Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Course Structure

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):

Year 1 Core Units
Unit of Study Credit Points Description (A: Assumed Knowledge, P: Prerequisite, C: Corequisites, N: Prohibition) Session
BIOL1001
Concepts in Biology
6cp  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
BIOL1911 Concepts of Biology (Advanced) 6cp 

Department permission required for enrolment
P: 80+ in HSC 2-uni 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
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6cp A: HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
C: Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N: CHEM1001, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6cp  Department permission required for enrolment
C:Recommended concurrent unit of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics P: ATAR of at least 95 and HSC Chemistry result in band 5 or 6, or by invitation.
Prohibitions: CHEM1001, CHEM1101, CHEM1109, CHEM1903
Semester 1
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6cp C Prohibitions: ENVX1001 Semester 1
BIOL1002
Living Systems
6cp 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
BIOL1902 Living Systems (Advanced) 6cp Department permission required for enrolment
P: Distinction or better in BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 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
CHEM1102
Chemistry 1B
6cp 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 2
CHEM1902
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6cp

Department permission required for enrolment
C: Recommended concurrent unit of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics P: CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or Distinction in CHEM1101 or equivalent
Prohibitions: CHEM1002, CHEM1102, CHEM1108, CHEM1904

Semester 2
VETS1018
Animal Bioscience
6cp P: BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 Semester 2
Year 1 Electives (AVBS Progression Pathway)
Unit of Study Credit Points Description (A: Assumed Knowledge, P: Prerequisite, C: Corequisistes, N: Prohibition) Session
AGEN1001 Shaping our Landscapes 6cp N: AFNR1001 Semester 1
AVBS1002 Concepts of Animal Management 6cp P: 6 credit points of junior Biology Semester 2
Year 1 Electives (BSc Progression Pathway)
Unit of Study Credit Points Description (A: Assumed Knowledge, P: Prerequisite, C:Corequisites, N:Prohibition) Session
GEOS1001 Earth, Environment and Society 6cp P: GEOS1901, GEOG1001, GEOG1002, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOL1902, ENSY1001 Semester 1
PSYC1001 Psychology 1001 6cp   Semester 1
PHYS1001 Physics 1 (Regular) 6cp C: Recommended concurrent Units of Study: (MATH1001 or MATH1901) and (MATH1002 or MATH1902) P: PHYS1002, PHYS1901, EDUH1017 A: HSC Physics   Semester 1
PHYS1002 Physics 1 (Fundamentals) 6cp C: Recommended concurrent Units of Study: (MATH1001 or MATH1901) and (MATH1002 or MATH1902)
P: PHYS1001, PHYS1901, EDUH1017
Semester 1
PHYS1004 Physics 1 (Environmental and Life Sciences 6cp A:HSC Physics or PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or equivalent C: Recommended concurrent Units of Study: (MATH1003 or MATH1903) and (MATH1005 or MATH1905).
P: PHYS1003, PHYS1902
Semester 2
MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics 3cp

A: HSC Mathematics or MATH1111 P: MATH1904

Semester 2
MATH1013 Mathematical Modelling 3cp

A: HSC Mathematics or a credit or higher in MATH1111 P: MATH1003, MATH1903, MATH1907 

Semester 2
MATH1014 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3cp

A: HSC Mathematics or MATH1111 P: MATH1002, MATH1902 A: HSC Mathematics or MATH1111

Semester 2
MBLG1001 Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro) 6cp A: 6 credit points of Junior Biology and 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry
P: MBLG1901  
Semester 2

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Year 2

Year 2 has the following 48 credit point structure: a core (36 credit points), and electives (12 credit points):

