Bachelor of Veterinary Biology Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology BVetBiol

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science BVetBiol/BVetSc

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) BVetBiol/BVetSc(Hons)

Availability

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science (4488BS)

On Campus - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Full-time: 6.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Full-time: 6.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

In order to be eligible to transfer into the Honours stream at the beginning of year 5 of the double degree program, students will have to obtain grades of credit or above in at least 50% of the subjects in Year 2,3 and 4 years of the combined degree program.

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Applicants with higher education study
* Successful completion of one year full time equivalent university level study (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in the most recent of these studies.
AND
* A written Supplementary Application Form
AND
* An interview at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
* Applicants must have appropriate higher education studies or recent secondary education.

Applicants with work and life experience
Applicants must have appropriate higher education studies or recent secondary education.

Applicants with recent secondary education
* A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent), with a minimum ATAR of 90, inclusive of adjustment factors.
AND
* A written Supplementary Application Form
AND
* An interview at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga

Year 12 students are also required to request their school (principal or careers adviser) to submit a Predicted Score Letter. Further information and a link to the letter is provided in the Supplementary Application Form.

English Language Requirements
* Completed the International Language Testing System (IELTS) with an average overall score of 7.0 or better, with a minimum score of 7.0 in all sections, undertaken within the last two years, or have completed formal education in some English-speaking countries. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

Prerequisite Studies
* There are no formal prerequisite studies for the Veterinary science course at CSU, but it is highly recommended that students have studied one or more science disciplines (preferably Chemistry) and high level mathematics at Year 12 or University level.
* Students entering the course without these studies are strongly recommended to undertake appropriate CSU Study Link subjects before commencing the degree to prepare for the course.

Supplementary Application Form
* The Supplementary Application Form, which includes detailed instructions on applying, must be submitted to the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences directly and must be submitted between the start of August to the last Friday in September each year. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
* The Supplementary Application Form provides the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to animals, livestock industries, veterinary science and rural and regional communities.

Interviews
* Applicants deemed to be competitive, based on the application for admission and the supplementary form, will be invited to interview.
* The aim of the interview is to provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate your communication skills and further discuss your interest in and commitment to animal production and rural and regional veterinary practice.
* Interviews are held over four business days, in late November and early December.

Numeracy Exercise
* The aim of the numeracy exercise, which you will complete on the day of interview, is to assess your numeracy skills and your ability to think clearly and critically in a short period of time under test conditions.
* The numeracy exercise will not be used to influence your opportunity to be made an offer into the course. It will be used as a tool to identify and provide support to students who may need to improve their numeracy skills. If identified, you may be advised to undertake remedial study by way of successfully completing CSU Study Link subjects and/or attending relevant tutorials.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Standard CSU credit rules apply
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Standard CSU credit rules apply
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology [Exit Point Only]

Only an exit point.

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 384 points.

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 384 points.

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

This course consists of 384 points for both Pass and Honours streams:

Core subjects for both Pass and Honours streams (360 points; 45 subjects)

CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences
ASC221 Animal Genetics
ASC262 Veterinary Reproduction
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
VSC110 Animal Production and Welfare
VSC113 Fundamentals of Veterinary Cell Biology
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (new subject)
VSC115 Pastures and Profits in Grazing Systems
VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1
VSC223 Veterinary Histology and Immunology
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2
VSC224 Veterinary Anatomy
VSC225 Comparative Anatomy
VSC226 Veterinary Physiology
VSC227 Applied Veterinary Physiology
VSC310 Principles of Pathobiology
VSC321 Principles of Clinical and Systematic Pathology
VSC323 Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
VSC324 Veterinary Pharmacology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
VSC329 Veterinary Epidemiology (new subject)
VSC331 Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science
VSC333 Applied Veterinary Nutrition and Production (new subject)
VSC415 Population Medicine
VSC416 Production Animal Medicine 1
VSC417 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 1
VSC418 Public Health and Biosecurity 1
VSC425 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 2
VSC426 Production Animal Medicine 2
VSC427 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 3
VSC410 Clinical Practice 1
VSC420 Clinical Practice 2
VSC450 Clinical Practice 3
VSC451 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 4
VSC453 Public Health and Biosecurity 2
VSC455 Transition to the Profession
VSC456 Clinical Rotation 1 - Equine Practice
VSC457 Clinical Rotation 2 - Small Animal Practice
VSC461 Clinical Rotation 3 - Dairy Cattle Practice
VSC462 Clinical Rotation 4 - Rural Practice
VSC463 Clinical Rotation 5 - Veterinary Diagnostic Services
VSC467 Clinical Rotation 9 - State Veterinary Medicine
VSC470 Clinical Rotation 10 - Clinical Extramural Studies 3
VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice


Restricted elective subjects for Pass stream only (24 points)
24 POINTS CHOSEN FROM:

VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6 - Specialism Practice
VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7 - Livestock Industries
VSC466 Clinical Rotation 8 - Mixed Practice
Compulsory subjects for Honours stream only (16 points; 1 subject)
HRS417 Science Honours Project/Dissertation (16 points)

Restricted elective subjects for Honours stream only (8 points)
8 POINTS CHOSEN FROM:

VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6 - Specialism Practice
VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7 - Livestock Industries

BACHELOR OF VETERINARY BIOLOGY (Exit point only course)

CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences
ASC221 Animal Genetics
ASC262 Veterinary Reproduction
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (new subject)
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
VSC110 Animal Production and Welfare
VSC113 Fundamentals of Veterinary Cell Biology
VSC115 Pastures and Profits in Grazing Systems
VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1
VSC223 Veterinary Histology and Immunology
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2
VSC224 Veterinary Anatomy
VSC225 Comparative Anatomy
VSC226 Veterinary Physiology
VSC227 Applied Veterinary Physiology
VSC310 Principles of Pathobiology
VSC329 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (new subject)
VSC321 Principles of Clinical and Systematic Pathology
VSC323 Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
VSC324 Veterinary Pharmacology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
VSC333 Applied Veterinary Nutrition and Production (new subject)
VSC331 Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science

Enrolment Pattern

Common to pass and Honours streams

Full-time

Phase 1
Year 1 (Session 1)

CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences
VSC113 Fundamentals of Veterinary Cell Biology
VSC110 Animal Production and Welfare
VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1 (8pt - commenced)

Year 1 (Session 2)

VSC115 Pastures and Profits in Grazing Systems
VSC224 Veterinary Anatomy
ASC221 Animal Genetics
VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1 (8pt - completed)

Year 1 (Session 3)
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 (Session 1)
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
VSC225 Comparative Anatomy
VSC226 Veterinary Physiology
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2 (8pt - commenced)

Year 2 (Session 2)
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
VSC223 Veterinary Histology and Immunology
VSC227 Applied Veterinary Physiology
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2 (8pt - completed)

Year 3 (Session 1)
ASC262 Veterinary Reproduction
VSC329 Veterinary Epidemiology
VSC310 Principles of Pathobiology
VSC333 Applied Veterinary Nutrition and Production

Year 3 (Session 2)
VSC321 Principles of Clinical and Systematic Pathology
VSC323 Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
VSC324 Veterinary Pharmacology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
VSC331 Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science

Students may elect to exit at this point with the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology (BVetBiol) (exit point only). Students cannot progress to Fourth Year until the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology is completed.

Phase 2

Year 4 (Session 1)
VSC410 Clinical Practice 1
VSC415 Population Medicine
VSC416 Production Animal Medicine 1
VSC417 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 1

Year 4 (Session 2)
VSC418 Public Health and Biosecurity 1
VSC420 Clinical Practice 2
VSC425 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 2
VSC426 Production Animal Medicine 2

Year 5 (Session 1)
VSC427 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 3
VSC453 Public Health and Biosecurity 2
VSC451 Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery 4
VSC450 Clinical Practice 3

PASS Stream

Students cannot progress to Phase 3 until Phase 2 is completed.

Phase 3

Year 5 (Session 2)
VSC455 Transition to the Profession
VSC456 Clinical Rotation 1 Equine Practice
VSC457 Clinical Rotation 2 - Small Animal Practice
VSC466 Clinical Rotation 8 - Mixed Practice

Year 5 (Session 3)
VSC461 Clinical Rotation 3 - Dairy Cattle Practice
VSC462 Clinical Rotation 4 - Rural Practice
VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6  Specialism Practice
VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7  Livestock Industries

Year 6 (Session 1)
VSC463 Clinical Rotation 5 - Veterinary Diagnostic Services
VSC467 Clinical Rotation 9 - State Veterinary Medicine
VSC470 Clinical Rotation 10  Clinical Extramural Studies 3
VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice


HONOURS Stream

Students cannot progress to Phase 3 until Phase 2 is completed.

Phase 3

Year 5 (Session 2)
VSC455 Transition to the Profession
HRS417 Science Honours Project/Dissertation (16pt - commenced)
VSC456 Clinical Rotation 1 - Equine Practice
VSC457 Clinical Rotation 2 - Small Animal Practice

Year 5 (Session 3)
HRS417 Science Honours Project/Dissertation (16pt - completed)
VSC461 Clinical Rotation 3 - Dairy Cattle Practice
VSC462 Clinical Rotation 4 - Rural Practice
VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6 - Specialism Practice OR VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7 - Livestock Industries

Year 6 (Session 1)
VSC463 Clinical Rotation 5 - Veterinary Diagnostic Services
VSC467 Clinical Rotation 9 - State Veterinary Medicine
VSC470 Clinical Rotation 10  Clinical Extramural Studies 3
VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

VSC118 Veterinary Practice 1
VSC218 Veterinary Practice 2
VSC331 Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science
VSC410 Clinical Practice 1
VSC420 Clinical Practice 2
VSC450 Clinical Practice 3
VSC456 Clinical Rotation 1 - Equine Practice
VSC457 Clinical Rotation 2 - Small Animal Practice
VSC460 Veterinary Professional Practice
VSC461 Clinical Rotation 3 - Dairy Cattle Practice
VSC462 Clinical Rotation 4 - Rural Practice
VSC463 Clinical Rotation 5 - Veterinary Diagnostic Services
VSC464 Clinical Rotation 6- Specialism Practice
VSC465 Clinical Rotation 7- Livestock Industries
VSC466 Clinical Rotation 8 - Mixed Practice
VSC467 Clinical Rotation 9 - State Veterinary Medicine
VSC470 Clinical Rotation 10 - Clinical Extramural Studies 3

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, through the Veterinary Schools Accreditation Advisory Committee accredits this course on a seven year major report and site visit cycle, as well as an annual report. 

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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