Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
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.
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.
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:
TV5010:03 Animal Health
TV5040:03 Epidemiology 1
TV5110:03 General Pathology
TV5121:03 Infectious Diseases of Livestock
TV5320:03 Applied Protocol Writing
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
1 year 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
Professional accreditation 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.
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.
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 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.
Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science
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.
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.