Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
Professor Ted Whittem
Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Melbourne
+61 (0)3 8344 7357
Research training based on the conduct of experiments, or analysis of clinical cases, under appropriate supervision, is given in a selected field of veterinary science. Advanced professional training is obtained through participation in the clinical investigation and management of clinical cases under supervision of senior staff.
The duration of full-time candidature is 18 months, with the possibility of two three-month extensions.
The duration of part-time candidature is three years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions.
For local students, RTS is available for a maximum of two years full-time equivalent.
The main objective of this research degree program is to train graduate veterinarians in clinical research and in advanced clinical skills. Its graduates:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Assessment will be weighted 75% to a research thesis and 25% to a practicum component. A pass is required in both components. Candidates whose progress in the course is not satisfactory may have their candidature terminated after appropriate counseling and an opportunity for appeal.
Regular progress reporting requirements apply, such as a probationary period, formal review report and seminar, and completion seminar.
Candidates in the Veterinary Hospital will be enrolled in this course on a part-time basis. They will be allocated a total of 30 weeks over a 2.5 year period solely for pursuit of research for the degree. They will be expected to pursue components of the research, for example preparation of the literature review, collection of samples or other data, and some laboratory work, during the other 99 weeks of their candidacy. However, time will not be allocated specifically for this purpose and the candidate will not be given time off for this purpose. These 99 weeks will include annual and conference leave of 8 weeks during the candidacy.
The topic of the research project and the practicum component will determine the candidate's specialisation. Disciplines include small animal medicine and surgery, anaesthesia, equine medicine and surgery, diagnostic imaging, and pathology.
Students enrolled in this clinical stream of the MVSc will enrol in the Master Thesis subject and either the full-time (FT) or part-time (PT) Practicum subject below:
Study Period Commencement:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
The usual entry requirement is a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (usually honours level) or recognised equivalent qualification. Please note that all students must meet the University’s English language requirement.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to laboratory activities, practical placements and clinical and paraclinical work with animals. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence.
Students can find information about scholarships offered by The University of Melbourne from the Melbourne Scholarships Office.
Theses are examined by the Melbourne School of Graduate Research. Three months prior to the submission date of the thesis, the candidate is required to submit an 80-word summary of the thesis argument to the Melbourne School of Graduate Research. The summary activates the process of nominating potential examiners for the thesis.
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