Applications in Animal Health 2

Subject VETS70008 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment: 12 weeks
  • Passes in all subjects at DVM 1 level
  • Completion of approved intensive residential course in animal handling and management.
Corequisites: Students must enrol in the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
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


Subject Overview: This subject introduces students to principles of animal health and production in the context of specific animal production industries.
During placement in animal production industry, animal welfare and zoo settings, students acquire skills in animal handling and observe and participate in a range of animal management practices. Integrating knowledge and understanding derived from every subject in their course, students evaluate issues relating to animal health, welfare and production and conduct critical analysis of data provided to them. Successful completion of this subject will be based on participation in the requisite number of approved placements and submission of written reports.

At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in handling and appropriate restraint of common domesticated animal species
  • Describe management systems appropriate for the care and well being of animals commonly farmed in Australian animal production industries
  • Evaluate the productivity of animal production systems
  • Critically appraise welfare implications of animal management practices
  • Complete 8 weeks of approved placement in production animal industries, including a minimum of two weeks in an animal shelter or zoo. (Hurdle requirement)*
  • One written report (maximum 500 words) for each week of placement completed (20%)**
  • One written report (maximum 4000 words) providing critical analysis of one placement. This report should demonstrate an understanding of animal health and welfare issues as they apply to the setting described, and provide an analysis of the impact of management practices on animal, welfare and productivity. (80%)

* Credit will be given for two weeks of placement to students with passes in Applications of Animal Health 1
** Credit will be given for two reports to students with passes in Applications of Animal
Health 1

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
  • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse settings
  • be able to seek solutions to problems through the application of knowledge, the ability to initiate and integrate new ideas, an appreciation of the broad picture of science, and an understanding of the importance and application of scientific method
  • deal with integrity and honesty with colleagues, general public and clients
  • demonstrate empathy and concern for animals and people
  • possess an understanding of both scientific and vocational aspects of veterinary science

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