This subject prepares students for their final year of study in Clinical Rotations, and provides a lead in to the workplace. As such it is an opportunity to examine the operation of veterinary practices including legislation, professional obligations, ethical dilemmas and introductory business management.
Emphasis is given to the laws governing the practice of veterinary science, general workplace legislation, and the particular role of the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board in maintaining governance of the profession. In addition the basic financial management of veterinary practice is covered, including costing of services, the need for public and professional liability insurance, and the basis of employment contracts and wage negotiation are presented. Ethical and welfare dilemmas are discussed during case based presentation.
Students who will enter the Honours stream will be asked to write a literature review, and other students will be expected to submit an essay from a choice of topics. Students cannot progress to Phase 3 of this subject, without the completion of Phases 1 and 2 of the veterinary science program.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology /Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) student only
VSC427 and VSC450 and VSC451 and VSC453
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of VSC455 in Session 2 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).
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.