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TV1200 - Veterinary Professional Life 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Available to BVSc students only

This subject follows on from TV1101:03 Veterinary Professional Life - 1, with the aim of providing knowledge and understanding of: the diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians; the livestock and other animal industries including aquaculture; animal handling; animal behaviour and welfare. Included in this subject is a block of 12 lectures and 3 practical classes in chemistry, aimed at introducing students to concepts they will require in subsequent years of the integrated veterinary science curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  • be familiar with the diversity of career opportunities available to veterinarians;
  • understand the principles of animal behaviour, and be able to demonstrate the principles of safe handling of a variety of animal species;
  • appreciate the welfare and ethical issues in the use of animals for food and fibre production, sport, companionship, entertainment and research;
  • understand the applicability of chemistry in the wider scientific context, particularly in the biological, biomedical, earth and environmental sciences;
  • understand the importance of animal industries to the Australian economy.

Graduate Qualities

  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development.
Prerequisites: TV1101


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Sandra De Cat
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 48 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (%); quizzes or tests (5%); assignments (35%).
Special Assessment Requirements: There are compulsory attendance, and satisfactory completion of practical and set cometency component requirements for this subject.
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.