Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) [Embedded]

Administration and Availability Information

Year

2015

Course code

71510

Version

5

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 8)

Professional Accreditation Status

This course is accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC). Graduates are eligible to practice as Veterinarians in Australia, New Zealand and UK.

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Current enrolment in level 3 of the James Cook University Bachelor of Veterinary Science pass degree, with an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Veterinary Science Honours is to be taken

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3c Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS (academic module) minimum score of 7.0 in all components within 2 years prior to applying for registration upon Graduation.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students will 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:

Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

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.

Honours:

The Honours degree is available only to students admitted to the Bachelor of Veterinary Science at this university.

A student may be invited by the College Dean to undertake the Honours degree if the student has achieved of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) in levels 2 and 3 of their bachelor degree, with credits or better in discipline-specific areas.

Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean.

Quota restrictions on the number of honours places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College Dean.

Submit JCU internal written application form by 30 September

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion, graduates of the course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional behaviours and professional practices in the discipline of veterinary science, including graduate competencies required by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

  • Integrate broad and coherent knowledge of the veterinary legislative environment, and ethical codes set out by the RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct and the Australian Veterinary Association Code of Professional Conduct

  • Critically reflect on stakeholder perspectives, cultural values and national and or international considerations relating to ethical and sustainable animal production systems

  • Diagnose the health status of individual animals and populations and, where necessary, formulate, communicate, implement and monitor treatment and management plans, in consultation with clients, carers, animal owners and/or communities

  • Promote and optimise the health and welfare of individual people and animals and/or populations, through application of the principles of epidemiology, zoonosis and public health

  • Retrieve, critically evaluate, and apply evidence in the performance of health-related activities, including accurate and sensitive use of quantitative and qualitative information

  • Deliver safe and effective collaborative health care by working effectively in teams and exercising well-developed judgment when seeking professional advice and assistance in a range of clinical situations

  • Identify problems related to public health and animal health and disease, and formulate solutions that are applicable and sustainable in tropical and/or rural environments

  • Communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge, ideas and findings through well-developed English language proficiency

  • Adapt knowledge and skills to provide specialist advice and functions in a range of workplace contexts, adhering to the principles of the organisation and organisational systems, professional ethics, and occupational health and safety regulations

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development with responsibility and accountability to manage career and work life effectively.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

AG1007:03 Introductory Plants and Animals for Veterinary Science

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

TV1101:03 Veterinary Professional Life 1

TV1002:06 Veterinary Professional Life 2

TV1003:06 Structure and Function

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

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

TV5101:12 Veterinary Science Honours Part 1 of 2 AND TV5102:12 Veterinary Science Honours Part 2 of 2

OR

TV5103:06 Veterinary Science Honours Part 1 of 4 AND TV5104:06 Veterinary Science Honours Part 2 of 4 AND

TV5105:06 Veterinary Science Honours Part 3 of 4 AND TV5106:06 Veterinary Science Honours Part 4 of 4

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.

Students 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 Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue 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

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

Award title

BACHELOR OF VETERINARY SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BVSc(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Administrative Information

AHEGS Course Description

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) is an undergraduate degree consisting of 120 credit points, taught in English, which normally takes five years of full-time study. Admission to the pass degree is usually based on secondary and/or tertiary academic results, with eligibility for honours determined by academic results during the early years of the course. 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. In their fourth year, students complete a research thesis in a chosen area of specialisation. The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Course Details

CIMS ONLY

Effective date

1/01/2015

Course level

Undergraduate

Course type

Coursework

SMS Full title

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

SMS Short title

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

SMS Abbreviated title

BVSc

User field - majors on testamur

n/a – this course does not have majors

User field – AQF level

8

Category type

BAC

Honours flag

Maybe Honours

Honours type

Embedded

Award level type

Honours Award

Overload allowed per TP

3 credit points

Maximum annual value

30 credit points

FOE code

061101

CRICOS code

063658C

COS code

1018300000

Special course code

25 – Veterinary – Provisional Registration

Alternate course code

BVSB

Mode combinations

STD/INT/FT/CS, STD/INT/FT/IF

Self-management

Enrol: Yes

Withdraw: Yes

Selections: Yes

Location: Yes

Attendance: Yes

Apply: No

Administration Details

Owner

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Y ear 2 s ubject co-ordinator

Dr Haleagrahara Nagaraja - haleagrahara.nagaraja@jcu.edu.au

Course c oordinator

Dr Prisca Noble – prisca.noble@jcu.edu.au

QTAC Codes

COURSE

CAMPUS

QTAC

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Townsville

317051

Availability Information

Townsville

SP

CRICOS

Self
Mgt

ENR

Self
Mgt

WD

Self
Mgt

SEL

Self
Mgt

LOC

Self
Mgt

ATT

Self
Mgt

ATT

Self
Mgt

APP

Mode
Combs

Available
to

Students

AP1

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

STD/INT/FT/CS

Y

AP4

063658C

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

STD/INT/FT/IF

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

4-11 – V5

12/2011

Q Fever vaccination requirements

01/2012

1-12 – V6

06/2012

Structure, IELTS

01/2013

2-12 – V7

09/2012

Maybe Honours, Post Admission Requirements, Structure, Award Details, AHEGS

01/2013

3-12 – V8

10/2012

Amend Structure

01/2013

1-14

CIMS – 01/2014

Adding CLOs

01/2014

2-14 – V1

CIMS – 08/2014

Separated into 2 docs (for Pass & Hons)

01/2015

3-14 – V2

CIMS

EC via exec appr - 11/2014

Org re-structure, Ver

Prof Accred Status, IELTS, AQF level, AHEGS, correction to structure

01/2015