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TV5006 - Veterinary Clinical and Professional Practice Part 2 of 4

Credit points: 09
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: TV5006 TV5007 TV5008
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to 5th Year veterinary science students only.

TV5006 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 rotation through companion and production animal clinics, practices, laboratories and government agencies.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire information from and about clients, perform a clinical examination of their animals and store and retrieve such information;
  • collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probalilistic judgements;
  • perform basic diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures;
  • work and communicate effectively and empathetically with colleagues and clients through a range of media with compassion, courtesy, respect, honesty and without descrimination;
  • 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


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 23-Mar-2017
Coordinator: Dr Ruth Sutcliffe
Lecturers: Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Robert Kinobe, Dr Bradley Dowling, Dr Constantin Constantinoiu, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Dr Janice Lloyd, Dr Rachel Tan, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Dr Dilini Thilakaratne, Assoc. Professor Robert Hedlefs, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Margaret Reilly, Dr Jackie Picard, Dr Karen Gerber, Dr Linda Hayes, Dr Yukari Miyake, Dr Craig Thomson, Mr Christopher Gardiner, Dr Jamie Wearn, Dr Jim Taylor, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Ulrike Kafka, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Professor William Tranter, Dr Kay Eccleshare.
Contact hours:
  • 520 hours
  • 13 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.