VSC711 Advanced Veterinary Clinical Skills (32)

This subject allows candidates to develop advanced clinical skills and knowledge in a selected discipline, develop cognitive skills and abilities to synthesise and increase theoretical knowledge ina professional 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: VSC711. 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 Doctor of Veterinary Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate cognitive skills and intellectual independence and an expert understanding of theoretical knowledge underpinning the selected discipline
  • be able to demonstrate advanced cognitive and technical skills to allow integration of theoretical knowledge in professional practice
  • be able to develop communication skills integral to specialised professional practice
  • Have developed a portfolio of clinical activities undertaken, including case reports, case logs and clinical reflection


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The candidate will select the discipline under the guidance of the principal supervisor.
  • During the subject the candidates:
  • - undertake extensive Workplace Learning in the selected discipline and enterprise for development of advanced clinical skills and knowledge
  • - keep a log of all clinical activities undertaken
  • - deliver case presentations which demonstrate integration of knowledge
  • - produce a written case report
  • - contribute to case discussion forums
  • - produce a portfolio of all clinical activities undertaken, including case reports, case logs and clinical reflection

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a more than 69 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The Workplace learning will be undertaken on campus at one enterprises, which is relevant to the selected discipline to allow advanced professional practice training. The duration of the Workplace learning is variable and is negotiated betweent eh candidate and the 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.