VSC709 Advanced Clinical Practicum 2 (8)

The aim of this subject is to provide advanced, specialised clinical training of the candidates in their selected discipline or related disciplines through exposure to professional clinical practice either on-campus or externally. Candidates will develop cognitive skills that demonstrate expert and detailed understanding of knowledge underpinning the discipline(s) and undertake critical reflection of that theory and practice.

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VSC709. 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

This subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Studies

Subject Relationships

VSC509 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate intellectual independence through exposure to clinical practice during placement on campus or externally and application of advanced knowledge and skills in the selected discipline(s)
  • be able to develop advanced cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge underpinning the discipline, and demonstrate practical clinical skills.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The subject will involve placement in an enterprise on or off campus for at least 3 weeks. During this period, the student gains exposure to professional clinical practice, either in the nominated primary discipline or a related discipline. During the placement, the students are required to document all exposures in written log-books, which are submitted at the end of the subject for marking. In addition, students deliver a presentation of their experiences to enable demonstration of accruement of new knowledge at the forefront of the discipline.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 15 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

In this subject, WPL involves placement in industry either on or off campus in an enterprise which is relevant to the nominated discipline.

Special Resources

Travel to external sites


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.