This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
The WPL component of this subject involves 5 weeks of Clinical Extra Mural Studies (CEMS 2) at different veterinary practices of the students choice across Australia and overseas and follows 4 weeks of CEMS 1 and precedes 3 weeks of CEMS 3 in Phase 3. There are restrictions on the type of practice. Students must contact the placement and organise suitable dates, complete a Placement Request Form which enables the Placements Officer to contact the Practice and send documents relating to the student's level of knowledge, OH & S requirements and assessment forms.
Abattoir Extra Mural Studies (ABEMS) comprises one week of abattoir placement with the on-plant veterinarian where students learn about the role of the veterinarian in carcass evaluation for disease and suitability for human consumption. The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences maintains a data base of suitable and accredited abattoirs from which students are able to select a placement.
CEMS 2 and ABEMS are part of the compulsory Clinical Extra Mural Studies component required of all veterinary science courses in Australia and New Zealand.