|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science and the Bachelor of Veterinary Science IHCAP programs.
This subject, which together with Integrated Animal Structure and Function - 1, makes up the second level of the BVSc degree program. The integrated curriculum is structured around a number of overlapping Themes that combine knowledge, skills and attitudes, which are then delivered through a series of modules. The Themes are: Structure and Function; Dysfunction, Agents of Disease and Defence; Animal Production, Management and, Behaviour, Animal Welfare and Ethics; Veterinary Services; Veterinary Practice; and Veterinary Career Development. In this subject the Structure and Function theme will provide students with a solid understanding of the diversity of living things, the structure and function of animals including the basis for pharmacological intervention, and the techniques that are available to study them within the context of veterinary practice. The focus of the Dysfunction, Agents of Disease and Defence theme is to enable students to understand dysfunction and disease processes including their molecular and cellular basis and the diversity of causative organisms. Animal Production, Management and, Behaviour, Animal Welfare and Ethics will provide grounding in aspects of animal production and, behaviour, animal welfare and ethics that are relevant to veterinary practice. Veterinary Services encompasses those aspects of the veterinary profession that provide a service to the community through expertise in the study of the spread of disease and accompanying risks to populations and communities through introducing concepts of biosafety in association with the epidemiology and public health aspects. Elements of Veterinary Practice run through the Study Period to provide students with a foundation in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for clinical practice. The Veterinary Career Development theme will provide students with the skills necessary to practice as a veterinarian in our changing world and to be able to continually access and use information as knowledge progresses.
Attend practical sessions, workshops, tutorials and field trips that are compulsory. Attempt all and achieve a minimum of 50% across all combined summative on-course assessment activities and a satisfactory standard in each identified hurdle. Achieve a percentage of 50% plus 1 SEM (Standard Error of Measurement) to pass the end of semester examinations. A minimum of 50% for each Identified Element must also be achieved.
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021|
The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.
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.