This subject contains a 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
Workplace Learning (WPL) will be undertaken on and/or off campus at a veterinary enterprise which is relevant to the selected discipline and research project. The duration of the WPL is limited and variable over one session, negotiated between the student and supervisor(s), for a maximum of 10 days, depending on the discipline. The purpose of the WPL is for planning of the research project to provide the student with professional exposures to identify areas for development of new knowledge and opportunities to make significant contributions to original knowledge in the chosen discipline. For research-led integration of knowledge in professional contexts, integral to the Doctoral Degree (Professional) qualification, exposure to professional workplaces is required for the training of students in the DVStud, given the inter-related nature of professional activity and clinical research (professional:research nexus). The WPL allows students to develop cognitive skills and academic independence to think critically, evaluate existing and theoretical knowledge and design, plan, implement, theorise, analyse and communicate a research project for the advancement of professional practice.