This Unit introduces the student to intermediate veterinary professional skills for approaching a clinical investigation and engaging with complex professional encounter. It also builds on and extends their knowledge of professional competencies introduced in VETS6101 and required as an effective veterinary professional. Key themes include clinical reasoning and an introduction to clinical problem solving; communication during difficult clinical encounters; cross-cultural communication; professionalism and community engagement; animal welfare and social justice; veterinary legislation; mental health training; veterinary career pathways and career resilience. Developing and extending their knowledge and skills in these areas will help students attain veterinary graduate attributes essential for long term effectiveness and success in their veterinary career. An integral part of this unit of study is an opportunity for students to extend their professional capabilities in an area of personal interest through the Independent Learning Project, allowing them to differentiate their capabilities from others in future employment applications.
2 week intensive at start of semester 1, then tutorials, presentations and independent study throughout the semester
completion of Independent Learning Project and submission of associated forms (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), group Presentation (40%), written exam (60%)
There are no prescribed textbooks for this unit of study. Students will be directed to appropriate resources as required.
VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108