Veterinary Professional Practice 2 (VETS90139)
Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)
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Veterinary Professional Practice 2, along with its pre-requisite Veterinary Professional Practice 1, centres on continual development of the skills and competencies required for veterinary employability. Students will integrate aspects of anatomy, clinical skills and diagnostic imaging to enable understanding and implementation of the diagnostic process and treatment procedures. Students will also gain and apply an understanding of the essential employability attributes, including developing effective relationships, enhancing procedural and client communication skills, considering financial, ethical and legal aspects of practice, and curating psychological resources, including leveraging self-strengths and self-care strategies. Students will learn about relationship-centred care and will use ethical frameworks to analyse and address professional ethical challenges. Upon completion of this subject, students will be prepared for their transition into work-integrated curricular experiences in the profession (clinical intra- and extra-mural placements).
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate the psychomotor and professional skills required for entry to a clinical teaching environment in order to safely participate in intra- and extramural clinical experiences
- Work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and combine regional and systemic anatomical knowledge with clinical skills in order to apply these to diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic procedures in animals
- Develop psychological resources to understand personal strengths, and to develop and sustain self-care strategies that grow resilience and optimise well-being
- Employ relationship-centered, adaptive and professional communication skills to manage a consultation, including offering a range of management options and a recommendation that takes into account animal welfare and financial considerations
- Operate within legal and professional codes for the treatment of common and important clinical and professional problems
On completion this subject, students should have:
- Enhanced ability to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting, and to trouble-shoot technical difficulties
- Experience in observation, interpretation of complex data, problem-solving, time management, record-keeping and communication in both written and verbal formats
- Be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- Have enhanced analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- The ability to deal with integrity and honesty with professional colleagues and clients
- The capacity to demonstrate empathy and concern for animals and people
- A deeper understanding of the vocational aspects of veterinary science
- A heightened awareness of the veterinarian’s role in society, and the capacity to be a leader
Last updated: 23 November 2022