Year 2 Core Units
Unit of Study  Credit Points Description (A: Assumed Knowledge, P: Prerequisite, C: Corequisites, N: Prohibition)  Session
ANSC3101
Animal Nutrition 3
6cp A Fundamentals of Biochemistry
P AVBS1002, (VETS1032 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901)
C AVBS2001 or MICR2024
Semester 2
ANSC3103
Animal Structure and Function A
6cp A AVBS1002
P 12 credit points of junior Biology
Semester 1
ANSC3104
Animal Structure and Function B
6cp A AVBS1002
P ANSC3103
Semester 2
AVBS2001
Introductory Veterinary Pathogenesis
6cp 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
6cp P VETS1018 Semester 1
GENE2002 Veterinary and Agricultural Genetics 2 6cp A Knowledge of biology, chemistry and statistics from, or equivalent to that in, the 1st year Units of Study in the degrees in which this Unit is available.?
P At least one of (BIOL1001, BIOL1002, BIOL1101, BIOL1901, BIOL1911, VETS1018)
N GENE2001
Semester 1
Year 2 Electives (AVBS Progression Pathway)
Units of Study Credit Points Description (A: Assumed Knowledge, P: Prerequisite, C: Corequisites, N: Prohibition) Session
ANSC2005
Australia's Biodiversity in a Change Environment
6cp A Basic anatomy and physiology and Australian farming systems P 12 credit points of Junior level Biology units or equivalent: AGEN1001
N ANSC2004; VETS2015
Semester 2
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6cp P ENVX1001 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 and MATH1015 Semester 1
Year 2 Electives (BSc Progression Pathway)
Units of Study Credit Points Description (A: Assumed Knowledge, P: Prerequisite, C: Corequisites, N: Prohibition) Session
MBLG2071 Molecular biology and Genomics 6cp  P: (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) and 12 CP of Junior Chemistry
Prohibitions: MBLG2971
Semester 1
BCHM2071 Protein Biochemistry  6cp   A:CHEM1101 and CHEM1102 P: (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901) and 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry
Prohibitions: BCHM2971 
Semester 2
BIOL2021 Zoology 6cp   A:BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 P:12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901). Prohibitions: BIOL2011, BIOL2911, BIOL2012, BIOL2912, BIOL2921  Semester 1
BIOL2022 Biology Experimental Design & Analysis  6cp  P: 12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901).
Prohibitions: BIOL3006, BIOL3906, BIOL2922 
Semester 2
CHEM2401 Molecular Reactivity & Spectroscopy  6cp   P: (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
Prohibitions: CHEM2911, CHEM2915 
Semester 1
CHEM2402 Chemical Structure & Stability  6cp   P: (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior of Mathematics
Prohibitions: CHEM2912, CHEM2916 
Semester 2 

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Year 3 (Year 1 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Year 3 has the following 48 credit point structure:

Core Units  Credit Points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Semester
VETS6101
The Veterinary Professional 1
 3 A One semester of study in each of: general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
P Assumed knowledge: One semester of study in each of: general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
1
VETS6102
Professional Skills 1A
6 A Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice; empathy for and confidence in interactions with animals, One semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
P Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice; empathy for and confidence in interactions with animals, One semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
 6
VETS6103
Research and Enquiry 1A
1   1
VETS6104
Foundations of Veterinary Science A
 12 A One semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
P Assumed knowledge: One semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
1
VETS6105
Animal Management Systems 1
3 P Assumed Knowledge: Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice, one semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry 2
VETS6106
Professional Skills 1B
6 P Assumed Knowledge: Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice; empathy for and confidence in interactions with animals, one semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry 2
VETS6107
Research and Enquiry 1B
 3 P VETS6103 2
VETS6108
Foundations of Veterinary Science B
 12 P VETS6104 2

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Year 4 (Year 2 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Year 4 has the following 48 credit point structure:

 DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE - Core Units Year  semester   Credit Points
 The Veterinary Professional 2  2  1  3
 Professional Skills 2A  2  1  6
 Research and Enquiry 2A  2  1  3
 Principles of Disease A  2  1  12
 Animal Management Systems 2  2  2  3
 Professional Skills 2B 2  2  6
 Research and Enquiry 2B 2  2  3
 Principles of Disease B  2  2 12

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Year 5 (Year 3 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

You will develop an advanced approach to health and disease management across the major domestic, exotic and production animal species. This encompasses managing health and disease in different species, being mindful of the needs of the individual animal and the broader population.

Your professional development this year will focus on practice management and leadership skills, the provision of veterinary care and animal welfare within different cultures and the completion of your preparatory clinical placements. Your research training will culminate in a professionally focused project.

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Year 6 (Year 4 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Fourth year will be lecture-free and you will be placed as a veterinary intern in a wide range of locations, including rotations in our University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals at Sydney and Camden and externally with our Partners in Veterinary Education. These placements will enable you apply your knowledge and skills to real clinical cases, equipping you with the necessary skills to enter the workforce on graduation.