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VET SC 7305ARW - Veterinary Public Health Rotation A

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 1.5
Term: Semester 1
Campus: Roseworthy
Contact: Up to 8 hours per day for a 3 week block
Restriction: Available to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Completion of Level I & II DVM program
Assessment: Written assignment, oral presentation, field trip report, final exam

The Final year rotation will see the DVM III students build on their DVM II Veterinary Public Health experience. The rotation will include components that can be delivered online. Students will be exposed to a variety of theoretical and practical activities to achieve Day 1 competency in Veterinary Public Health. This may include activities performed in association with laboratories, Primary Industries and Regions SA, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, abattoirs and other food and meat processing facilities. They will also do case work with academics in areas of VPH/One Health. Some weekend and out of hours work may be expected within the rotation. Topic Definition: Veterinary Public Health has been defined by Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, World Health Organisation/ World Organisation for Animal Health as 'the sum of all contributions to the physical, mental and social well-being of humans through an understanding and application of veterinary science'. Veterinary Public Health thus embraces the following areas of knowledge: diagnosis, surveillance, epidemiology, control, prevention and elimination of zoonosis and of diseases that threaten food security and social cohesion; protection of food (including meat and milk) for human consumption; food and meat science; environmental protection; animal welfare standards; and the social, behavioural and mental aspects of human-animal relationships.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Clinical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
16422 01RW 70 14 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This course is not available for remote study