118712

Advanced Studies in Veterinary Practice I

An advanced course in a specified discipline of veterinary practice that includes supervised investigation, diagnosis and management of cases within the discipline. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of principles and practice in the relevant discipline, including the ability to make evidence-based clinical decisions.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

118712

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subject

Veterinary Science

Course planning information

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Make appropriate clinical judgements for cases in their selected discipline.
  • 2 Perform appropriate technical procedures to a high standard, on cases in their selected discipline.
  • 3 Clearly communicate complex clinical information, case management and diagnostic strategies (as appropriate) to primary care and discipline specialist veterinarians, to clients and to their peers.
  • 4 Concisely and accurately report case information, using discipline-specific terminology and conventions, to a standard sufficient to satisfy specialist requirements and, where relevant, to be published in the clinical scientific literature.
  • 5 Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in the selected discipline.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Practical/Placement 1 2 3 4 5 50%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 5 50%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.