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TV4002 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2019
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

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.

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;
  • 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 mammals;
  • 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.
Prerequisites: TV4001


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Linda Hayes, Dr Frans Venter
Lecturers: 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, <Person not found>, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, <Person not found>, Dr Richard Burchell, Dr Dem de Tonnerre, Dr David Blignaut, Mr Scott Blyth.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 274 hours lectures
  • 16 hours tutorials
  • 38 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: 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.

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.