About this course
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- a degree in Veterinary Science, or an equivalent qualification from a Veterinary School listed in the World Health Organisation Directory of Veterinary Schools, and at least 2 years of documented relevant work experience in the diagnosis and control of animal diseases; or
- an undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific field (such as agriculture or biology), with a demonstrated appropriate background in Master of Veterinary Public Health core curriculum areas including veterinary anatomy, physiology, pathology and microbiology, and at least 4 years of documented relevant work experience in the diagnosis and control of animal disease (for example, as a government employed Animal Health Officer).
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the professional experience.
3. 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.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
(a) Up to 25 credit points of advanced standing may be given to applicants who have either:
- an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and a minimum of two years (veterinary graduate) or four years (other graduate) of documented animal health related work experience; or
- a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline.
(b) Students enrolled in the University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) may be permitted to enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Veterinary Public Health after the completion of the second year of the DVM and may receive up to 25 points of advanced standing. This pathway is not available to students who have already completed the DVM.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Last updated: 29 January 2022