Veterinary Medicine

 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

MAVETMED-01

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time.

3 Master's type

The master’s degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course.

4 Admission to candidature

With approval from the Dean, available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria:
(a)
Admission to the degree requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, and completion of one semester of study in general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
(b)
Applicants must submit a veterinary science admission statement including relevant work experience and animal handling experience.
(c)
English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.
(d)
If some applicants are ranked equally according to the above criteria, the Faculty may further rank applicants according to the demonstration of their aptitude for the practice of veterinary medicine as assessed at an interview and make recommendations to the Dean for admission accordingly.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the table for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
(2)
To qualify for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine a candidate must complete a prescribed program of 192 credit points, and:
(3)
the prescribed extramural placements including:
(a)
4 weeks of preparatory clinical placements;
(b)
8 weeks of farm placements; and
(c)
2 days of abattoir placements.

6 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates for the degree may enrol in the units of study prescribed for Year 2 of candidature only after successful completion of Year 1.
(2)
Candidates for the degree may enrol in the units of study prescribed for Year 3 of candidature only after successful completion of Year 1 and Year 2.
(3)
Candidates for the degree may enrol in the units of study prescribed for the final year of candidature only after successful completion of Year 1, and Year 2 and Year 3.

7 Reassessment

Students enrolled in a postgraduate unit of study prescribed for Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 of candidature of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, who fail one unit of study only within a semester may be offered the opportunity for re-assessment for the failed unit of study.
(a)
The scope of the re-assessment will encompass all topics and learning outcomes within the unit of study. The methods used for re-assessment may differ from those used in the original delivery of the unit.
(b)
Re-assessment will only be offered to eligible students on the dates prescribed in the year schedule, and it is the student's responsibility to be available to attend at these times.
(c)
The maximum mark awarded for a unit of study in these circumstances will be Pass (50 - PS for units of study with Mark and Grade assessment type or SR for units of study with Grade only (Pass/Fail) assessment type).
(d)
Students who have been awarded an Absent Fail grade for a unit of study will not be eligible for re-assessment for that unit of study.

8 Award of the degree

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is awarded as a Pass degree only.