Handbook

VETS30016 Veterinary Bioscience: Digestive System

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


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 72
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites:

Permission of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences is required to enrol into this subject. Enrolment is limited to BSc students who have been selected into the Veterinary Bioscience specialisation of the Animal Health and Disease major, leading to articulation into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Students must have successfully completed the following subjects:

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and ONE OF the following two subjects:

Subject
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Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Corequisites:

Students must enrol in the following subjects:

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Recommended Background Knowledge:

None

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

This subject is only available to students selected into the Veterinary Bioscience specialisation and therefore pre-selected into the DVM. Refer to the Core Participation Requirements statement within the course entry for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:

https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/current/MC-DVETMED

Coordinator

Prof Simon Bailey

Contact

bais@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Using clinical cases to illustrate principles, this subject examines the structure, function and potential for dysfunction of the digestive system of the major domestic animal species. As students develop an understanding of the mechanisms of disease of this system, they will develop skills in the clinical evaluation of it and in the interpretation of relevant diagnostic procedures.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject aims to equip students with a sound understanding of the mammalian digestive system in health and disease, and to provide them with the skills necessary to undertake clinical investigation of this system.

Assessment:
  • Computer-based assessment of case study exercises (10%)
  • 1-hour test to be held during semester (20%)
  • 2-hour end-of-semester written examination (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: Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Veterinary Bioscience (specialisation of Animal Health and Disease major)

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