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TV1101 - Veterinary Professional Life 1

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

Available only to BVSc students

The aim of the subject is to provide knowledge and understanding of: the diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians; the importance of animals to society and to the Australain economy; principles of animal behaviour and animal welfare; the safe handling of common species of animals; common breeds of companion animal and livestock species; the theory and application of genetics to breeding major domestic animal species.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the importance of animal industries to the Australian economy;
  • be familiar with the diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians;
  • be familiar with the common breeds of companion animal and livestock species;
  • understand concepts of animal behaviour and animal welfare;
  • understand the theory and application of genetics to animal breeding.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Sandra De Cat
Lecturers: Mr Christopher Gardiner, Dr Anthony Parker, <Person not found>, Miss Josephine Penny, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Dr Margaret Reilly, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, <Person not found>, Mrs Blaise Webster, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Rachel Tan, Ms Sally Watts, Dr Leo Foyle, <Person not found>, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Dr Graham Burgess, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 52 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (10%); assignments (30%).
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.