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TV5212 - Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 2/3

Credit points: 9
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: TV5211 TV5212 TV5213
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

TV5212 is one of three subjects under which Year 5 of the Bachelor of 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 three modules, 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 probabilistic 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 discrimination;
  • 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, Study Period 5, Internal
Census Date 09-May-2019
Coordinator: Dr Margaret Reilly, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Professor Estelle Venter
Lecturers: Mr Christopher Gardiner, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Professor William Tranter, Dr Margaret Reilly, Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Assoc. Professor Bradley Dowling, Dr Robert Kinobe, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Sandra De Cat, Assoc. Professor Constantin Constantinoiu, Ms Sally Watts, Dr Jackie Picard, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Karen Gerber, Dr Yukari Miyake, Dr Dilini Thilakaratne, Dr Glen Walker, Dr Rachel Bowater, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Dr Linda Hayes, Dr Frans Venter, <Person not found>, Dr Carolynne Joone, <Person not found>, Dr Jim Taylor, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Dr Dem de Tonnerre, Dr David Blignaut.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 weeks placement
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of each module within the Fifth Year BVSc course is a requirement to pass the subject.

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.