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VETS30015 Veterinary Bioscience: Cells to Systems

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 72
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites:

Students must have successfully completed the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject:

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and ONE OF the following two subjects

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Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Corequisites:

Bachelor of Science students studying the Veterinary Bioscience specialisation must enrol in the following subjects:

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Bachelor of Science students studying the Animal Disease Biotechnology specialisation must enrol in the following subject:

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Recommended Background Knowledge:

None

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Elizabeth Washington

Contact

eawash@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This capstone subject takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation of health and disease in domestic animals. Students will be introduced to the structural and functional organisational units of the body and to the fundamental principles of veterinary anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, general pathology and immunology. Students will gain a theoretical knowledge and practical laboratory skills that are fundamental to an appraisal of the health of domestic animals.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject aims to provide a road map of key concepts within the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, general pathology and immunology that will equip students embarking on systems based integrated and applied studies in animal health.

Assessment:
  • Continuous within-class assessment of the practical component throughout semester (5%)
  • 1-hour mid-semester test (25%)
  • 2-hour end-of-semester written exam (70%)
Prescribed Texts:

None

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Animal Disease Biotechnology (specialisation of Animal Health and Disease major)
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Veterinary Bioscience (specialisation of Animal Health and Disease major)

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