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Conservation Medicine Field Placement/Project (VET639)

School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit requires the application of research skills and the substantial investigation of a topic relevant to the student's main area of study. Students may elect to undertake a field placement with a conservation project in Australia or overseas as a component of this unit, in which case their assessment will involve undertaking a Project focusing on a topic related to the placement or Case Study Reports relating to the investigation and management of clinical cases.
Timetabled Learning Activities Supervisory meetings for internal students and email liaison for external students.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is self-directed as this is a project unit whereby the student will focus on investigating a topic of particular interest or the management of a clinical case. The student will liaise directly with the unit coordinator during the semester. It is expected that the average student will need to commit approximately 10 hours of study per week for this 3 credit point unit. This will obviously vary according to the topic being studied and individual learning styles.
Other Learning Experiences Students may elect to undertake a field placement with a conservation project in Australia or overseas as a component of this unit. Placements are generally for one month.
External students will have email liaison with their supervisors.
Assessment Assessment in this unit varies depending on whether students undertake field placement or project assessment options. The field placement option involves two assignments (Assignment 1 is worth 25% and Assignment 2 is worth 60%) and assessment of field placement participation (worth 15%). The project option involves Assignment 1 which is worth 35% and Assignment 2 which is worth 65%. Assessment will focus on issues relevant to overall learning objectives of VET639, which are to enable students to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular topic in the fields of wildlife, zoo or conservation medicine, and to enable students who undertake a field placement to experience some of the theoretical aspects of the course in a practical.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) or Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science.
Notes Placements will normally involve a supervisor from the placement institution and from Murdoch staff, and students will be assessed by both supervisors.
Enrolment in this unit in the internal mode is subject to approval by the Academic Chair.
Previously 2015: 'Veterinary Studies Masters Project'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) (MVS)
Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science (DVetMedSc)
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.
Conservation Medicine Field Placement/Project (VET6391) - as for VET639 except as follows
School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities Supervisory meetings for internal students and email liaison for external students.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is self-directed as this is a project unit whereby the student will focus on investigating a topic of particular interest or the management of a clinical case. The student will liaise directly with the unit coordinator during the semester. It is expected that the average student will need to commit approximately 20 hours of study per week for this 6 credit point unit. This will obviously vary according to the topic being studied and individual learning styles.
Other Learning Experiences Students may elect to undertake a field placement with a conservation project in Australia or overseas as a component of this unit. Placements are generally for one month.
External students will have email liaison with their supervisor.
Assessment Assessment in this unit varies depending on whether students undertake field placement or project assessment options. The field placement option involves two assignments (Assignment 1 is worth 25% and Assignment 2 is worth 60%) and assessment of field placement participation (worth 15%). The project option involves Assignment 1 which is worth 35% and Assignment 2 which is worth 65%. Assessment will focus on issues relevant to overall learning objectives of VET639, which are to enable students to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular topic in the fields of wildlife, zoo or conservation medicine, and to enable students who undertake a field placement to experience some of the theoretical aspects of the course in a practical environment.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) or Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science.
Notes Placements will normally involve a supervisor from the placement institution and from Murdoch staff, and students will be assessed by both supervisors. Enrolment in this unit in the internal mode is subject to approval by the Academic Chair.
Previously 2015: 'Veterinary Studies Masters Project'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) (MVS)
Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science (DVetMedSc)
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
VET639
Dr Lian Yeap
Associate Lecturer in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7289
e: L.Yeap@murdoch.edu.au
o: 260.2.030 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Campus
VET6391
Dr Lian Yeap
Associate Lecturer in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7289
e: L.Yeap@murdoch.edu.au
o: 260.2.030 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
VET639; VET6391

MURDOCH: H-External
MURDOCH: H-Internal
MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
MURDOCH: Y-External
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Dr Lian Yeap
Associate Lecturer in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7289
e: L.Yeap@murdoch.edu.au
o: 260.2.030 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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