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TV4001 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science

This subject, together with Veterinary Clinical Sciences Part 2, make up the fourth level of the BVSc degree program and the first of two years of the veterinary science curriculum that are focused on preparing graduates for veterinary practice. The veterinary science curriculum is structured around a number of overlapping themes that combine knowledge, skills and attitudes. The themes are: Structure and Function; Dysfunction, Agents of Disease and Defence; Animal Production, Management; Veterinary Services; Veterinary Practice; and Veterinary Career Development. The focus of this subject is on Small Animal Clinical Studies; Equine Clinical Studies, Bovine Health and Production and Veterinary Career Development. Bovine Health and Production provide grounding in aspects of animal production relevant to veterinary practice.. Veterinary Practice will provide a foundation in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for clinical practice, small animal clinical studies, exotic mammals and equine medicine and surgery. 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify, evaluate, discuss and demonstrate the principles and issues of veterinary public health in the context of animals influencing the health of humans;
  • develop, apply, compare and demonstrate in a practical setting fundamental theory- based and practical clinical skills and techniques in a broad range of species; including feline, canine, bovine, equine, reptiles, avian and small mammal species;
  • synthesise employability skills to prepare for advanced clinical placements;
  • describe, discuss, explain and evaluate the underlying basis of health and disease in a broad range of species: including feline, canine, bovine, equine, reptile, avian and small mammal species;
  • identify and communicate clearly and logically any animal or public health and disease findings in a practical setting;
  • diagnose the health status of individual animals and populations and discuss treatment and management plans including accurate and empathetic use of quantitative and qualitative information;
  • develop and apply knowledge surrounding the veterinary legislative environment.

Subject Assessment

  • Integrated Assessment across TV4001 and TV4002.

Special Assessment Requirements

ALL of the practicals, tutorials, guest lectures, workshops, field trips, and animal handling sessions are compulsory. Students must participate in and complete any required assessment in 100% of the tutorials, workshops, field trips and animal handling sessions and practical classes.

Prerequisites: TV3002


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Dr David Blignaut
Lecturers: Ms Josephine Penny, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Professor William Tranter, Miss Jillian Beasley, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Assoc. Professor Bradley Dowling, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Phil Judge, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Ms Sally Watts, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Karen Hayes, Dr Yukari Miyake, Dr Taleta Hompas, Dr Denise Von Wald, Dr Dilini Thilakaratne, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Anthony Caiafa, Dr Alinta Kalns, Dr Carolynne Joone, Professor Estelle Venter, Assoc. Professor Jim Taylor, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Dr Richard Burchell, Dr Dem de Tonnerre, Dr David Blignaut, Mrs Lynette Bester.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.

  • 246 hours lectures
  • 41 hours tutorials
  • 59 hours specialised
  • 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.