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Veterinary Clinical Skills (VETS40017)

Undergraduate level 4Points: 50On Campus (Werribee)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 4
Subject codeVETS40017
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is only available to incoming exchange students.

It is not available for students enrolled in an award program at the University of Melbourne.

The subject consists of blocks of practical work in clinical disciplines selected by the student and approved by the subject coordinator. This may be undertaken in the Veterinary Hospital, specialised academic units, research laboratories or approved practices.

Intended learning outcomes

The subject enables students to spend extra time in areas of particular interest to them. Thus they could spend time in a specific practice (such as agricultural animal, equine, small animal) or a specific discipline (such as diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, small animal surgery, equine medicine and surgery, neurology) subject to availability of suitable places.

Generic skills

Students completing this subject should have acquired the following:

  • Cognitive, analytic and problem solving skills, involving independent thought, rational enquiry and self-directed learning
  • Respect for intellectual integrity and professional ethics
  • Professional and technical skills
  • Writing skills and the use of advanced communication technologies
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Community and leadership skills including facility in public speaking and presentation
  • People management, the ability to participate effectively in collaborative learning, interpersonal relationships and grief counselling
  • Finance and business management skills

Last updated: 25 April 2019