VSC511 Veterinary Clinical Skills (32)


This subject allows candidates to develop further clinical skills and knowledge in a selected discipline to a Masters level, cognitive skills and abilities to integrate the current and new knowledge in professional practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VSC511
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

The subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Veterinary Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to:
  • Develop cognitive skills and intellectual independence to demonstrate advanced understanding of theoretical knowledge underpinning the selected discipline
  • Develop cognitive and technical skills to integrate theoretical knowledge in professional practice
  • Develop communication skills relevant to professional practice


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The candidate will select the discipline under the guidance of the supervisor
  • During the subject the candidates:
  • - Undertake Workplace Learning in the selected discipline for development of skills and knowledge
  • - Keep a log of all clinical activities undertaken
  • - Deliver a case presentation demonstrating integration of knowledge
  • - Contribute to case discussion forums
  • - Produce a written case report

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of more than 59 days duration. The Workplace Learning will be undertaken at one enterprise, which is relevant to the selected discipline to allow professional practice training.  The amount of workplace learning will be as per the negotiated contract between student and supervisory team.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.