Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor's Degree
Veterinary Medicine
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
Offering Academic Unit
Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences
Normal Period of Study
6 years
Maximum Period of Study
8 years
Credit Units Required for Graduation
243 credit units
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

GE Requirements (30 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2020/21

  Credit Units
University Requirements GE1401 University English 3
GE2401 English for Science 3
GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy 3
Distributional Requirements Take at least 1 course from each of the three distributional areas:

Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
Area 3: Science and Technology

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College-specified Courses CHEM1300 Principles of General Chemistry 3
CHEM1200 Discovery in Biology
CHEM2007B Principles of Organic Chemistry
PHY1400 Introductory Physics for Biologists 3

College / School Requirements (0 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2020/21

Not required.

Major Requirements (213 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2020/21

1. Core Courses (213 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
PHY2400Advanced Physics for Biologists3
BMS2202Diversity of Life and Evolution3
BMS2803Biology of Cells3
BMS2804Veterinary Microbiology3
BMS2805Biochemistry for Veterinary Science3
BMS2806Genes, Inheritance and Genetic Disorders3
VM2001One Health3
VM2002Animal Welfare3
VM2003Livestock Husbandry3
VM2100Statistics for Evidence-based Biological and Veterinary Sciences3
VM2102Animal Behaviour and Handling3
VM2103Animal Nutrition and Welfare3
VM2104Introduction to Food Safety3
VM2106Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health3
VM3012Animal Body18
VM3003Food Safety and Regulation2
VM3004Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine3
VM3010Veterinary Practice & Professional Studies 13
VM3100Function and Dysfunction18
VM4000Host, Agent and Defence18
VM4001Clinical Pharmacology/ Toxicology3
VM4010Veterinary Practice & Professional Studies 23
VM4011Veterinary Practice & Professional Studies 33
VM4101Animal Health and Disease: Part I18
VM4102Animal Health and Disease: Part II18
VM4103Conservation, Zoo and Exotic Animal Medicine3
VM4104Transboundary Animal Diseases2
VM4105Clinical Seminars1
VM4202Aquatic Veterinary Medicine3
VM4301Clinical Rotations: Part I10
VM4302Clinical Rotations: Part II18
VM4303Clinical Rotations: Part III18
VM4401Research Project I3
VM4402Research Project II3
VM3101General Pathology3

2. Extra-mural Studies (EMS)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
VM1001Pre-EMS Animal Handling Skills0
VM1002Animal Husbandry Extra-mural Studies0
VM1003Clinical Extra-mural Studies0