Principles of Medicine & Surgery 3

Subject VETS70019 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

February, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 03-Feb-2016 to 26-Jun-2016
Assessment Period End 08-Jul-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 03-Mar-2016
Census Date 11-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 13-May-2016

July, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 18-Jul-2016 to 27-Nov-2016
Assessment Period End 02-Dec-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 12-Aug-2016
Census Date 19-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 14-Oct-2016

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: Up to 40 hours per semester
Total Time Commitment:

Approximately 68 hours per semester

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:


Mr Brett Tennent-Brown



Subject Overview:

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

Learning Outcomes:

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


Dependent on discipline

For students undertaking a residency within the Veterinary Hospital:

  • Six 700 word written assignments per semester due at regular intervals. Assignments are equally weighted and worth 90%
  • A 10-minute oral presentation due during the second semester of enrolment in this subject worth 10%

For students undertaking a Dairy or Mackinnon Residency program:

  • Four 1000 word written assignments per semester due at regular intervals plus two disease investigation reports per year. Assignments are equally weighted and worth 100%
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 and Agricultural Sciences based either at the Veterinary Hospital or at alternative clinical case teaching locations.

Related Course(s): Master of Veterinary Studies

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