MVSc (Clinical) Practicum # PT

Subject VETS70002 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Year Long, 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: It is envisaged that the majority of the students enrolled in this subject will be residents of the Veterinary Clinic and Hospital working an average of 40 hours per week.
Total Time Commitment:

Students in the clinical stream of this course will be enrolled in both the thesis component (VETS90027) and this practicum component for the length of their candidature.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

The entry requirement is a BVSc (usually at honours level) or recognised equivalent qualification (as per MVSc).

Non Allowed Subjects:

Students enrolled in the practicum component subject will enrol in the thesis subject VETS90027 (weighted at 75%). They will not be allowed to enrol in thesis subject VETS90013 (weighted at 100%).

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. Students who feel their disability will impact on their academic performance are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Prof Ted Whittem


Faculty of Veterinary Science

University of Melbourne

Victoria, 3010

T: +61 (0)3 8344 7357



Subject Overview:

This is a subject for the practicum component of the Master of Veterinary Science (Clinical) stream. For most students, the practicum will consist primarily of case studies in the Veterinary Hospital. Students will be provided with advanced clinical training in diagnostic, therapeutic, and technical skills associated with veterinary clinical sciences.

Students enrolled in the MVSc (Clinical) on a part-time basis will enrol in this subject.


Students enrolled in this subject will:

  • achieve a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in a particular field or set of related fields in veterinary science;
  • apply scientific methods to the definition and solution of problems by research;
  • acquire advanced technical skills relevant to the field of research.

Final Examination (100%)

Three-hour written examination at the end of period of candidature.

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Generic skills demonstrated in this subject are:

  • Approaching scientific research in a critical, perceptive and constructive way;
  • Developing interpersonal skills to work as part of a team;
  • Observing the appropriate research codes of practice;
  • Acquiring skills in the searching and manipulation of scientific literature and other relevant data bases; and
  • Communicating effectively through both the spoken and written medium and to both professional colleagues and the wider community.
Related Course(s): Master of Veterinary Science (Clinical)

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