VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice (8)
This subject provides didactic material for students underpinning clinic rotations completed during the final phase of their degree. As such, it bridges other clinical rotation subjects, providing a foundation for reflection, the integration of theory and practice and the identification of generic information and skills relevant to diverse vocational settings. Information is provided in lectures and online. The online Interact environment is utilised to provide self-assessment activities to assist students in preparation for their final examination process, as well as to maintain communication with students as they complete their rotation subjects asynchronously and by a combination of intramural and extramural placements. The final grade for this subject is determined by a final exam process combining written, oral and practical assessment tasks. This provides students with opportunities to demonstrate knowledge across the scope of veterinary species and vocational settings encountered during Phase 3, and to display proficiency in practical skills across a broad spectrum of clinical activities. |
+ Subject Availability Modes and Location
|Internal||Wagga Wagga Campus||Session 3|
|Internal||Wagga Wagga Campus|
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VSC460|
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
|Duration ||Grading System ||School: |
|One sesssion||HD/FL||School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences|
|It is assumed that students will have a thorough knowledge of the pre-clinical and para-clinical disciplines underpinning veterinary professional practice. That is, that each student will have successfully completed all Phase 1 and Phase 2 subjects prior to commencing Phase 3 subjects. It is further advised that students do not attempt this subject unless they have completed, or are in the process of completing, all Phase 3 subjects.|
Restricted to students enrolled in Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)|
|Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:|
be able to display proficiency in a range of clinical procedures commonly encountered in veterinary practice and relating to veterinary medicine, surgery, diagnostic imaging, clinical reasoning, pharmacology and therapeutics, anaesthesiology, reproduction, and the optimisation of herd / flock health and production.
be able to interpret the results of appropriate clinical examination and diagnostic methods to diagnose common disorders of animals, and identify appropriate treatment(s).
be able to utilise epidemiological principles and appropriate investigations to optimise production and/or to diagnose endemic and exotic disease incursions in animal populations.
be able to communicate effectively with peers, both verbally and in writing.
be able to demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and legal obligations of the profession.
be able to apply scientific method and principles of evidence based veterinary medicine to the interpretation of veterinary literature and research findings.
|The subject will cover the following topics:|
Small animal medicine and surgery
Equine medicine and surgery
Farm animal medicine, surgery and production
Epidemiology, biosecurity and public health
Pathology and clinical pathology
Anaesthesiology and intensive care
Practice management and jurisprudence
The information contained in the 2014 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 21 March 2014. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.