This subject contains a 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
The Workplace Learning (WPL) is undertaken at a veterinary enterprise which is relevant to the selected discipline and the research project. The duration of WPL is a variable amount and negotiated between the student and supervisors, with a maximum duration of 10 days distributed over the duration of the subject. The maximum duration of 10 days which is 25% of the allocated time for the 16 point subject of 280-320 hours (the subject workload hours align with the CSU Subject Outlines policy of 140-160 hours/8 pts). 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 important contributions to original knowledge in the chosen discipline. For research-led integration of knowledge in professional contexts, exposure to professional workplaces is required for the training of students in the MVStud, 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.