This subject contains a 4 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
The primary purpose of these short workplace learning experiences is for orientation and familiarisation to the variety of veterinary clinical settings and the workplace cultures encountered therein. Students visit two of 15 veterinary practices within a 2 hour driving time from Wagga. These practices have been visited and audited for their suitability by university staff, and have volunteered to be invoved with the veterinary science program. Learning activities before the practice visits prepare students for their experience. Students have specific objectives during their visits, which comprise discussion topics and areas to observe. These are discussed afterwards in small group debriefs with academic staff who have clinical experience. Students can contact academic staff at any time to discuss concerns or any issues they encounter while in workplaces.