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TV5005 - Veterinary Clinical and Professional Practice Part 1 of 4

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to 5th Year veterinary science students only.

TV5005 is one of four subjects under which Year 5 of the veterinary science degree program is delivered. These subjects are intended to provide students in the final year of the degree with an extended immersion in all major aspects of veterinary practice and employment, including the opportunity for elective periods to facilitate additional focus in selected areas. This is accomplished by having students complete a series of rotations through companion and production animal clinics, practices, laboratories and government agencies.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to acquire information from and about clients, perform a clinical examination of their animals and store and retrieve such information;
  • The ability to collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probabilistic judgements;
  • The ability to perform basic diagnositc, therapeutic and surgical procedures;
  • The ability to work and communicate effectively and empathetically with colleagues and clients through a range of media with compassion, courtesy, respect, honesty and without discrimination;
  • The ability to perform effectively in a workplace including understanding organisational systems, human and physical resource management, performance indicators, occupational health and safety, knowledge management and quality control.
Prerequisites: TV4002


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe
Lecturers: Mr Christopher Gardiner, Dr Anthony Parker, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Professor William Tranter, Ms Louisa Hick, <Person not found>, Dr Margaret Reilly, Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Assoc. Professor Bradley Dowling, <Person not found>, Dr Kay Eccleshare, Dr Robert Kinobe, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Rachel Tan, Dr Philip Judge, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Assoc. Professor Constantin Constantinoiu, <Person not found>, Mr Mike Jeffery, Dr Jackie Picard, Dr Tricia Newton, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Karen Gerber, <Person not found>, Dr Yukari Miyake, <Person not found>, Kathryn Jenkins, Dr Dilini Thilakaratne, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Linda Hayes, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours lectures
  • 5 weeks clinical placement
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.