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Master of Veterinary Studies (Veterinary Surveillance) (MVS)


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Title Master of Veterinary Studies (Veterinary Surveillance) (MVS)
Course Code M1121
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Mieghan Bruce | Email: Mieghan.Bruce@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2459

Qualification Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This degree will provide veterinarians with knowledge and expertise in epidemiology and in particular skills in disease surveillance, biosecurity and risk assessment. You will develop the skills necessary for effective disease surveillance and implementation of disease control strategies. The degree will provide instruction on the diagnosis, detection and control of new, emerging and re-emerging diseases.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) or equivalent undergraduate veterinary degree with at least one year of experience in the work place. Direct entry for graduates with a higher level (DVM) veterinary degree.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Employment Prospects This degree will enhance employment opportunities for veterinarians working in Australia and overseas by allowing specialisation in the latest methods to develop and evaluate disease control programs in production animals, and to improve biosecurity and food security.
Main research areas Epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases and biosecurity.
Additional Progress Rules A student who fails more than one unit, or one unit more than once, shall be excluded from the course.
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 - 24 credit points

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

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

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

VET699 Epidemiological Studies: Design and Analysis - 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

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