Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2014 academic year.
- Course Outline
- Course Structure
- Course Plans
|Organisational Unit||School of Veterinary and Life Sciences|
|Availability||Murdoch campus (internal)|
|Description||Waardong is a special entry program into the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to become veterinarians. In order to maximise student success, Waardong provides academic, social and cultural support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in Veterinary Science or, as approved by the relevant Academic Chair, other participating Health Science courses.|
Waardong teaches Orientation Chemistry for students without a background in chemistry, and supplementary enabling units for students throughout their veterinary or other health science studies.
Students interested in applying for entry should contact the Special Education Officer in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences. The deadline for submission of applications is 30 September each year; testing and selection week is in early December.
|Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings||This special entry program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is based on student results during the one-week residential testing and selection process. Evaluation of student readiness for study involves practical and written exercises throughout the week.
|Further Information||Academic Contacts for the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences|
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|
Students entering Waardong are placed in either one of Non-Chemistry Transition or Transition with Chemistry.
Students who do not have a background in chemistry are placed in Non-Chemistry Transition, which provides an intensive Orientation Chemistry and supplementary tutoring in all other units. Students take the Veterinary Entry year over two academic years.
Students who have entered the Veterinary Science major with Year 12 Chemistry are placed in Transition with Chemistry, which provides for supplementary tutoring in all units. These students enrol in the Vet Entry year full-time.
Students enrol in the following units throughout their veterinary studies:
EQU011 Orientation Chemistry 1
EQU012 Orientation Chemistry 2
EQU021 Transition to Veterinary Studies 1
EQU022 Transition to Veterinary Studies 2
EQU023 Transition to Veterinary Studies 3
EQU024 Transition to Veterinary Studies 4
EQU031 Extension to Veterinary Biology 1
EQU032 Extension to Veterinary Biology 2
EQU033 Extension to Veterinary Biology 3
EQU034 Extension to Veterinary Biology 4
EQU035 Extension to Veterinary Biology 5
EQU036 Introduction to Clinical Studies
EQU041 Integrated Clinical Studies 1
EQU042 Integrated Clinical Studies 2
EQU043 Integrated Clinical Studies 3
EQU044 Integrated Clinical Studies 4
No course plans are available for this course in 2014.
To check other years, go to the Course Plans site.