VM4302 - Clinical Rotations: Part II

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Completion of Year 5 courses with C grade or above (except VM4301 and VM1005)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Clinical rotations I, II and III are an integrated program comprising of 26-weeks of core clinical veterinary education.

This will be an opportunity to combine all the skills sets obtained and apply them to a realistic clinical setting, whilst still under the observation of an academic institution. The clinical rotations will involve application of skills in clinical examination and diagnosis, clinical medicine, clinical pathology, therapeutics, pharmacy, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, surgery, clinical pathology, pathology, preventative vet medicine and health monitoring, and veterinary certification relevant to the particular class of animal.

The program is comprised of a 2-week pathology rotation, 2-week diagnostic imaging rotation, 2-week referral medicine rotation, 2-week surgery rotation, 2-week anaesthesia rotation, 4-week general practice rotation, 2-week emergency and critical care rotation, 1-week exotic rotation, 3-week equine rotation, 1-week aquatics rotation, 1-week swine rotation, 1-week poultry and goat rotations, 2-week ruminant rotation, and 1-week slaughterhouse rotation. The majority of the clinical rotations will be intramural at CityU's Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). The livestock practice rotation will be hosted by the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Science's Ambulatory Veterinary Services Team.

The equine and ruminant rotations will be arranged in in-house veterinary departments of large livestock industry establishments.

The clinical rotations make a major contribution towards the development of the competencies, skills and attributes required by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc (AVBC) of veterinary graduates. It also contributes to the development of the general professional skills and attributes, practical and clinical competencies expected by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) of newly qualified graduates, except that the student may not happen to experience situations in which competencies 38 (reporting of notifiable diseases) or 8 (reporting of suspected adverse reactions) apply. The clinical rotations will also contribute to the underpinning knowledge and understanding required by RCVS in relation to the development of effective interpersonal skills and an ethical approach to animals and veterinary practice.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%

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