Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Duration and Credit Points not applicable for this course.|
Professor Andrew Fisher
Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
+61 (0)3 8344 7357
Candidates for the Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) have undertaken original scientific work to the extent that they have authoritative standing in that field and have made a substantial published contribution to Veterinary Science. The work need not be limited to a particular field of research, but it would be expected that a particular field be covered in depth. Some unpublished work may be included.
An applicant may provide his/her published work in an unbound submission to establish whether the work meets the criteria for acceptance of candidature. Publications are then put together to form a thesis which is examined by at least two examiners, one or both of whom are external to the Faculty of Veterinary Science. The published contributions would in large part be original papers published in refereed journals of high standing.
The University simply acts as an examining body for this degree and no time is spent as a candidate in the Department of Veterinary Science.
The student is expected to have achieved a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in a particular field or set of related fields in veterinary science. Students awarded this degree should:
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Please see "Course Overview" above. This degree is administered through the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Students will not be expected to attend the University.
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A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science must be a graduate in veterinary science of at least three years' standing and have made substantial published contributions to veterinary science.
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The University expects its research graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
Application Due Date: Researchers are invited year-round to contact Professor Andrew Fisher, Coordinator, with an expression of interest in this course.
The University's Code of Conduct for Research must be observed. Any Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee requirements and any industrial health and safety competency requirements relating to the experimental work must be met.
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