Vet.Anatomy Project

Subject 250-478 (2009)

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Credit Points: 90.00
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: 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:

Subject Overview:

Students enrolled will undertake an original, supervised research project.

The requirement is for one year of full-time study which may include attendance at lectures, the carrying out of practical work, attendances at seminars and tutorials, and such other studies as required. The study may be undertaken in the following veterinary discipline areas.


The objectives of the course leading to the Bachelor of Animal Science are:

  • to provide preliminary research training, under appropriate supervision, to a standard equivalent to the Honours year in the Faculty of Science; and

  • to provide the opportunity for a student who is, or has been, enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science course to undertake advanced studies.

The Bachelor of Animal Science degree course involves doing a one-year full time research project in an area of veterinary science.

By the end of the course a student should be able to:

  • plan, design and execute a small scientific investigation in that particular discipline;

  • have developed competence with techniques and instrumentation used for scientific investigations in that discipline area;

  • critically appraise and interpret scientific data and present results in both written and verbal forms;

  • prepare the results of an investigation in a format suitable for publication in a refereed scientific journal or in the format of a thesis; and

  • to participate as part of a research team to undertake comprehensive investigations under general supervision


A written report at the end of October presented in the form of either a thesis of 20 to 30 A4 pages in length; or in the format of an article, or articles, for publication in a scientific journal and including an introduction and general discussion. The journal style should be selected from a prestigious international journal relevant to the topic of the project.

For each discipline the course is split into two subjects; a project (90 points) and a seminar (10 points) totalling 100 points for the award of the degree. Students undertake both subjects from the same discipline. Assessment of the project is based on a report and assessment of the seminar on a presentation within the faculty's normal research seminar program.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science with the Bachelor of Animal Science is considered as a combined course for the purpose of student benefits.

Students must have completed two or more years of the BVSc course with an average honours grade from the previous year, unless authorised by the Head of Department of Veterinary Science.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Animal Science

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