Veterinary Industry Project

Subject VETS90032 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 11-Jan-2016 to 31-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 30-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2016
Census Date 18-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 12-Aug-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three weeks work placement (equivalent to approximately 120 hours)
Total Time Commitment:

160 hours (120 hours work placement and approximately 40 hours preparation of written assignment)

Prerequisites: None
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, 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 may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Subject Overview:

This subject provides students with a veterinary industry based work experience placement. Students will develop an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities within veterinary industries, and the role of the veterinary profession within them in ensuring the health and wellbeing of animals. They will develop the generic professional skills required for work readiness within the veterinary industry, including communication, team work, and networking.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject aims to develop professional skills of relevance to the veterinary industries. Students will develop a sound understanding of the role of the veterinarian in these industries and the ability to critically examine the key drivers in these industries, including their impact on animal health and welfare.

  • Satisfactory completion of three weeks of industry based placement throughout the study period - HURDLE
  • One 2000 word written assignment due at the end of the study period - PASS/FAIL
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students completing this subject will:

  • Be able to seek solutions to problems through the application of knowledge, the ability to initiate and integrate new ideas, an appreciation of the broad picture of science, and an understanding of the importance and application of scientific method
  • Deal with integrity and honesty with professional colleagues, clients and the general public
  • Demonstrate empathy and concern for animals and people
  • Possess an understanding of both scientific and vocational aspects of veterinary science
  • Be motivated to be a veterinarian, aware of the veterinarian’s place in society, and prepared to be a leader in the community
  • Have broad knowledge of veterinary science and be able to develop intellectual and physical skills as circumstances dictate
  • Be adaptable to changes in their specific field of employment and to advancements in veterinary science in general
  • Be aware of the global society and equipped to contribute to it
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness for Veterinarians
Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Professional Leadership and Management

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