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Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) (MVS)

  • M1122MASTER OF VETERINARY STUDIES IN CONSERVATION MEDICINE

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Title Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) (MVS)
Course Code M1122
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Kristin Warren | Email: K.Warren@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2647

Qualification Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal) (subject to approval of Academic Chair)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description Conservation medicine is an emerging discipline that involves the integration of veterinary science, conservation biology and public health in order to: advance biodiversity conservation; address issues associated with the interrelationships between human, animal and ecosystem health; and study the effects of global environmental change on these health interrelationships. There is increasing recognition that veterinarians have an important role to play within interdisciplinary teams working on environmental conservation projects.

This degree will provide veterinarians with training and expertise which can be applied in private practice, zoos and wildlife conservation projects. It may be entirely coursework-based or may involve a placement with a conservation project either in Australia or overseas.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) or higher, or equivalent training.
Recognised Prior Learning - at least one year of experience in the workplace if applying to enter directly into the MVS in Conservation Medicine.
Internet access is required for all students, especially those studying externally.
IELTS of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) or equivalent proficiency test.
***Students that undertake English for Academic Purposes (EAP) will still be required to sit a proficiency test.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements Internet access is required for all students.
Employment Prospects Careers in endangered species recovery projects, as zoo veterinarians or in wildlife conservation through work in private practice.
Professional Recognition The Australian Veterinary Association recognises veterinary graduate study as fulfilling requirements toward required professional development (continuing veterinary education).
Main research areas Wildlife, Zoo and Conservation Medicine.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch 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.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 12 to 15 credit points

VET630 Conservation Medicine - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

VET631 Wildlife Medicine - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Plus either

VET639 Conservation Medicine Field Placement/Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

OR

VET6391 Conservation Medicine Field Placement/Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

Plus either

VET641 Principles of Epidemiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

OR

VET664 Wildlife Comparative Pathology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Electives - 9 to 12 credit points

Choice of electives will be determined by the total of credit points taken as Core Units.

Select from the units below. Some electives have specific entrance requirements and students will need to check with Unit Coordinators to determine their eligibility for these units. Students are also able to pursue cross-institutional enrolment opportunities. More information is available upon acceptance into the course.

VET664 Wildlife Comparative Pathology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

VET639 Conservation Medicine Field Placement/Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

VET6391 Conservation Medicine Field Placement/Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

BIO606 Aquatic Biosecurity - 3 points
Not available this year

VET640 Infectious and Emerging Diseases - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

VET641 Principles of Epidemiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

VET606 Wildlife Epidemiology and Disease Risk Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

VET699 Epidemiological Studies: Design and Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

VET642 Practical Applications of Epidemiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

VET649 Veterinary Studies Masters Research Dissertation - 12 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

AST650 Culture, Communities and Sustainability in Asia - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SUS611 Resilient Regions: People and Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal, SUM-external

ENV680 Climate Change Adaptation: Ecosystems and Societies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENV616 Environmental Policy for the 21st Century - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BIO639 Global Biosecurity - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BIO689 Food Security Masters Dissertation - 12 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

VET655 One Health Management and Leadership - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external

VET656 Public Health and Epidemiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal

SWM646 Parliamentary Democracy - 3 points
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