TV1101 - Veterinary Professional Life 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available only to BVSc students
The aim of the subject is to provide knowledge and understanding of: the importance
of animals to society and to the Australian economy; principles of animal behaviour
and animal welfare; the safe handling of common species of animals; common breeds
of companion animal and livestock species and to improve communication, team work,
literacy and numeracy skills.
- Identify the importance of ethics to the practice of veterinary science and the maintenance
of professional standards;
- Employ standards and guidelines to safely handle domestic animal species and match
common equipment to names and applications;
- Outline the structure of the major animal industries in Australia and the significant
contribution they make to the Australian society and economy;
- Recognise and name the common breeds of companion animal and livestock species e.g.
cats, dogs, sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and horses;
- Describe concepts of animal behaviour and welfare;
- Appraise personal and professional employability skills, including written communication
- Improve literacy and numeracy skills by the ability to collect, analyse and evaluate
information and be able to solve routine dosage calculations required in veterinary
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
- On course assessment - (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements
Attendance at Practical classes and Workshops is compulsory. Safety competencies for
practical animal handling are a hurdle requirement. You must achieve satisfactory
performance in safety competencies to pass this subject.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr Margaret Reilly, Dr Sandra De Cat, Professor Estelle Venter
||Mr Christopher Gardiner, Miss Josephine Penny, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Professor William Tranter, Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Dr Margaret Reilly, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Dr Sandra De Cat, Ms Sally Watts, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Prisca Noble, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Professor Estelle Venter, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Dr David Blignaut, Dr Donna Martin.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 30 hours lectures
- 20 hours tutorials
- 39 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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