Doctor of Veterinary Science

Course 870AA (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Research Higher Degree
Duration & Credit Points: Duration and Credit Points not applicable for this course.


Professor Glenn Browning


Research and Graduate Studies Manager

Faculty of Veterinary Science

University of Melbourne

Victoria 3010 Australia

+61 (0)3 8344 0357

Course Overview: Publications are put together to form a thesis which is examined by at least two examiners, one or both of whom are external to the Department of Veterinary Science. The University simply acts as an examining body for this degree and no time is spent as a candidate in the Department of Veterinary Science.

The student is expected to have achieved a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in a particular field or set of related fields in veterinary science. Students awardedt his degree should:

  • Be able to apply scientific methods to the definition and solution of problems by research and approach research in a critical, perceptive and constructive way;
  • Have acquired skills in the searching and manipulation of scientific literature and other relevant data bases;
  • Be effective in scientific communication through both the spoken and written medium and to both professional colleagues and the wider community;
  • Have an understanding of the financing and management of scientific research;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, research ethics or code of practice; and
  • Develop interpersonal skills to work as part of a team.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: Please see "Course Overview" above. This degree is administered through the Faculty of Veterinary Science's Parkville office. Students will not be expected to attend the University.


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Entry Requirements: A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science must be a graduate in veterinary science and of at least three years' standing and have made substantial published contributions to veterinary science.
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Graduate Attributes: -

Application Due Date: applications are accepted year-round.

The University's Code of Conduct for Research must be observed. Also any Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee requirements and any industrial health and safety competency requirements, relating to the experimental work, must be met.

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