Master of Veterinary Public Health

Veterinary Public Health covers scientific disciplines relevant to the prevention of animal disease outbreaks and the management of animal health, including: veterinary epidemiology, biostatistics, hazards to human and animal health, animal health economics, animal health policy development, data management, data analysis.

International students

This program is not available to international students studying in Australia with a student visa. The program is available to international offshore students studying in their home country. Intending international on-campus applicants with an interest in Veterinary Public Health should apply for the Veterinary Studies program without a major. These applicants will be advised on selection of appropriate units of study.

Course rules

 

Graduate Certificate of Veterinary Public Health

Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Public Health

Master of Veterinary Public Health


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 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GCVETPHE-01 Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health
GNVETPHE-01 Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health
MAVETPHE-01 Master of Veterinary Public Health

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is part time only.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health
(c)
the Master of Veterinary Public Health
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree or higher award from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, in veterinary science, animal science or a science degree with a focus on animal health, production or welfare.
(b)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree or higher award from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, in veterinary science, animal science, or a science degree with a focus on animal health, production or welfare;or
(b)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate certificate in this discipline from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Veterinary Public Health requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree or higher award such as a master's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, in veterinary science, animal science, or a science degree with a focus on animal health, production or welfare; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate certificate in this discipline from the University of Sydney with a WAM of at least 70, or equivalent qualification; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate diploma in this discipline from the University of Sydney with a WAM of at least 70 in the first 24 credit points completed, or equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the Postgraduate units of study table.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health a candidate must complete 24 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health a candidate must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
27 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
9 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Veterinary Public Health a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
27 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
6 or 12 credit points of Research units of study; and
(c)
a minimum of 9 credit points of elective units of study.

7 Progression rules

Except with permission of the Dean, candidates for the Master of Veterinary Public Health must obtain a minimum WAM of 70 in the first 24 credit points completed in order to proceed to the Research units of study. Candidates who fail to achieve the required WAM will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health.

8 Cross-institutional study

Candidates may be allowed to enrol in units of study from the Master of Science in Food Safety at the Michigan State University and receive credit towards the elective units of study requirements for the course.

9 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.