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VETS9014: Advanced Veterinary Clinical Practice 1

This is a post graduate unit for students admitted into the UVTH resident training program (an advanced learning program) and provides students with direct supervised in a chosen area of study aligned with their chosen veterinary specialist discipline (e.g. Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Pathology etc). This Unit provides students with a Capstone experience, allowing candidates to consolidate their learning and develop their clinical skills and knowledge further in their chosen specialty. It also gives students the opportunity to participate in an externship, in order to meet ANZCVSc specialist requirements. Students are required to discuss learning outcomes, methods for achieving them, assessment and assessment criteria with their supervisor and submit documentation to the program Academic Supervisor before enrolment in and commencement of study in the relevant Semester. Students must also outline their intention to participate in an externship prior to enrolment and receive approval from the program Academic Supervisor.

Code VETS9014
Academic unit School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Credit points 12

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

  • LO1. Investigate, diagnose, develop a management plan and implement this plan in complex cases in the relevant field of veterinary medicine under the close supervision of specialists
  • LO2. Have the consultation and communication skills to discuss the cases with the owners of the animals being presented
  • LO3. Communicate in a effective manner, both orally and written, with colleagues within and external to the University Teaching Hospital
  • LO4. Have developed good skills in maintaining medical records for cases under your management
  • LO5. Have basic skills in clincal (small group) teaching
  • LO6. Interpret and critically appraise the veterinary literature and apply this to cases seen

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.