TV4002 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences 2
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science
This subject, together with Veterinary Clinical Sciences - 1, makes 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 and Management; Veterinary Preventative
Medicine and Services; Veterinary Practice; and Veterinary Career Development. The
focus of this subject is on: Animal Production and Management provide grounding aspects
of animal production and management relevant to veterinary practice. Veterinary Preventative
Medicine and Services encompasses those aspects of the veterinary profession that
provide expertise in the prevention, control and eradication of disease. This theme
also highlights accompanying risks to populations and communities through developing
concepts of biosafety in association with the epidemiology and public health aspects.
Veterinary Practice provides a foundation in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary
for small animal clinical studies, exotic mammals and equine medicine and surgery.
Veterinary Career Development theme provides 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.
- 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
- explain and apply the key concepts, principles and techniques used in epidemiology;
- identify, evaluate, discuss and demonstrate the principles and issues of veterinary
public health in the context of animals influencing the health of humans;
- describe, discuss, explain and evaluate the underlying basis of health and disease
in a broad range of species; including feline, canine, bovine, equine, ovine, reptiles,
avian and small mammals;
- develop, apply and compare fundamental clinical skills and techniques in a broad range
of species; including feline, canine, bovine, equine, ovine, reptiles, avian and small
- demonstrate in a practical setting, fundamental clinical skills and techniques in
a broad range of species; including feline, canine, bovine, equine and ovine;
- apply knowledge surrounding the veterinary legislative environment;
- Synthesise employability skills to prepare for advanced clinical placements and explore
business management practices.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (55%)
- - (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements
ALL of the practicals, tutorials, guest lectures, workshops, field trips, and animal
handling sessions are compulsory.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Dr Linda Hayes, Dr Frans Venter
||Miss Josephine Penny, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Professor William Tranter, Dr Margaret Reilly, Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Assoc. Professor Bradley Dowling, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Ms Sally Watts, Professor Jos Vermunt, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Karen Gerber, Mrs Virginia Simpson, Dr Yukari Miyake, Dr Denise Von Wald, Dr Dilini Thilakaratne, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Dr Linda Hayes, Dr Frans Venter, Mrs Wendy Foyle, Dr Carolynne Joone, Mr Chris Joone, Professor Estelle Venter, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Dr Ingrid Danylyk, Dr Richard Burchell, Dr Dem de Tonnerre, Dr David Blignaut, Mr Scott Blyth.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 274 hours lectures
- 16 hours tutorials
- 38 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