Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science

Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science

Course code

75207

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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.

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

Credit points

24 credit points

Course learning outcomes

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 Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science will be able to:

  • Apply and adapt advanced and integrated knowledge, including an understanding of recent developments, in the area of Tropical Veterinary Science and related professional competencies, behaviours and ethical frameworks

  • Apply an integrated understanding of tropical veterinary medicine and its application to improve human health and quality of life by means of increased and safe food production in tropical regions

  • Analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in new situations or contexts with creativity and independence

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability for their own future professional development through selection and integration of available subjects in tropical veterinary medicine

  • Interpret and justify theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences through high level written and oral communication and numeracy skills.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TV5010:03 Animal Health

TV5040:03 Epidemiology 1

TV5110:03 General Pathology

TV5121:03 Infectious Diseases of Livestock

TV5320:03 Applied Protocol Writing

Options

Select 9 credit points from the following list of subjects:

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

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points from the JCU Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science may be granted as advanced standing; or

6 credit points for other studies.

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 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science

Approved abbreviation

GDipTropVSc

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of relevant subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science.

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Tropical Veterinary Science, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.