The purpose of this module is to give students additional exposure in a practice area of interest. The aim is to provide the graduate with theoretical and practical exposure to strengthen Day 1 competencies in those components of veterinary science needed for him/her to enter the particular career path with confidence. Community-based practical learning takes place off-site to enable students to apply theory and develop clinical and life skills. The scope of the module is expansion, integration and practical application of knowledge established through the core component of the BVSc programme. Students will complete one of the following six practice areas: Small Animal and Exotic Practice, Rural and Wildlife Practice, Veterinary Public Health and State Veterinary Practice, Equine Practice, Intensive Animal Production Practice, and Veterinary Research Career.
VEP 520. Final year academic level and admission to relevant programme.
40 hours per week over 5 weeks, Yes
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Production Animal Studies
Period of presentation
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