Professional Practice 2 (Hospital)

Subject VETS40006 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 10 lecture hours, up to 300 practical/tutorial hours and extramural work.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 410 hours (minimum).
Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: Nil
Recommended Background Knowledge: Nil
Non Allowed Subjects: Nil
Core Participation Requirements:

Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty's Academic Requirements Statement

and information about Students Experiencing Disability


Dr Sarah Haldane


Subject Overview:

Lectures will consider law and ethics (legal responsibilities); accreditation; industrial relations; insurance and professional indemnity; communication with clients and colleagues; referrals and use of specialists; business systems and practice management; management of personnel; quality assurance; and HACCP


Students undertake clinical rotations, clinical seminars and extramural work. Clinical rotations are as described in 250-319 Professional Practice 1. Clinical seminars require oral and written presentations of at least one case report.

Extramural work between teaching periods and between clinical years consists of two weeks in third year and two weeks in final year in the Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, including an out-of-hours component and additional attendance as directed by clinicians; twelve weeks of approved extramural work with an academic associate of the faculty, or other approved experience during the third and final years; and one week at the Rural Veterinary Centre, Maffra.


Clinical rotations (40%), Multiple-choice questions (40%) and two 15-minute oral examinations (20%).

Prescribed Texts: Nil
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(PV)

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