Veterinary & Medical Sciences

Courses and Study Study areas Veterinary & Medical Sciences

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Veterinary and Medical Science students at JCU benefit from our extensive research expertise in tropical animal and veterinary science.

Facilities on the Townsville campus for veterinary science students include teaching laboratories, a range of livestock in paddocks and yards, small animal pens and access to JCU’s own cattle station at nearby Charters Towers, Fletcherview.

Students gain the skills to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases in pets, livestock, aquatic species and native fauna. In their final year, students undergo clinical placements in a range of settings across northern Queensland at JCU facilities in Townsville, the Atherton Tableland and Mackay, as well as local veterinary hospitals and practices and in government agencies.

Undergraduate

CourseDurationMode
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science 4 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Veterinary Science 5 years full-timeOn campus
Diploma of Higher Education in General Studies 1 year full-timeOn campus
Diploma of Higher Education in Health 1 year full-timeOn campus

Postgraduate

CourseDurationMode
Doctor of Health Professional Education [Research] 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Doctor of Medical Education [Research] 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Doctor of Philosophy (Health) 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Doctor of Philosophy (Medical and Molecular Sciences) 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Doctor of Public Health [Research] 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval 6 months full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion 6 months full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Certificate of Public Health 6 months full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine] 6 months full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine 6 months full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Certificate of Tropical Animal Science 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine] 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Tropical Animal Science 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 1 year full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science 1 year full-timeOn campus
Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health 1.5 years full-timeOff campus
Master of Philosophy (Health) 2 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Master of Philosophy (Medical and Molecular Sciences) 2 years full timeOn campus
Master of Public Health 1.5 years full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1.5 years full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration 2 years full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Master of Tropical Animal Science 1.5 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Tropical Veterinary Science 1.5 years full-timeOn campus