This subject contains a less than 20 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 supervisors, for a maximum of 20 days. The maximum duration of WPL of 20 days is <50% of the allocated time for the 16 point subject of 280-320hrs (the subject workload hours aligns with the CSU Subject Outlines policy of 140-160 hrs/8 pts).
The purpose of the WPL is for clinical exposures to develop a body of knowledge and understanding of the clinical research skills required for the proposed research project. 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 important cognitive skills and academic independence to think critically, evaluate existing and new knowledge and develop research skills and understanding of methodologies required for the research project for the advancement of professional practice.