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TV1002 - Veterinary Professional Life 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to BVSc students only

This subject follows on from Veterinary Professional Life -- 1, and AG1007 and CH1001. The aim of the subject is to provide students with a solid understanding of the animal and livestock industries relevant to veterinary practice and the diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians. This includes grazing land management; animal production systems and their management; animal welfare and ethics; the foundations of inheritance and principles underlying genetics testing; the use of chemistry in the wider scientific context and the development. Included in this subject are Personal and Professional veterinary career development workshops (as part of the Veterinary Career Development program) which aim to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice as a veterinarian in our changing world and to equip them with the skills to succeed in this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe aspects of the welfare, ethics and ethical implications of the use of animals for food and fibre production, sport, companionship, entertainment and research and display a desire to promote animal welfare;
  • describe how agronomic and environmental influences impact on grazing animal production;
  • explain and apply the principals of physical chemistry in the wider scientific context, particularly in the biological, biomedical, earth and environmental sciences;
  • safely handle a wide variety of companion animal and livestock species and develop basic skills in examination of healthy animals;
  • set goals, examine non-verbal communication and develop conflict management and time management skills;
  • identify, describe, discuss, demonstrate and apply foundational quantitative animal genetic concepts, inherited genetic disorders, animal biotechnology and rate of genetic progress in animal breeding programmes;
  • discuss the morphology and husbandry of species commonly aquacultured in Australia;
  • outline the structure of the various animal industries; discussing their importance to the Australian economy and discuss the qualities of the various animal products;
  • discuss, outline, define and compare the fundamental principles of management and production in the major livestock species.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Attendance at practical classes and workshops is compulsory. A pass standard in animal handling is required. Must pass safety competencies for practical animal handling

Prerequisites: TV1101 AG1007 CH1001
TV1200 AG1003 AG1004 TV1203


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Ms Sue Medlen, Dr Prisca Noble
Lecturers: Mr Christopher Gardiner, Dr Jenny Elliman, Ms Josephine Penny, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Professor William Tranter, Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Ms Sally Watts, Dr Leo Foyle, Assoc. Professor Damien Paris, Ms Sue Medlen, Dr Mark Barnes, Dr Anupama Bangara Kulur, Mrs Virginia Simpson, Dr Prisca Noble, Dr Denise Von Wald, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Dr Craig Godfrey, Professor Estelle Venter, Dr David Blignaut, Mrs Therese Kaul, Dr Kim Colquhoun, Mr Scott Blyth, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 79 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 11 hours tutorials
  • 45 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.