This Industry Placement Elective Experience 3 is part of the Extramural Studies Program and provides you with a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge of animal industries outside of conventional clinical practice. It will help you to utilise and extend your knowledge, skill levels and professional behaviour in speciality areas of veterinary practices. The unit involves a one-week practical experience at a School approved external commercial enterprise involving animal industries. Suitable enterprises include ones involving the major domestic species (excluding those involving dogs and cats), minor domestic species such as goats and alpacas, pet and livestock food manufacturing plants and commercial zoos. You will be under the supervision of an external supervisor who will liaise with the School, review the aims of the placement with you, and assess your performance via a standard report form. You are expected to fully participate in agreed activities whilst attending the placement, typically taking on the role of a full-time, supervised associate. You will be required to submit a reflective diary on your experiences as a personal record of your achievements. Supervisors are required to complete a Supervisor Report at the end of the placement. This will include information on your performance and attendance.
there are no formal classes in this unit
supervisor report form (to be graded either 'satisfied requirements' or 'failed requirements'), reflective diary
This unit must be taken by all students enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The Industry Placement Elective 3 should be conducted at an approved commercial animal enterprise. These enterprises may include one involving the species covered by other placement units (Horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, intensive industry) or may involve other enterprises carrying out commercial activities involving animals. Students are strongly advised to use Elective placements to improve their knowledge in the major domestic species where possible. Examples of enterprises suitable for placement include feed manufacturers, dairy goat farms, alpaca farms and zoos. NOTE: students are advised to limit elective placements in zoos to one only.
Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice, confidence in interactions with animals. All content of VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105.
VETS6101 and VETS6103Co-requisites