Handbook

VETS30017 Veterinary Bioscience: Metab & Excretion

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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Also, students must have completed a 12.5 point Level 1 Physics subject or VCE Physics Units 3/4 or equivalent,

and ONE OF the following two Biochemistry subjects:

Subject
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Credit Points:
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

Assoc Prof Jenny Charles

Contact

charlesj@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Using clinical cases to illustrate principles, this subject introduces students to the normal structure and function of the hepatobiliary system and urinary tract of the domestic animals, the disease processes that may affect these systems, and the causes and potential consequences of such disease. Students will develop skills in the clinical evaluation of the liver and urinary tract, including the selection and analysis of diagnostic tests of hepatic and renal function.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject aims to equip students with a thorough understanding of the normal structure and function of the hepatobiliary system and urinary tract of domestic animals and the disease mechanisms that can cause structural injury and/or dysfunction of these body systems. After satisfactorily completing the subject, students should be capable of recognising the clinical signs that are suggestive of dysfunction and to conduct and interpret appropriate diagnostic investigations of these systems.

Assessment:
  • 1-hour test held during semester (20%)
  • Computer-based assessment of case study exercises (10%)
  • 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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