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TV4002 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences Part 2 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 makes up one half of 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: Small Animal Clinical Studies; Equine Clinical Studies, Bovine Health and Production, Veterinary Preventative Medicine and Veterinary Career Development. Bovine Health and Production 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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;
  • identify, evaluate, discuss and demonstrate the principles and issues of veterinary public health in the context of animals influencing the health of humans;
  • apply knowledge surrounding the veterinary legislative environment;
  • describe, discuss, explain and evaluate the underlying basis of health and disease in a broad range of species: including feline, canine, bovine and equine species;
  • develop, apply, compare and demonstrate in a practical setting fundamental clinical skills and techniques in a broad range of species; including feline, canine, bovine and equine;
  • synthesise employability skills to prepare for advanced clinical placements and explore business management practices;
  • describe, discuss, explain and evaluate the underlying basis for prevention, control and eradication of diseases in animal populations;
  • describe, discuss, explain and evaluate the underlying basis for observational studies and surveys.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • On-course assessment - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Attend all practical sessions, workshops, tutorials and field trips, which are compulsory. Attempt all summative on-course assessment activities and achieve a satisfactory standard in each hurdle. Achieve a percentage of 50% to pass the end of semester examination. A minimum of 50% for each Identified Element must be achieved. Achieve a total of 50% to pass the subject (combined on-course and exam mark).

Prerequisites: TV4001


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-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>, Dr Craig Thomson, Professor Margaret Reilly, Assoc. Professor Bradley Dowling, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Phil Judge, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Ms Sally Watts, Professor Jos Vermunt, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Karen Hayes, Mrs Virginia Simpson, Dr Yukari Miyake, Dr Taleta Hompas, Dr Denise Von Wald, Dr Dilini Thilakaratne, <Person not found>, Dr Alinta Kalns, Dr Carolynne Joone, Mr Chris Joone, Professor Estelle Venter, Assoc. Professor Jim Taylor, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Dr Richard Burchell, Dr David Blignaut, Mrs Lynette Bester, Mr Scott Blyth.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 189 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 19 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.