M.Agr.Sc. - Dept. Of Veterinary Science

Subject 250-609 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview: The Master of Agricultural Science course provides a research-led national and international focused program directed at students who wish to build a professional career in a specialised area of the Agricultural Sciences. Graduates in the Master programme will possess attributes that will ensure they can either find employment in the public or private sectors related to a wide range of agricultural production, environmental, economics, bioresearch and service industries, and community organisations concerned with public good, or continue into further postgraduate programmes of study.

A research degree program that has as its objectives that graduates:

  • have achieved a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in a particular field or set of related fields in veterinary science;
  • can apply scientific methods to the definition and solution of problems by research;
  • have acquired advanced technical skills relevant to the field of research;
  • have acquired skills in the searching and manipulation of scientific literature and other relevant data bases;
  • are effective in scientific communication through both the spoken and written medium and to both professional colleagues and the wider community;
  • can approach scientific research in a critical, perceptive and constructive way;
  • have an understanding of the financing and management of scientific research;
  • develop interpersonal skills to work as part of a team;
  • observe the appropriate research codes of practice;
  • demonstrate a professional approach to all areas of responsibility.
Assessment: This subject is marked on a Pass/Fail only basis.

A thesis is submitted for examination by both internal and external examiners. The format of the thesis, including a statement on authorship, must follow prescriptions laid down by the University and advised to the candidate at the time of enrolment.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

The requirements for this degree program are set by the Faculty of Land and Environment. Reference should be made to that faculty's graduate handbook for details of entry requirements, course objectives, and course outline and requirements. Candidates for this degree may be fully supervised and work within the Department of Veterinary Science.

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