Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Sample pathway

Requirements:

  • 288 cp total
  • 96 cp from the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology unit of study table for Years 1 and 2
  • 48 cp from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine unit of study table for Year 1, that contributes to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology degree
  • 144 cp from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine unit of study table for Years 2, 3 and 4
  • Extramural placements as outlined in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine unit of study table
Example pathway

 

Semester

Unit of study 1
& credit points

Unit of study 2
& credit points

Unit of study 3
& credit points

Unit of study 4
& credit points

Unit of study 5
& credit points

Unit of study 6 & credit points

Unit of study 7 & credit points

Total

Year 1

1

Core

BIOL1006

Life and Evolution

Core

CHEM1111

Chemistry 1A

Core

ENVX1002

Introduction to Statistical Methods

Elective

MATH1021

Calculus of One Variable

and

MATH1002

Linear Algebra

 

   

 

6

6

6

6

 

   

24

2

Core

BIOL1007

From Molecules to Ecosystems

Core

CHEM1112

Chemistry 1B

Core

AVBS1002

Concepts of Animal Management

Elective

AVBS1003

Animals and us

     

 

6

6

6

6

 

   

24

Year 2

1

Core

AVBS2005

Animal Energetics and Homeostasis

Core

AVBS2007

Animal Structure and Funtion

Core

GEGE2001

Genetics and Genomics

Elective

ENVX2001

Applied Statistical Methods

 

   

 

6

6

6

6

 

   

24

2

Core

AVBS2001

Introductory Veterinary Pathogenesis

Core

AVBS2004

Animal Nutrition

Elective

MIMI2002

Microbes, Infection and Immunity.

Elective

BIOL2032

Australian Wildlife Biology

 

   

 

6

6

6

6

 

   

24

Year 3

 

 

1

Core

VETS6101

The Veterinary Professional 1

Core

VETS6102

Professional Skills 1A

Core

VETS6103

Research and Enquiry 1A

Core

VETS6104

Foundations of Veterinary Science A

 

   

 

3

6

3

12

 

   

24

 

2

Core

VETS6105

Animal Management Systems 1

Core

VETS6106

Professional Skills 1B

Core

VETS6107

Research and Enquiry 1B

Core

VETS6108

Foundations of Veterinary Science B

 Placement

VETS6121

Horse Industry Placement*

VETS6123

Beef Cattle Industry Placement*

Placement

VETS6125

Intensive Animal Industry Placement^

Placement

VETS6126

Industry Placement Elective Experience #

 

3

6

3

12

 0

0

0

24

Year 4 1

Core

VETS6201

The Veterinary Professional 2

Core

VETS6202

Professional Skills 2A

Core

VETS6203

Research and Enquiry 2A

Core

VETS6204

Principles of Animal Disease A

Placement

VETS6122

Dairy Cattle Industry Placement*

VETS6124

Sheep Industry Placement*

Placement

VETS6127

Industry Placement Elective Experience 2#

Placement

VETS6128

Industry Placement Elective Experience 3#

 
3 6 3 12

0

0 0

24

2

Core

VETS6205

Animal Management Systems 2

Core

VETS6206

Professional Skills 2B

Core

VETS6207

Research and Enquiry 2B

Core

VETS6208

Principles of Animal Disease B

Placement

VETS6221

Regional Preparatory Clinical Placement**

Placement

VETS6222

Elective Preparatory Clinical Placement**

   
3 6 3 12

0

0  

24

Year 5 1

Core

VETS6301

Veterinary Public Practice

Core

VETS6302

Clinical Foundations

Core

VETS6303

Small Animal Practice A

Core

VETS6304

Livestock Practice A

Core

VETS6305

Equine Practice A

Core

VETS6306

Exotic and Wildlife Practice

Core

VETS6307

Research and Enquiry 3A

 
3 3 6 3

3

3 3

24

2

Core

VETS6308

Veterinary Practice Management

Core

VETS6309

Small Animal Practice B

Core

VETS6310

Livestock Practice B

Core

VETS6311

Equine Practice B

Core

VETS6312

Intensive Animal Practice

Core

VETS6313

Research and Enquiry 3B

Placement

VETS6321

Abattoir Placement***

 
3 6 6 3

3

3 0

24

Year 6 1

Core

VETS6401

Small Animal Clinics A

Core

VETS6402

Small Animal Clinics B

Core

VETS6409

Extramural Placement 1

Core

VETS6410

Extramural Placement 2

Core

VETS6407

Lab Investigations of Clinical Disease

Core

VETS6408

Public, Industry, or Community Placement

 

   
6 6 3 3

3

3  

24

2

Core

VETS6403

Small Animal Clinics C

Core

VETS6404

Small Animal Clinics D

Core

VETS6405

Large Animal Clinics A

Core

VETS6406

Large Animal Clinics B

Core

VETS6411

Extramural Placement 3

Core

VETS6412

Extramural Placement 4

   
6 3 6 3 3 3   24

Total credit points:

288

* These placements occur at farms and commence in Semester 2 intra-semester break, Year 1 of the DVM and should be completed by Semester 2 intra-semester Year 2 of the DVM. Placements may be taken during intensive periods.

^ Students must complete a 1-week intensive placement and choose from one of the three Intensive Species. Placements may be taken during intensive periods.

# Students are permitted to select any species as an Elective Experience placement. Students could undertake any of the 4 core species (Horses, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle or Sheep), another Intensive species, or select species outside the above listings, e.g. Camel, Zoo, Wildlife, Goats, Crocodiles, Turtles etc. Placements may be taken during intensice periods.

** These placements occur at the end of Year 2/beginning of Year 3 of the DVM (outside of the main semesters).

*** This placement occurs at approved export abattoir sites (national and international) and occurs in Year 3 of the DVM sometime after the Semester 1 intra-semester break.