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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science
PGDipVSc

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, or equivalent.

2. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Medicine) requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science or a veterinary degree considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent to the Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

3. Notwithstanding the requirements of regulation 2(b), with the permission of the Academic Board or its delegate, candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science who have achieved at least a B in either 118.785 or 118.786 may be permitted to transfer to the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Medicine).

Qualification Requirements

4. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, including:

(a) the requirements for an established endorsement as specified in the Schedule to the Qualification, or a programme of study approved by Academic Board under regulation 5;

(b) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

5. Academic Board may approve a programme of study and award the diploma with an endorsement identifying the veterinary field in which the candidate undertook study for the diploma.

6. Established endorsements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science are Veterinary Epidemiology, Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Public Health.

7. The requirements for each established endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

Student Progression

8. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

12. All candidates commencing study towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science on or after 1 January 2019 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provision specified in Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who commenced study towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science in either Veterinary Epidemiology or Veterinary Public Health prior to January 2019 and have completed at least 45 credits may be permitted variation in excess of the stated limits.

14. These transition arrangements expire in December 2021.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science

Established Endorsements

Veterinary Epidemiology (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

118.705 Decision Making with Animal Health Data 15 credits R 118.722, 118.718
118.706 Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 15 credits P 118.716 R 118.816, 118.821
118.708 Current Topics in Epidemiological Methods and Data Analysis 15 credits P 118.785, 118.716 R 118.717, 118.721
118.716 Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 30 credits R 118.721 and 195.721
118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815
118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits P 118.785 R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815
118.854 Advanced Topics in Epidemiologic Data Analysis 15 credits P 118.716, 118.785 R 118.816, 118.817, 118.821

Veterinary Medicine (120 credits)

At least 90 credits from

118.751 Canine and Feline Gastroenterology 15 credits R 195.751
118.752 Canine and Feline Endocrinology 15 credits R 195.752
118.753 Canine and Feline Oncology 15 credits R 195.753
118.754 Diagnostic Imaging for Small Animal Veterinarians 15 credits R 195.754
118.755 Clinical Pathology in Small Animal Practice 15 credits R 195.755
118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology 15 credits R 195.756
118.757 Cardiorespiratory Medicine for Small Animal Veterinarians 15 credits R 195.757
118.758 Avian Medicine 15 credits R 195.758
118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice 15 credits R 195.759
118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine 15 credits  
118.762 Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians 15 credits  
118.763 Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery 15 credits  
118.764 Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery 15 credits  
118.771 Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians 15 credits R 151.705, 117.761
118.772 Calf Medicine, Health and Management 15 credits  
118.775 Advanced Mastitis Management for the Production Animal Veterinarian 15 credits  
118.776 Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians 15 credits  
118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 15 credits R 117.767
118.778 Advanced Studies in Equine Lameness for Veterinarians 15 credits  
118.779 Advanced Studies in Equine Diagnostic Imaging 15 credits  
118.780 Equine Gastroenterology 15 credits  
118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

Plus up to 30 credits from 117, 118 and/or 194 course prefix series.

Veterinary Public Health (120 credits)

105 credits from

118.716 Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 30 credits R 118.721 and 195.721
118.726 Veterinary Public Health 60 credits R 116.726
118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

Plus at least 15 credits from

118.705 Decision Making with Animal Health Data 15 credits R 118.722, 118.718
118.706 Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 15 credits P 118.716 R 118.816, 118.821
118.708 Current Topics in Epidemiological Methods and Data Analysis 15 credits P 118.785, 118.716 R 118.717, 118.721
118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits P 118.785 R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815
118.854 Advanced Topics in Epidemiologic Data Analysis 15 credits P 118.716, 118.785 R 118.816, 118.817, 118.821

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