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Advanced Clinical Skills 1 Part A (VETS90046)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 18.75On Campus (Werribee)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90046
Campus
Werribee
Availability
February
July
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed for veterinary graduates with postgraduate clinical experience who wish to acquire advanced clinical training. Practical work is an integral part of the programs offered.

Students undertake discipline-based clinical placements, which may include participating in ward rounds, unit meetings and outpatient clinics. This is a flexible subject designed to meet the individual discipline requirements of different clinical specialties.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will acquire problem solving skills through both mentored and self-directed clinical learning during clinical placements.

Generic skills

Students will develop advanced clinical skills through animal model and case-based teaching.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
VETS70014 2019

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

Assessment

Description

This assessment is a combined total assessment for both VETS90046 Advanced Clinical Skills 1 Part A and VETS90047 Advanced Clinical Skills 1 Part B.

Dependent upon discipline

For students undertaking a residency within the Veterinary Hospital:

Satisfactory completion of clinical work (45%)

  • Continual assessment by supervisors on a case-by-case basis, providing written feedback twice in each semester.

Written Assignment (45%)

  • A major written assignment per year prepared as a paper ready for submission to a peer reviewed journal, e.g. as a clinical research report, case report, case series (prospective or retrospective), topic update, etc, or agreed alternative. The report should be prepared according to the guidelines of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine or agreed alternative. The length of the written assignment is likely to vary according to journal guidelines. There is an expectation that the article will be published as part of preparations for the student's specialty board qualification.

Oral Presentation (10%)

  • Hospital residents must complete an oral presentation within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with clinical faculty present that can be assessed as part of the Advanced Clinical Skills subject.

Hurdle requirement:

  • Minimum of 80% attendance at clinical training sessions (e.g. clinical placements, ward rounds, unit meetings and outpatient clinics, clinical consultancies).

For students undertaking a Dairy or Mackinnon Residency program:

Satisfactory completion of clinical work (20%)

  • Continual assessment by supervisors on a case-by-case basis, providing written feedback twice in each semester.

Written Assignment (60%)

  • Three written reports (maximum 500 words each) per semester (6 reports per year worth 25%)
  • Plus one of (one per year worth 35%):
    • an examinable online module in Veterinary Public Health
    • an examinable module in veterinary leadership/management or
    • a written assignment, maximum 3000 words

Oral Presentation (20%)

  • Three oral presentations (up to 60 minutes each) per year.

Hurdle requirement:

  • Minimum of 80% attendance.

Dates & times

  • February
    Principal coordinatorSebastien Bauquier
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Werribee
    Contact hoursApproximately 10 hours per week
    Total time commitment240 hours
    Teaching period 6 February 2019 to 30 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date 7 March 2019
    Census date15 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail17 May 2019
    Assessment period ends12 July 2019

    February contact information

    Sebastien Bauquier: bauquier@unimelb.edu.au
    Thierry Beths: thierry.beths@unimelb.edu.au

  • July
    CoordinatorSebastien Bauquier
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Werribee
    Contact hoursApproximately 10 hours per week
    Total time commitment240 hours
    Teaching period22 July 2019 to 1 December 2019
    Last self-enrol date16 August 2019
    Census date23 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail18 October 2019
    Assessment period ends 6 December 2019

    July contact information

    Sebastien Bauquier: bauquier@unimelb.edu.au
    Thierry Beths: thierry.beths@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

Approximately 240 hours per semester

Additional delivery details

  • This subject continues over two consecutive study periods, with students first enrolling in VETS90046 Advanced Clinical Skills 1 Part A and then subsequently enrolling in VETS90047 Advanced Clinical Skills 1 Part B, for a total enrolment of 37.5 credit points. Students will receive an overall result for the subject following completion of the two-subject sequence.
  • Information provided on this page applies to Part A and Part B of the subject (VETS90046 and VETS90047)

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Students will review case studies and scholarly journal articles with an eye toward critical analysis, and engage in discussion in small groups.

  • Subject notes

    This subject will be taken by clinical residents of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences based either at the Veterinary Hospital or at alternative clinical case teaching locations.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 14 August 2019