|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 four identified elements. The Identified Elements are: Structure and Function; Agents of Disease and Defence; Pathology and Parasitology and Veterinary Career Development. In this subject the Structure and Function identified element 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 Agents of Disease and Defence identified element is to enable students to understand disease processes including their molecular and cellular basis, animal defence mechanisms, the diversity of causative organisms and their diagnosis. The principles of epidemiology and research methodology are discussed and provide students the skills necessary for the assessment and interpretation of animal population data. The Pathology and Parasitology identified element explain the basic pathologic processes in animals and describe parasitic diseases of ruminants and horses. The Veterinary Career Development identified element 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, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 25-Aug-2022|
The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.
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.