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TV1101 - Veterinary Professional Life 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Available only to BVSc students

The aim of the subject is to provide knowledge and understanding of: the diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians; the importance of animals to society and to the Australain economy; principles of animal behaviour and animal welfare; the safe handling of common species of animals; common breeds of companion animal and livestock species; the theory and application of genetics to breeding major domestic animal species.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the importance of animal industries to the Australian economy;
  • be familiar with the diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians;
  • be familiar with the common breeds of companion animal and livestock species;
  • understand concepts of animal behaviour and animal welfare;
  • understand the theory and application of genetics to animal breeding.

Graduate Qualities

  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Dr Sandra De Cat
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 52 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (10%); assignments (30%).

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.