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Postgraduate Veterinary Science
JCU Inherent Requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science (75211), Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science (75207), Master of Tropical Veterinary Science (75203), Graduate Certificate of Tropical Animal Science (75111), Graduate Diploma of Tropical Animal Science (75106), Master of Tropical Animal Science (75103)
Are inherent requirements different to admissions and academic requirements?
- Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science
- Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science
- Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
- Graduate Certificate of Tropical Animal Science
- Graduate Diploma of Tropical Animal Science
- Master of Tropical Animal Science
Students with a disability or health condition
In many cases, studying with health conditions or disabilities will not impact on your studies. Many students with disabilities or other impacting circumstances that impact on their studies, have successfully completed their university studies, with and without reasonable adjustments made to their learning conditions.
Students with a disability or health condition, or other circumstances such as cultural or religious considerations, can discuss their circumstances and potential needs for reasonably adjusted learning conditions with university staff including the Course Coordinator or AccessAbility Services.
It is highly recommended that you discuss your circumstances with JCU staff as early as possible as reduced time-frames may impact significantly on the adjustments that are possible. For students with a disability or health condition, AccessAbility Services provides an experienced reference point, facilitates reasonable adjustments made, and assists students to develop the strategies to realise their capabilities. The University has no requirement to adjust for conditions that it is not aware of. Disclosure is required for any circumstances that pose a health or safety risk to yourself or others.
JCU is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments could be made to how curricula is delivered, clinical placements are conducted, and the way in which learning outcomes are achieved, demonstrated or assessed. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course, and may or may not be sufficient in themselves to assist students to meet these requirements.
Reading the Inherent Requirements Statements
Inherent requirements are divided into domains and sub-domains and contain the following information:
- Introduction to the inherent requirement
- A rationale as to why it is an inherent requirement
- Examples of things you must be able to demonstrate, or have the ability to acquire and demonstrate during the course of your degree. Please note this is not an exhaustive list.
If you are intending to enrol in any of the following postgraduate degrees, you should read this document in conjunction with the course handbook.
- Graduate Certificate of Tropical Veterinary Science (75211)
- Graduate Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Science (75207)
- Master of Tropical Veterinary Science (75203)
- Graduate Certificate of Tropical Animal Science (75111)
- Graduate Diploma of Tropical Animal Science (75106)
- Master of Tropical Animal Science (75103)
You should carefully consider the inherent requirement statements below as a guide for your learning during the course, and as a way to identify early possible challenges you may have in meeting these requirements. If you remain interested or engaged in the course, you should discuss your concerns with the College staff such as the Course Coordinator as soon as possible. If the challenges are related to your disability or health condition contact AccessAbility Services to discuss possible strategies and reasonable adjustments.
If the inherent requirements cannot be met with reasonable adjustments, University staff can provide guidance regarding other study options.
Please note reasonable adjustments must:
- 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 & 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.
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