Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Certificates.
Completion of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, from this or another University; or
Completion of qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above; or
Completion of appropriate alternative qualifications.
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 (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Post admission requirements
Q Fever immunisation:
Students must provide evidence of being immune to Q Fever within the first teaching period of their studies. Students who are not immune to Q fever will not be permitted on-site at some facilities and consequently this may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
Select 12 credit points of specified TV or BZ level 5 subjects
BZ5501:03 Special Topic 1
TV5010:03 Animal Health
TV5020:03 Animal Production
TV5040:03 Epidemiology 1
TV5110:03 Systemic Pathology
TV5111:03 Diagnostic Pathology
TV5120:03 Advanced Microbiology and Immunology
TV5121:03 Infectious Diseases of Livestock
TV5130:03 Advances in Veterinary Parasitology
TV5131:03 Host-Parasite Relationships
TV5210:03 Animal Nutrition
TV5220:03 Animal Reproduction and Management
TV5230:03 Epidemiology 2
TV5240:03 Aquatic Pathobiology
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
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.
3 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
The discipline studied shall not appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Science, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.