Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Errata
Item Change Date
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Please note the following units of study have been deleted from the BVetBiol/DVM course structure, commencing in 2014:

  • CHEM1001 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
  • CHEM1002 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B

Please refer to the current Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine course structure, at this address: http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/bvetbiol-dvm/structure.shtml

19/2/2014

Sample enrolment pattern

The sample enrolment pattern follows

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Biology

Animal Structure & Function

Veterinary Sciences 1

Veterinary Sciences 2

Intensive Animal Health And Production

Intramural Small Animal Medicine & Surgery

Chemistry

Animal Genetics

Population, Health Welfare And Production

Individual Animal Health And Welfare

Large Animal Health And Production

Intramural Large Animal Medicine & Surgery

Molecular And Cellular Basis Of Animal Health And Production

Animal Nutrition

Professional Practice

Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Small Animal Medicine And Therapeutics

Extramural Small Animal Medicine & Surgery

Statistical Methods

Introductory Veterinary Pathogenesis

Animal Pathobiology

Animal Disease

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Extramural Large Animal Medicine & Surgery

Electives

Electives

Research

Research

Research

Elective Rotations

48 Credit Points

48 Credit Points

48 Credit Points

48 Credit Points

48 Credit Points

48 Credit Points

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Year 1

Year 1 has the following 48 credit point structure: a core (36 credit points), and electives (12 credit points) selected from the list below.
Core Units of Study
BIOL1001
Concepts in Biology
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1911, BIOL1991
Semester 1
Summer Main
OR
BIOL1911
Concepts in Biology (Advanced)
6    P 80+ in HSC 2-unit Biology (or equivalent) or Distinction or better in a University level Biology unit, or an ATAR of 95 or greater
N BIOL1001, BIOL1991.
Semester 1
BIOL1002
Living Systems
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1902
Semester 2
OR
BIOL1902
Living Systems (Advanced)
6    P Distinction or better in the BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 OR HSC Biology equal to 90 or greater OR an ATAR equal to 95 or greater
N BIOL1002
Semester 2
CHEM1001
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study, but students who have not undertaken an HSC chemistry course are strongly advised to complete a chemistry bridging course before lectures commence.
N CHEM1101, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
OR
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1001, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1002
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or equivalent
N CHEM1102, CHEM1108, CHEM1902, CHEM1904
Semester 2
OR
CHEM1102
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or a Distinction in CHEM1001 or equivalent
C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1002, CHEM1108, CHEM1902, CHEM1904
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ENVX1001
Introductory Statistical Methods
6    A 70 or more in HSC Mathematics
N MATH1111, MATH1011, MATH1001, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, BIOM1003, ECMT1010, BUSS1020, STAT1021, STAT1022
Semester 1
VETS1018
Animal Bioscience
6    P VETS1032 or BIOL1001 or BIOL1911
Semester 2
Electives
AGEN1001
Shaping our Landscapes
6    N AFNR1001
Semester 1
AVBS1002
Concepts of Animal Management
6    P 6 credit points of junior Biology
Semester 2
PHYS1004
Physics 1 (Environmental & Life Science)
6    A HSC Physics or PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or equivalent.
C Recommended concurrent Units of Study: (MATH1003 or MATH1903) and (MATH1005 or MATH1905).
N PHYS1003, PHYS1902


It is recommended that PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 be completed before this unit
Semester 2

Year 2

Year 2 has the following 48 credit point structure: a core (36 credit points), and electives (12 credit points) selected from the list below.
Core Units of Study
ANSC3101
Animal Nutrition 3
6    A Fundamentals of Biochemistry
P AVBS1002, (VETS1032 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901)
C AVBS2001 or MICR2024
Semester 2
ANSC3103
Animal Structure and Function A
6    A AVBS1002
P 12 credit points of junior Biology
Semester 1
ANSC3104
Animal Structure and Function B
6    A AVBS1002
P ANSC3103
Semester 2
AVBS2001
Introductory Veterinary Pathogenesis
6    A (CHEM1101 or CHEM1001) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1002)
P (BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and ANSC3103
C ANSC3104
Semester 2
VETS1032
Animal Energetics and Homeostasis
6    A HSC level chemistry and/or biology would be an advantage
Semester 1

Electives

ANSC2004
Animal Conservation Biology
6    P (BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and ( BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and GENE2001
N VETS2015
Semester 2
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P ENVX1001 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 and MATH1015
Semester 1