Full Major Title: Veterinary Medicine
Full Award Title: Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM)
Mode of Study: Full-time
Duration of Study: 6 years
The number of credit units required to complete the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme is 252 credit units. These are distributed through 12 semesters (i.e. 6 years) each of 21 credit units. The maximum study period is 8 years. The requirements of international accreditation and the study themes tailored for the Asian veterinary environment mean that all students study the same courses constituting the 252-credit-unit programme. Although it is not required for graduation, students can choose to undertake additional studies up to a maximum credit limit of 273 units.
There are also curricular milestones. These are compulsory requirements, not affiliated with particular courses, that must be satisfactorily completed before a student can advance in the programme. These are:
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences aims to train veterinarians that fulfil the Day 1 competencies as stipulated by the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and adopted by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. The competencies are expressed as objectives in the courses that comprise the curriculum. To succeed in the programme, students must focus on obtaining the competencies, not merely passing the courses. High levels of achievement in several competencies cannot compensate for inadequate achievement in another competency.
The curriculum was designed with five objectives:
A legible version of the curriculum and detailed course information are available HERE