Like the other companion animal subjects, VSC451 will foster in students the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes to professionally and competently investigate, diagnose and treat or prevent diseases in companion animal species. Many animals encountered in companion animal practice will have a job to do- racehorses, working and racing dogs and breeding animals; each bring a unique set of circumstances, and often particular medical problems, to companion animal practice. Performance Animals and Professional Pets is the theme for VSC451 whereas sentiment and emotion may be the biggest factor influencing the care of 'pet' animals, decisions on veterinary care for performing animals may be based on a cost-benefit analysis and the prognosis for a satisfactory return to previous or desired performance capacity. Cases presented in this subject will challenge not only the students' increasing technical competence, but will also stimulate consideration of the role of the vet and the nature of the client-vet relationship because such cases often raise important legal and ethical issues.
The justification criteria for prerequisites is when the Professional accrediting/registering authorities require accredited CSU courses to impose subject prerequisites.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology /Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)Students only
Small Animal Medicine
Small Animal Surgery
Equine Medicine and Surgery
Avian Medicine and Surgery
Medicine and Surgery of Wildlife and Exotic Species
Anaesthesia Animal Welfare
Economics and Business Manage met
Obstetrics and Reproduction
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Public Health and Biosecurity
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.