Professional Practice 3 (VETS3039)


This unit provides students with material to aid their understanding of financial, legal and ethical perspectives in the management of cases and scenarios typical of veterinary practice life. There is a focus upon the legislative environment through a preliminary study of the various Acts and other legislation pertaining to the practice of veterinary science.
Other perspectives such as implications for practice management are also developed through scenarios linked to clinical material presented in other units of study this semester. Classes comprise student presentations supported by talks from appropriate authorities, lectures, tutorials and small group work. The majority of learning for this unit of study is completed in groups and hence there is an additional emphasis upon the development of teamwork skills and their application to veterinary practice.

Further unit of study information


48 hrs of presentations, tutorials, small group work and self-directed learning.


intra-semester: Group presentation and written report (35%)
end of semester: 1 x examination (65%)


VETS3039 Professional Practice 3 Unit of Study Guide

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


VETS1031, VETS2008



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.