VSC416 Production Animal Medicine 1 (8)

Production Animal Medicine 1 will be presented in a Problem Based Learning (PBL) format over four weeks based around case studies. It will present cases related to farm livestock, particularly illustrating the management of medical and/or surgical cases in the individual animal. This subject addresses in particular the integration of pre- and para-clinical principles in order to diagnose and treat disease in individual animals.

This subject will assist students to develop skills in researching and applying best-evidence to result in life-long learning.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VSC416. 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

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to develop and refine the differential diagnoses associated with common presenting complaints in individual production animals;
  • Be able to identify and explain the aetio-pathogenesis of common conditions of individual production animals;
  • Be able to identify risk factors for the occurence of common conditions of individual production animals;
  • Be able to apply and integrate literacy and numerical knowledge from the pre-clinical and para-clinical disciplines, along with best evidence, to prevent, diagnose and manage clinical and/or subclinical cases in individual production animals;
  • Be able to integrate and act on information regarding client expectations, financial considerations, ethics, welfare and management specific to common scenarios in individual production animals; and
  • Be able to demonstrate effective collaboration and communication with peers and staff.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Case packages based on clinical practice in farm animals which will require study and application of farm animal medicine, surgery and production, with application of all pre- and para-clinical subjects.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of VSC416 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Briefs submission
Briefs timeliness
Briefs reflection
Composite viva voce oral examination
Mcq test
Mid-session exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.