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Veterinary Studies Masters Research Dissertation (VET649)

Organisational Unit Veterinary Medicine
Credit Points 12
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit involves the completion of a research project under the supervision of a member of staff. Students must produce a dissertation of between 15,000 and 18,000 words based on their research. The dissertation will be assessed by two staff members or other appropriately qualified people as approved by the Academic Chair.
Timetabled Learning Activities Meetings/discussions (face to face or on-line) as required.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is to develop specific research skills through self-directed learning by investigating a disease/condition. A member of the College of Veterinary Medicine will provide general oversight of the project and will be allocated to each student.
Assessment Students will develop and instigate a program through close discussion with their principal project coordinator. Assessment will be based on evaluation of the dissertation and other written submissions as may be required.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Veterinary Studies in Veterinary Surveillance or Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science or permission of the Academic Chair. Students enrolled in the Master of Veterinary Studies in Conservation Medicine are required to have a distinction average in their required units in order to enrol in this elective unit.
Previously 2013: 'Surveillance Research Project'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) (MVS)
Master of Veterinary Studies (Veterinary Surveillance) (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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Dr Mieghan Bruce
Lecturer Veterinary Epidemiology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2459
e: Mieghan.Bruce@murdoch.edu.au
o: 260.2.015 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: H-External
MURDOCH: H-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
MURDOCH: Y-External
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Dr Mieghan Bruce
Lecturer Veterinary Epidemiology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2459
e: Mieghan.Bruce@murdoch.edu.au
o: 260.2.015 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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