- Townsville: February
1.5 years full-time
or part-time equivalent
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in Veterinary Science; or equivalent
Apply your theoretical knowledge and skills gained in the Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Science to a relevant research project in the field of tropical veterinary science.
Learn advanced methods of utilising animal resources in tropical, subtropical, and similar agro-ecological environments. Focus on the health and productivity of livestock and gain advanced knowledge in veterinary public health, epidemiology, pathology, and infectious diseases of livestock.
Design, plan and ethically execute a research project related to tropical veterinary science. Gain skills in analysing and synthesising complex problems, concepts and theories with creativity and independence. Present your findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences through high-level written and oral communication.
Undertake your studies in tropical north Queensland for an immersive learning experience.
The course is particularly suited to veterinarians working in academia, government veterinary services, herd health and aquaculture or who have a general interest in tropical veterinary medicine or a research career.
A Master of Tropical Veterinary Science gives veterinarians the opportunity to upskill and increase their knowledge in tropical veterinary diseases and their diagnosis, prevention and control.
Graduates can use this degree for entry into PhD studies and to equip them for a research or academic career.
You will have the skills to advance your career within the veterinary profession or to better equip yourself to practice in tropical environments. The course is particularly suited to veterinarians working in academia, government veterinary services, herd health and aquaculture, or who have a general interest in tropical veterinary medicine or a research career.
You could also gain entry into PhD studies for a career in research or academics.
Consult the handbook for requirements and further information.
Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in veterinary science; or 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 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.
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
36 credit points
Course learning outcomes
Tropical veterinary science has become an area of global importance as world trade continues to expand and the challenge of future research is to develop better diagnosis, treatment and control methods for tropical diseases of all livestock species.
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 Master of Tropical Veterinary Science will be able to:
|Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.|
|Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.|
TV5010:03 Veterinary Public Health
TV5040:03 Introductory Epidemiology
TV5110:03 General Pathology
TV5121:03 Infectious Diseases of Livestock
TV5320:03 Applied Protocol Writing
TV5311:12 Research and Dissertation
Select 9 credit points of specified subjects from the following List:
MI5000:03 Clinical Epidemiology
MI5071:03 Molecular Analysis of Tropical Microbes
TM5600:03 Introduction to One Health
TV5111:03 Applied Pathology
TV5120:03 Advanced Microbiology and Immunology
TV5130:03 Animal Parasitology
TV5131:03 Pathogenesis and Diagnosis of Animal Parasitic Disease
TV5210:03 Animal Nutrition
TV5220:03 Animal Reproduction and Management
TV5230:03 Advanced Epidemiology
TV5240:03 Aquaculture Health
TV5420:03 Animal Welfare
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
24 credit points from the JCU Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science may be granted as credit; or
12 credit points for other studies.
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
MASTER OF TROPICAL VETERINARY SCIENCE
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors.
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of relevant subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science. Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 24 credit points of relevant subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Phu Mo Mo
Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
Being from a tropical country, JCU met all of my criteria when searching for a university. The best part of my study was the support and inspiration I got from the lecturers. I gained insights into diseases and major animal health problems present in tropical regions and had valuable hands-on practical experience.
Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
I chose the MTVS program at JCU because I was interested in a well-rounded program that gave me the opportunity to experience regional Australia, but without compromising on access to modern facilities and quality of education.
Professor Bruce Gummow
Tropical Veterinary Science
JCU Tropical Veterinary Science provides veterinarians a unique real-life experience that cannot be simulated in other places in the world, equipping them to be the world’s future disease detectives and to stand in the gap between humans and animals.