About this course
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|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Ultrasound Abdominal|
|Year & campus||2020 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||12 months part-time|
Abdominal ultrasound is a vital tool in the investigation of disease processes in small animal veterinary medicine. The ability to obtain diagnostic images and the interpretation of these images in the context of the clinical case is considered a postgraduate skill in Veterinary Education.
The Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Ultrasound Abdominal provides training in abdominal ultrasound with an emphasis on image optimisation, description and interpretation of the findings.
On completion of the course the candidate will be competent in description and interpretation of abdominal ultrasound findings in the general practice setting.
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed;
- An entry-to-practice veterinary degree that is recognised by the University of Melbourne
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 6.5.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Ultrasound Abdominal welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course the candidate should be able to;
- Acquire diagnostic ultrasound images of the abdomen of dogs and cats
- Describe the abnormalities identified during the ultrasound examination of the abdomen
- Interpret the abnormalities identified with respect to the patient’s other clinical information
- Obtain fine needle aspirates or biopsy samples as indicated by the ultrasound examination
- Communicate their findings and interpretation orally and in the form of a written ultrasound report
Successful candidate will develop skills in problem solving, analysis and written and verbal communication.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
- reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
- be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
- examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
Leaders in communities:
- initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
- have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
- mentor future generations of learners
- engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs
Attuned to cultural diversity:
- value different cultures
- be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
- have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
- respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values
Active global citizens:
- accept social and civic responsibilities
- be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
- have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics
The Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Ultrasound Abdominal requires the completion of four compulsory subjects and a minimum of 50 case logs.
Additional Course Completion Requirements
Students are required to submit a minimum of 50 case logs through the Online Learning Portal.
The case logs are a non-assessed item and a minimum of 50 case logs must be submitted prior to the completion of the final subject in the course.
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Last updated: 21 May 2020