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During 2021 we will continue to support students who need to study remotely due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Make sure you check the location code when selecting a unit outline or choosing your units of study in Sydney Student. Find out more about what these codes mean. Both remote and on-campus locations have the same learning activities and assessments, however teaching staff may vary. More information about face-to-face teaching and assessment arrangements for each unit will be provided on Canvas.

Unit of study_

VETS6102: Professional Skills 1A

In this unit of study students will be introduced to, and begin to develop confidence and competency in, fundamental professional skills relevant to veterinary practice. The skills will include basic animal handling, basic clinical skills, personal and professional attributes, basic laboratory skills and clinical experience in veterinary teaching hospitals. Successful completion of this unit of study requires students to: (1) Attend and actively participate in all compulsory classes, (2) Achieve at least a pass grade in all compulsory assessment tasks, and (3) Submit all compulsory documents (veterinary teaching hospital site contracts and skills logs, feedback forms etc.).

Code VETS6102
Academic unit School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice; empathy for and confidence in interactions with animals, One semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. confidently and competently perform basic animal handling skills to species commonly presented to veterinary practice
  • LO2. confidently and competently perform basic clinical, laboratory and necropsy skills
  • LO3. Contribute as a member of the inter-disciplinary team workplace of a veterinary hospital

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.