Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
All students are to enrol in the Year Long availability of this subject, unless directed by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 216 hours within semester, plus two weeks industry-based placement during vacations |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Completion of an approved five day residential course in animal handling, environmental safety and management (may be undertaken concurrently).
Study Period Commencement:
Year Long, Semester 2
All students are to enrol in the Year Long availability of this corequisite subject, unless directed by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
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This course assumes prior knowledge in one or more discipline of science. All students will be expected to be familiar with the principles of scientific thinking, hypothesis development, experimental design, data collection, analysis and interpretation.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
Refer to the Core Participation Requirements statement within the course entry for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:
CoordinatorDr Stuart Barber
VETS70006 Applications in Animal Health 1 provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the principles of animal health in individual animals and in populations of animals. Each of the six determinants of health (genetics, environment, nutrition, welfare, infectious disease and exposure to toxic agents) is explored with reference to authentic case studies. Appreciation of the multifactorial nature of health determination is then developed as students apply their understanding to cases that require integration of multiple principles in the analysis of animal health issues. Through industry based placements as well as case based syndicate work, students apply their understanding of animal health principles to the examination and analysis of animal production industries of importance both within Australia and internationally.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Satisfactory completion of two weeks of industry based placement in a rural enterprise, or two weeks of placement in an animal shelter or zoo (hurdle requirement). Approved placements may be local, regional, interstate or international.
Students must complete a brief written (one page) summary of each extramural placement they visit.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students should be able to:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine |
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