This Unit of Study introduces the student to intermediate professional skills for approaching disease investigation and engaging with presenting signs. It also builds on and extends their knowledge of professional competencies introduced in Year 1 and required as an effective veterinary professional. Key themes include clinical communication and professional reasoning, introduction to physical examination and disease investigation, lifelong learning, risk management and self-care, professionalism, legislation and ethics, cultural competence, emotional intelligence, practice management and leadership. Developing and extending their knowledge and skills in these areas will help students attain veterinary graduate attributes essential for long term effectiveness and success in their veterinary career. An integral part of this unit of study is an opportunity to extend their professional capabilities in an area of personal interest through the Independent Learning Project, allowing them to extend and differentiate their abilities from others in future employment applications.
2 week intensive at start of semester 1, then tutorials, lectures, presentations and independent study throughout the semester
Completion of independent learning project and associated forms, Presentation with peer feedback, self and peer assessment of leadership and teamwork competencies; written exam
There are no prescribed textbooks for this unit of study. Students will be directed to appropriate resources as required.
VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108