Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 349 Contact Hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment: 950 hours
Students must also take the following two subjects concurrently with this subject:
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
This subject is strongly focused on clinical veterinary medicine and surgery, both the general principles of veterinary clinical practice, and the specifics of approaches to diagnosis, management and prevention of disease in the major domestic animal species. In the first unit of study, students will be introduced to principles of the diagnostic process, consultation technique, history taking, clinical examination and emergency examination, surgery, anaesthesia and analgesia, principles of imaging, preventative medicine and nutrition, Later in the year topics will include economics, business skills, ethics and the law (incl. medical records), emergency and notifiable diseases and comparative and wildlife medicine. Throughout the year students will be given opportunities to apply these principles in the context of particular species and disease states, and to acquire proficiency in a defined list of clinical skills.
Subsequent units will introduce students to the diagnosis, management and prevention of the range of specific disease conditions of domestic animals (including horses, cattle, small ruminants, pigs, poultry and caged birds, dogs, cats and other small companion animals). Units will be delivered based on clinical presentation, an approach that is designed to support students in development of their diagnostic reasoning skills, and encourage a comparative view of veterinary medicine and surgery.
First Half Year
Second Half Year
This subject aims to equip students with a thorough understanding of the principles of veterinary clinical and professional practice, and the range of diseases that affect domestic animal species, such that they are prepared for their transition to the final year of clinic based teaching (DVM4).
In addition, students successfully completing this subject will have demonstrated competency in a designated list of clinical skills, and have developed communication skills appropriate for clinic based interactions with clients and colleagues.
Unit 1 - 10% of overall assessment
Unit 2 - 10% of overall assessment
Unit 3 - 10% of overall assessment
Unit 4 - 10% of overall assessment
Unit 5 - 10% of overall assessment
Unit 6 Production Animals (incl Pigs and Aquaculture) - 7.5 % of overall assessment
Unit 7 - 10% of overall assessment
Unit 8 - 7.5% of overall assessment
Unit 9 - 10% of overall assessment
Unit 10 - 5 % of overall assessment
Unit 11 & 12 - 10% of overall assessment
Clinical Proficiency assessment: HURDLE REQUIREMENTS
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students completing this subject will have developed:
To enrol in this subject students must have satisfactorily completed all subjects in the second year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine |
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