactory performance in each of four elective rotations (blocks) undertaken (each 10%). Six 15-minute oral/practical examinations covering all the clinical and applied aspects of all courses and disciplines in the two clinical years (each 10%). Students must pass each oral examination and each elective rotation. The 17 weeks of extramural work requirement (see Professional Practice 1 and 2) undertaken after completion of second year must be completed by the formal assessment in this subject. Reports of academic associates will be taken into account.
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 acquired the following:

  • cognitive, analytic and problem solving skills, involving independent thought, rational enquiry and self-directed learning;

  • respect for intellectual integrity and professional ethics;

  • professional and technical skills;

  • writing skills and the use of advanced communication technologies;

  • time management and planning skills;

  • community and leadership skills including facility in public speaking and presentation;

  • people management, the ability to participate effectively in collaborative learning, interpersonal relationships and grief counselling; and

  • finance and business management skills.

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

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