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Veterinary Professional Life V (VET538)

Organisational Unit Veterinary Medicine
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: YU2-internal
Description This unit continues the professional development themes of previous VPL units, with a focus on development of key professional/life skills within an applied clinical context. Students will complete a number of assignments available through LMS.
All students must undertake extra mural clinical experience in accordance with guidelines stated in the EME handbook.
Timetabled Learning Activities Approximately 30 to 40 hours per week (during the extramural clinical experience weeks); occasional weekend and overnight participation will be required.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is centred around self directed learning tasks in the form of LMS module and clinical placements. Students will have a number of assignments, quizzes and workshop to complete that further builds on the knowledge gained in the clinical placements.
Assessment The learning outcomes of this unit are to develop key professional/life skills within an applied clinical context. This is achieved through
1. Quizzes associated with the LMS modules to assess knowledge pertaining to each module(20%)
2. Assignments undertaken based on experiences and knowledge gained in clinical placements (50%)
3. A workshop involving clinical staff to further build on experience gained on clinical placements(20%)
4. Subjective assessment by external clinical practitioners on professional skills. (All placements must have this completed to pass the unit).
Prerequisites Successful completion of the BSc in Veterinary Biology and VET558 Veterinary Professional Life IV and all fourth year units; enrolment in Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
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.

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Unit Coordinator
VET538
Dr Melinda Bell
Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Primary Care

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7344
e: M.Bell@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.109 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
VET538

MURDOCH: YU2-Internal
Dr Melinda Bell
Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Primary Care

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7344
e: M.Bell@murdoch.edu.au
o: 262.2.109 - Vet Surgical Centre, Murdoch Campus
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