Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Administration and Availability Information

Year

2011

Course Code

71510

Version

3

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

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

Special admission requirements

Nil

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 University Requirements for Undergraduate Coursework Awards.

Post admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

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

AG1002:03 Biological Principles for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

TV1101:03 Veterinary Professional Life 1

TV1102:03 Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Veterinary Science and Agriculture

AG1003:03 Plant Biology for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

AG1004:03 Animal Biology for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

TV1200:03 Veterinary Professional Life 2

TV1203:03 Physiology and Pharmacology for Veterinary Science

Level 2

TV2001:12 Integrated Animal Structure and Function 1

TV2002:12 Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2

Level 3

TV3001:12 Transitions from Health to Disease 1

TV3002:12 Transitions from Health to Disease 2

Level 4

TV4001:12 Veterinary Clinical Sciences 1

TV4002:12 Veterinary Clinical Sciences 2

Level 5

TV5005:03 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 University Requirements for Undergraduate Coursework Awards

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to C ontinue 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

Administrative Information

AHEGS Course Description

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science is an undergraduate degree consisting of 120 credit points, taught in English, which normally takes five years of full-time study. Admission is usually based on secondary and/or tertiary academic results. The course has a special focus on tropical and rural practice including tropical animal production. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in a wide range of animals including companion animals, farm animals, aquatic species, and native fauna. In addition to their academic studies, students undertake clinical and professional training in a series of clinical rotations through veterinary hospitals, practices, laboratories and government agencies.

Course Details

Effective date

1/01/2011

Discontinuation date

Stage

AC

Course level

Undergraduate

Course type

Coursework

Abbreviated title

BVSc

Category type

BAC

Honours

No

Allowable max credit

30

FOE code

061101

COS code

1018300000

Alternate course code

BVSB

Liabilities

AP CS ES IF OP

Mode Combination 1

STD/INT/FT

Mode Combination 2

Self management

Enrol: Yes

Withdraw: Yes

Selections: Yes

Location: Yes

Attendance: Yes

Administration Details

Owner

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Joint Admin

Coordinator

Contact

QTAC Codes

MAJOR (if applicable)

CAMPUS

QTAC

No majors

Townsville

317051

Availability Information


Campus


SPK


Avail


CRICOS

Self
Mgt
ENR

Self
Mgt
WD

Self
Mgt
SEL

Self
Mgt
LOC

Self
Mgt
ATT

Mode
Comb
1

Mode
Comb
2


Liabilities

Available
to
Students

Continuing
Availability

TSV

AP1

1

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

STD/INT/FT

CS ES

Y

Y

TSV

SP1

2

063658C

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

STD/INT/FT

IF

Y

Y

TSV

SP3

2

063658C

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

STD/INT/FT

IF

Y

Y

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009

1-11

01/2011

Award Requirements (AQF), Expiry of Advanced Standing; AHEGS Course Description

01/2011

2-11

06/2011

Availabilities

01/2011

3-11

07/2011

Correction to admission requirements

07/2011