Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Administration and Availability Information

Course Code

71510

Version

3

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English; Maths B; Chemistry; (Biological Science highly desirable)

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 7.0 with no component lower than 7.0 is required (Band 3 at JCU).

Additional selection requirements

Submit JCU internal application form by 30 September

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

AG 1 002:03   Biological Principles for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

CH 1 001:03   Chemistry: A Central Science

TV11 0 1:03   Veterinary Professional Life 1

TV 1 102:03   Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Veterinary Science and Agriculture

AG 1 003:03   Plant Biology for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

AG 1 004:03   Animal Biology for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

TV12 0 0:03   Veterinary Professional Life 2

TV 1 203:03   Physiology and Pharmacology for Veterinary Science

Level 2

TV2 0 01:12   Integrated Animal Structure and Function 1

TV 2 002:12   Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2

Level 3

TV3 0 01:12   Transitions from Health to Disease 1

TV3 0 02:12   Transitions from Health to Disease 2

Level 4

TV 4 001:12   Veterinary Clinical Sciences 1

TV 4 002:12   Veterinary Clinical Sciences 2

Level 5

TV 5 005:03   Veterinary Clinical and Professional Practice Part 1 of 4

TV5006:09   Veterinary Clinical and Professional Practice Part 2 of 4

TV5007:03   Veterinary Clinical and Professional Practice Part 3 of 4

TV5008:09   Veterinary Clinical and Professional Practice Part 4 of 4

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time, not available part-time

Maximum time to complete

7 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete all level 1 subjects before attempting any level 2 subject.

Candidates who fail a supplementary examination will be required to repeat the relevant year of study.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

18 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 17 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing may be granted only for level 1 subjects.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Not available

Eligibility

Not applicable