|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This is a capstone internship experience subject, which enables students to integrate the knowledge acquired through their coursework and apply this knowledge within the veterinary industry. Students will undertake a six week placement within a relevant organisation and develop the professional skills required to function within such an organisation. The subject aims to provide students with an extended work based experience within a veterinary industry of their choice, including government, private industry or a non-government organisation (NGO). Students will have the opportunity to develop their experience of working with and leading diverse teams within the workplace setting. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of the role of veterinarians within this industry, and of graduate employer expectations.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and skills to solve problems that arise in practical settings and professional contexts in veterinary science and develop an integrated understanding of knowledge and practice
- Investigate, evaluate, interpret and manage problems encountered within the veterinary industry employing practical skills and the application of knowledge.
- Display leadership qualities when working with diverse teams in the workplace
- Exhibit high level professional skills including communication, decision making, team work and networking.
Students completing this subject will:
- Be able to seek solutions to problems through the application of knowledge, the ability to initiate and integrate new ideas, an appreciation of the broad picture of science, and an understanding of the importance and application of scientific method
- Deal with integrity and honesty with professional colleagues, clients and the general public
- Demonstrate empathy and concern for animals and people
- Possess an understanding of both scientific and vocational aspects of veterinary science
- Be motivated to be a veterinarian, aware of the veterinarian’s place in society, and prepared to be a leader in the community
- Have broad knowledge of veterinary science and be able to develop intellectual and physical skills as circumstances dictate
- Be adaptable to changes in their specific field of employment and to advancements in veterinary science in general
- Be aware of the global society and equipped to contribute to it
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
1. Work placement Assessment, due during individual students' placement (50%)
(Students will be assessed by their placement supervisor on their contributions to activities and tasks within their organisation. Assessment will also encompass evaluation of attendance and punctuality, theoretical knowledge, professional demeanour, oral and written communication skills, initiative and enthusiasm. )
2. Assignment (2000 words) due at the end of study period (50%)
Dates & times
Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Equivalent of 6 weeks work based placement (approximately 240 hours) Total time commitment 280 hours Teaching period 14 January 2019 to 4 November 2019 Last self-enrol date 14 March 2019 Census date 22 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 16 August 2019 Assessment period ends 4 December 2019
January contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Professional Leadership and Management Course Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness for Veterinarians