Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 288 |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Study Period Commencement:
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
This subject assumes prior knowledge in one or more disciplines of science. All students will be expected to be familiar with the principles of scientific thinking, hypothesis development, experimental design and data collection, analysis and interpretation.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Refer to the Core Participation Requirements statement within the course entry for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Elizabeth Tudor
Unit 2 Digestive System -
- Simon Bailey (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unit 3 Metabolism & Excretion -
- Jenny Charles (Email: email@example.com)
Unit 4 Cardiovascular System -
- Elizabeth Tudor (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unit 5 Respiratory System -
- Ken Snibson (Email: email@example.com)
This subject takes an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the study of organ function and dysfunction in animals. Building on students' prior knowledge and experience of scientific thinking, this subject introduces students to the structure and normal functioning of the digestive, metabolic, excretory and cardiorespiratory systems, and to the principles of dysfunction of these systems. Students will be introduced to the clinical disciplines of pharmacology and therapeutics, diagnostic imaging and clinical pathology. Using case-based teaching approaches, students will apply their understanding of organ and system function and dysfunction to authentic situations that enhance the development of integrative clinical reasoning abilities.
At the completion of this course students should be able to:
Four units and one oral presentation of a research activity will be undertaken in this subject.
(Please note: ‘Unit 1 - Cells to Systems’ is not undertaken as part of this subject)
Unit 2 Digestive System - (23% of total subject assessment)
Unit 3 Metabolism & Excretion - (23% of total subject assessment)
Unit 4 Cardiovascular System - (23% of total subject assessment)
Unit 5 Respiratory System - (23% of total subject assessment)
The passing of each unit on aggregate mark is a hurdle requirement.
One oral presentation that demonstrates the ability to integrate concepts across different discipline areas and organ systems, and to communicate these concepts to a diverse audience. Presented online in video format on the Faculty’s VOCE site, to be completed satisfactorily in semester 2 (8%)
Students are required to pass the subject on aggregate mark.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine |
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