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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School 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


This 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

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a more than 59 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

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.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.