Principles of Medicine & Surgery 2

Subject VETS70018 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

February, - 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

Students enrol into this subject twice each academic year. Enrol separately for the first half year and the second half year. A final result for the subject will be entered at the end of the year.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Approximately 5 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

The subject is taught on a part-time basis spread across 48 weeks per year. Case-by-case clinical learning occurs within the work-place environment during a typical 37.5 hour work week, and from out of hours emergency cases. Time is allowed during these hours for study in other subjects and for research in the co-requisite MVSc.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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 meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Dr Brett Tennent-Brown



Subject Overview:

This subject is designed for veterinary graduates with postgraduate clinical experience who wish to acquire advanced clinical training.

Students attend lectures and attend regular hospital meetings and educational sessions, as well as tutorials and problem-based learning sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

The subject aims to provide students with the latest knowledge and skills required for understanding of modern specialist clinical care in all clinical disciplines.


Satisfactory completion of class work (20%)

Continual assessment by supervisors on a continual basis of preparation for and participation in small group tutorials, providing written feedback every 2 months

Written Assignments (80%)

Notes prepared for presentation to the class on assigned topics will be reviewed and feedback given every two months. These will comprise approximately six submissions per semester, each between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length.

Hurdle Requirement

Minimum of 80% attendance for clinical placements, ward rounds, unit meetings and outpatient clinics.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

This subject provides students with the skills for critical reading and comprehension of scientific and medical literature and aims to provide students with the framework to translate theoretical knowledge and skills into clinical applications.

Links to further information:

This subject will be taken by clinical residents of the Faculty of Veterinary Science based either in the Veterinary Hospital or alternative clinical case teaching environments.

Related Course(s): Master of Veterinary Studies

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