Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
Information valid for students commencing in 2015.
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science; or
Completion of qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
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
36 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
Tropical veterinary science has become an area of global importance as world trade continues to expand and the challenge of future research is to develop better diagnosis, treatment and control methods for tropical diseases of all livestock species.
Tropical veterinary science covers the field of animal health, welfare, and production with the aim of improving health and productivity of livestock, and better utilisation of animal resources, including wildlife in tropical, subtropical and similar agro-ecological environments.
Graduates of the Master of Tropical Veterinary Science will be able to:
TV5010:03 Animal Health
TV5040:03 Epidemiology 1
TV5110:03 General Pathology
TV5121:03 Infectious Diseases of Livestock
TV5320:03 Applied Protocol Writing
TV5311:12 Research and Dissertation
Select 9 credit points of specified subjects from the following Options List:
TV5111:03 Applied Pathology
TV5120:03 Advanced Microbiology and Immunology
TV5130:03 Advances in Veterinary Parasitology
TV5210:03 Animal Nutrition
TV5220:03 Animal Reproduction and Management
TV5230:03 Epidemiology 2
TV5240:03 Aquatic Pathobiology
MI5000:03 Biomedical Epidemiology
MI5071:03 Tropical Microbial Molecular Analysis and Epidemiology
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
18 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
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
24 credit points from the JCU Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science may be granted as advanced standing; or
12 credit points for other studies.
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 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors.
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of relevant subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science. Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 24 credit points of relevant subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science.