VSC614 Clinical Research Internship (16)

The aim of this subject is to develop clinical research skills relevant to professional clinical practice. This will include development of advanced clinical knowledge relevant to clinical research questions, research methodologies, problem-solving skills and reflective skills allowing critical appraisal of existing and new research knowledge relevant to the discipline. Candidates will concurrently undertake veterinary clinical training while undertaking this subject allowing development of clinical research skills, methodologies and data collection and translation of generated knowledge. Candidates will develop communication skills through which clinical research knowledge and critical enquiry is communicated and disseminated to peers and undergraduate veterinary students.

Subject Outlines
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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: VSC614. 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 demonstrate advanced clinical research methodologies and knowledge and enquiry attributes, problem-solving skills and conceptual insights relevant to the discipline and associated clinical research questions
  • Have developed cognitive and reflective skills to undertake advanced evaluation of existing and new clinical research knowledge relevant to the professional discipline
  • Have developed communication skills to explain and critique theory, methodologies, results and conclusions of existing scientific literature
  • Be able to communicate and disseminate clinical research knowledge through veterinary undergraduate didactic teaching, problem-based learning facilitation and clinical teaching


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Undertake placement in an enterprise which is relevant to the selected discipline to develop clinical research knowledge and methodologies and collection of research data
  • Incorporate clinical research into the undergraduate veterinary science curriculum on campus
  • Deliver presentations of critical appraisal of literature relevant to the discipline
  • Portfolio of teaching and supervisor assessment of teaching

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a more than 35 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The Workplace learning will be undertaken at an on-campus enterprise, which is relevant to the selected discipline.

Total time of Workplace Learing may vary, but will be the equivalent of half a sesion, negotiated between the supervisor and candidate.


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.