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TV5007 - Veterinary Clinical and Professional Practice Part 3 of 4

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: TV5006 TV5007 TV5008
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Available to 5th Year veterinary science students only.

TV5007 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 diagnostic, 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • 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;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
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 6, Internal
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 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.