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
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

A semester-long clinical experience consisting of rotation through a selection of available clinics that allow the students to acquire and deepen their clinical skills through the practical application of techniques and knowledge acquired in the previous years of their veterinary studies. This continues the experience first offered at the end of the fifth year of study, offering further rotational clinical experience.

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 medicine rotations will involve application of skills in clinical examination and diagnosis, clinical medicine, clinical pathology, therapeutics, pharmacy, and veterinary certification relevant to the particular class of animal.

Students will be able to choose from amongst a range of available rotations, some of which will be core (mandatory) to their clinical experience, while others will be offered as demand and availability will dictate. A list of available core and elective (*) rotations is offered below but may be subject to change:

Core Intramural
Small Animal Medicine
Ruminant Medicine
Equine Medicine
Intensive Livestock
Emergency and Critical Care
Soft Tissue Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Diagnostic Imaging
Veterinary Public Health

Medicine and Surgery of the Performance Horses#
Exotic and Zoo Animal Medicine
Disease Surveillance and Response
Advanced Small Animal Medicine
Advanced Small Animal Surgery
Advanced Ruminant Medicine and Surgery
Advanced Medicine of Aquatic Livestock
Advanced Digital Imaging
Advanced Food Safety
Advanced Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine
Transboundary Veterinary Medicine#

*Electives are subjected to availability
#Dependent on participation by extramural veterinary groups

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Remark: Students must achieve a pass mark in each assessment task to pass the course as a whole
Detailed Course Information


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