Honours Program - Veterinary Bioscience

Year and Campus: 2017


Dr Ken Snibson

Email: ksnibson@unimelb.edu.au


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Honours in Veterinary Bioscience is a one-year program designed to extend students' knowledge and skills through a supervised research project together with advanced coursework in veterinary bioscience.

Admission requirements

In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) or the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisite.

Learning Outcomes:

The objectives of the Honours program in Veterinary Bioscience include providing students with opportunities to

  • Conduct research in veterinary bioscience (current research areas include Animal production, performance and welfare;Infectious diseases, public health and biosecurity;Cell biology and morphology; Animal biotechnology)
  • The ability to disseminate scientific and industry information
  • Skills to effectively analyse, and scientifically evaluate veterinary bioscience problems and reach appropriate solutions
  • Effective communication skills in a variety of media;An understanding of the research methodologies necessary to design and interpret experiments
  • A commitment to the highest standards of academic and intellectual integrity befitting their professional standing
Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must complete 75 points of research.

Students must complete 25 points of coursework.

Subject Options:

Research component

Students enrol in a total of 75 points of research project across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in a combination of the following subjects in appropriate semesters to achieve a total 75 credit points.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Coursework component

Students must complete the following core subject

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Selective Option

Students need to enrol into one of the following subjects (as directed by the student's research project supervisor). Students must seek approval from the research project supervisor prior to enrolling in the subject.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Links to further information: http://fvas.unimelb.edu.au/study/courses/honours-in-veterinary-bioscience/overview

The research project component of the Honours program in Veterinary Bioscience can be undertaken at either the Parkville or Werribee campuses. The coursework component is generally undertaken at the Parkville campus but some seminars can also be delivered at the Werribee campus.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

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