This is a postgraduate unit for students admitted into the UVTH resident training program (an advanced learning program) and provides students with direct supervision in a chosen area of study aligned with their chosen veterinary specialist discipline (e.g. Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Pathology etc). This Unit provides students with a Capstone experience, allowing candidates to consolidate their learning and develop their clinical skills and knowledge further in their chosen specialty. It also gives students the opportunity to participate in an externship, in order to meet ANZCVSc specialist requirements Students are required to discuss learning outcomes, methods for achieving them, assessment and assessment criteria with their supervisor and submit documentation to the program Academic Supervisor before enrolment in and commencement of study in the relevant Semester. Students must also outline their intention to participate in an externship prior to enrolment and receive approval from the program Academic Supervisor.
No. of student contact hours per week: Supervised clinical training, 2 hrs small group activities (rounds, journal club, tutorials), 4 hrs self-directed learning activities as set by supervisor.
a) Formal Assessment: Supervisor Report of on-going clinical performance (50%), written assessment task (in a format suitable for publication) (30%), Communication task (10%) detailed case log (10%) b) Other expected student workload (Assist with clinical case management, revision and private study
There are no set textbooks for this unit of study.
Students must have current registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board, Australia and must be admitted into a UVTH residency training program.