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Bachelor of Veterinary Science
JCU Inherent Requirements for Bachelor of Veterinary Science (71510)
- Be consistent with legislative and regulatory requirements, and not compromise codes, guidelines and policies
- Not result in unethical or unprofessional behaviour
- Meet the necessary standards of timeliness, accuracy and functional effectiveness to ensure that self and patient care, treatment or safety is not compromised
- Address the need to perform the full range of tasks involved in clinical practice, including undertaking learning activities in mixed gender environments, which reflect the Australian context, and
- Ensure that performance is consistent and sustained over a given period.
Compliance with Australian Law and professional regulations.
Knowledge, understanding, and compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements are necessary in order to reduce the risk of harm to self and others, including animals, in an academic, clinical and professional settings. Compliance with these professional regulations and the Australian Law ensures students are both responsible and accountable for their practice.
Ethical and professional behaviour
Ethical and professional behaviour in academic, clinical and professional environments, which include farms and industry facilities.
Compliance with standards, codes, guidelines and policies that facilitate safe, competent interactions and relationships for students, people and the animals they engage with, in the many environments of the veterinary profession, is required for the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of all.
Compliance with current scope of practice, work health and safety, infection control and appropriate responses to clinical and equipment alarm systems sufficient to meet patients, animals, owners and others’ care needs.
Compliance with current scope of practice, workplace health and safety, infection control and bio-safety considerations and effective and timely response to alarm systems are required to provide safe environments for students, staff, animals and others.
Knowledge and cognitive skills
Knowledge acquisition, utilisation and retention spanning and drawing together all coursework subjects. Cognitive skills for focus, memory, attention to detail, theoretical deliberation, and practical functioning sufficient to meet professional and health care.
Understanding and retention of coursework information and the effective processing of this information is required for appropriate, safe and effective delivery of health care needs.
Awareness of own thinking, and skills to reflect, evaluate, adapt and implement new cognitive strategies for improved learning, health care and professional practice.
Understanding and ongoing learning about oneself as an instrument in health care is required for safe and effective health care and veterinary services.
English literacy skills that allow the creation and interpretation of clear meaning for patient care through a range of symbols and English language text.
Information can be delivered by many different modes and competent literacy skills are essential to provide appropriate, safe and effective delivery of health care and professional practice.
Accurate processing and reasoning with numbers and numerical concepts for health care and professional practice decisions.
Competent reasoning and reliable accuracy with numerical concepts are essential for safe and effective health care and professional practice.
Verbal communication in English to a standard that allows fluid, clear, and comprehensible two-way discussions for health care and professional practice, tailored to the local English-speaking audiences.
Effective verbal communication, in English, with clients, academic, professional, clinical staff and peers is required for effective learning and to provide safe and effective delivery of health care and professional practice.
Non-verbal communication skills that enable respectful communication with others to meet health care and professional practice.
The ability to recognise, interpret and respond to non-verbal cues, to communicate with congruent and respectful non-verbal behaviour, and to be sensitive to individual and/or cultural variations in non-verbal communication is essential for safe and effective practice.
Ability to produce English text to a standard that provides clear and professional-level communication for patient care, with language usage and style tailored to the targeted recipients.
Effective communication in English text is required to demonstrate applied skills in academic writing conventions and in sustained and organised academic argument and provide safe and effective delivery of health care and professional practice.
Ability to interact with visual inputs sufficiently to manage learning environments and to meet health care and professional practice.
Elements in the working and teaching environment are delivered by visual means, and the ability to learn from or respond to these inputs is required to provide safe and effective professional practice.
Ability to interact with auditory inputs sufficiently to manage learning environments and to meet patient care needs.
Elements in the learning and working environments are delivered by auditory means, and the ability to learn from or respond to these inputs is required to provide safe and effective practice.
Ability to respond to tactile input and provide tactile interaction sufficient to meet health care and professional practice.
Elements in the working environment are detected and measured by tactile means, and the ability to learn from or respond to these inputs is required to provide safe and effective practice.
Gross motor ability
Strength, range of motion, coordination and mobility sufficient to meet health care and professional practice.
A wide range of physical actions in a time-constrained environment is required to provide safe and effective practice. This will include working in farms, stock yards and industry facilities.
Fine motor ability
Manual dexterity and fine motor skills sufficient to meet health care and professional practice.
A wide range of fine-motor manual tasks in a time-constrained environment are required to provide safe and effective health care and professional practice as well as perform accurate tactile diagnostics.
Sustained physical, cognitive and psychosocial performance sufficient to provide safe and complete heath care in a time-constrained environment.
A range of complex, multi-component or extended patient care tasks carried out over a period of time and in a time-constrained environments is required to provide safe and effective health care and professional practice.
Behaviour that adapts to changing situations sufficiently to maintain safe and complete health care, and instigates self-care consistent with professional expectations.
Behavioural adaptation is required to manage personal emotional responses as an individual and within teams in changing and unpredictable environments, including emergency situations and times of human and animal distress. Students will also be required to adapt their behaviour appropriately during times of additional stressors in their own lives, whether this adaptation involves ways of continuing to engage with their role or withdrawing for self-care for a period.
Inherent requirements statements index
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- Bachelor of Advanced Science
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