Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1590 hrs |
Total Time Commitment:
Passes in all subjects at BVSc 3 level
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
A sound understanding of structure, function and dysfunction in domestic animals and diseases of importance in domestic animals and principles of their treatment.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faulty's Academic Requirements Statement http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/docs/CoreParticipationReqs.pdf
This subject is undertaken as a series of rotations, internally within the University Veterinary Hospital and extramurally in external placements, and concludes with a capstone “transition to the workplace” lecture and workshop series. The subject comprises 42 weeks of study.
This subject addresses and assesses the five core themes of Professional Veterinary Practice;
The internal rotations include training in each clinical discipline; small animal medicine, small animal surgery, equine medicine and surgery, cattle, small ruminant medicine, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesiology, small animal emergency medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, avian medicine, exotic animal medicine, animal behaviour and veterinary public health. The extramural rotations include both compulsory and elective rotations. The compulsory rotations include training in veterinary public health and dairy cattle medicine and surgery.
The three elective rotations are each of three weeks' duration. They may be undertaken in approved veterinary practices in Australia or internationally, in government veterinary laboratories or other organisations, or in a veterinary research environment. A research project may be undertaken during elective rotations.An intensive lecture and workshop series at the end of the year reviews topics that prepare students for transition to the workplace and registration as members of the veterinary profession.
On completion of this subject students should be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience required for graduation and registration as veterinarians. These competencies are described in detail in the document Day One Competencies of a Graduate of the Melbourne School of Veterinary Science.They will be acquired throughout the course and students will self-evaluate their attainment of the listed competencies, practicularly during their final clinical year.
Details of Assessment
Clinical Rotations, Extramural Placements and Electives
Continuous assessment of performance in the internal clinical rotations at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital and in the extramural placements and electives. Students will be assessed in each of the five core themes of Professional Veterinary Practice (50% of total subject assessment).
Each of the five core themes will be equally weighted (10% each of total subject assessment). Weekly marks and feedback will be provided to the students within approximately 1 - 2 weeks of each rotation.
Hurdle 1: Passing each of the five core themes individually, averaged across all internal clinical rotations, extramural placements and electives, is a hurdle requirement for this subject.
All students must perform satisfactorily in each of the 21 clinical rotations.Performance appraisal is undertaken by veterinary staff supervising the rotation and generally encompasses evaluation of attendance and punctuality, theoretical knowledge, practical skills, professional demeanour, oral and written communication skills, initiative and enthusiasm. Some rotations may require submission of a short written assignment or case report or an oral presentation as part of the assessment.
Hurdle 2: Achieving a pass in each of the 21 clinical rotations is a hurdle requirement for this subject. A student who fails any rotation is given the opportunity to repeat that rotation once.
Extramural Placements with Academic Associates
Students must perform to a satisfactory standard (as assessed by the designated Academic Associate or Supervising Veterinarian) during each of the 13 weeks of compulsory extramural placements.Four of these weeks are to be completed prior to the commencement of BVSc4 and the remaining nine weeks during BVSc4.
A case log-book similar to that for the electives must be submitted which will comprise case record sheets of a minimum of 5 cases per week of placement.
Hurdle 3: Students must achieve a satisfactory grade in each extramural placement. A student who fails any extramural placement may repeat that placement (or its equivalent) once.
Students must perform to a satisfactory standard (as determined by the designated veterinary supervisor) during each of the three 3-week electives undertaken during PVP.
Hurdle 4: Achieving a pass in each of the elective rotations is a hurdle requirement for this subject. A student who fails one elective will be given the opportunity to repeat that elective, or an alternative elective, once.
Hurdle 5: Students must submit a satisfactory case log-book, elective block report or a research report for each of the three electives.
One 2-hour multiple choice/short answer written examination covering applied aspects of all clinical disciplines of BVSc3 and BVSc4 and scheduled at the end of the year (20% of total subject assessment).
Hurdle 6: Students must pass the written examination.
Up to five short oral/practical examinations covering applied aspects of all clinical disciplines of BVSc3 and BVSc4 and scheduled at the end of the year (20% of total subject assessment). These examinations cover the fields of general practice, horses, cattle, small ruminants and dogs and cats.
Hurdle 7: Students must pass each of the five oral/practical examinations.
Research Project (10% of total subject assessment) - details to be provided to students at the start of the year.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students completing this subject will:
Bachelor of Veterinary Science |
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV)
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