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TV1002 - Veterinary Professional Life 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to BVSc students only

This subject follows on from Veterinary Professional Life 1 and AG1007, with the aim of providing knowledge of the animal and livestock industries including grazing land management; an understanding of the diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians; an introduction to animal welfare and behaviour; the theory and application of genetics to breeding major domestic animal species; developing skills to safely handle a range of animal species; an introduction to surgical instruments and suturing skills. Included in this subject are Personal and Professional Development workshops which aim to provide students with the skills necessary to practice as a veterinarian in our changing world and to equip them with the skills to succeed in this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • The diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians;
  • The principles of animal behaviour as a foundation to safely handle a variety of animal species;
  • The welfare of ethical issues in the use of animals for food and fibre production, sport, companionship, entertainment and research;
  • Aspects of genetics relevant to animal breeding programs;
  • The importance of animal industries to the Australian economy.
Prerequisites: TV1101 AG1007
TV1200 AG1003 AG1004 TV1203


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Dr Sandra De Cat
Lecturers: Mr Christopher Gardiner, Dr Jenny Elliman, Dr Anthony Parker, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Dr Kay Eccleshare, Mrs Blaise Webster, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Glen Walker, Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.
Workload expectations:
  • 70 hours lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 60 hours practicals
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance at practical classes and workshops is compulsory. A pass standard in animal handling is required.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.