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Applications in Animal Health 2 Part A (VETS90068)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90068
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to principles of animal health and production in the context of specific animal production industries.
During placement in animal production industry, animal welfare and zoo settings, students acquire skills in animal handling and observe and participate in a range of animal management practices. Integrating knowledge and understanding derived from every subject in their course, students evaluate issues relating to animal health, welfare and production and conduct critical analysis of data provided to them. Successful completion of this subject will be based on participation in the requisite number of approved placements and submission of written reports.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in handling and appropriate restraint of common domesticated animal species
  • Describe management systems appropriate for the care and well being of animals commonly farmed in Australian animal production industries
  • Evaluate the productivity of animal production systems
  • Critically appraise welfare implications of animal management practices

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject students should:

  • Be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
  • Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse settings
  • Be able to seek solutions to problems through the application of knowledge, the ability to initiate and integrate new ideas, an appreciation of the broad picture of science, and an understanding of the importance and application of scientific method
  • Be able to deal with integrity and honesty with colleagues, general public and clients
  • Demonstrate empathy and concern for animals and people
  • Possess an understanding of both scientific and vocational aspects of veterinary science

Last updated: 20 August 2019