Professional Practice 2 (Hospital)

Subject VETS40006 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

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: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty's Academic Requirements Statement.


Prof Ted Whittem


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 and extramural work. Clinical rotations are as described in VETS40006 Professional Practice 1.

Extramural work between teaching periods and between clinical years consists of four weeks during the holiday periods of third and final year in the Veterinary 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 of dairy practice at one of the faculty-approved rural locations.


Clinical rotations (60%), multiple-choice questions (30%) and one 15-minute oral examinations (10%).

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

  • basic finance and business management skills.

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

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