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Queensland School of Veterinary Medicine

  1. 1. Studying at University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science (SVS) <ul><li>Dr. Lucio J. Filippich </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PH +61 - 7 - 3365 2623 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Teaching programs <ul><li>Undergraduate </li></ul><ul><li>BVSc </li></ul><ul><li>BAppSc (veterinary technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to: </li></ul><ul><li>BAppSc </li></ul><ul><li>BSc </li></ul><ul><li>BAgSc </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduate </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary coursework programs </li></ul><ul><li>(MVSt, GDipVSt) </li></ul><ul><li>Masters (MPhil) </li></ul><ul><li>PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to: </li></ul><ul><li>Masters in Animal Physiotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Masters in Animal Studies </li></ul>
  3. 3. BVSc program <ul><li>Aim: Produce compassionate, caring graduates that are competent in promoting the health and welfare of animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Program involves: </li></ul><ul><li>Animal welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Skills to care for healthy and sick animals </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge to prevent, recognize, control and treat disease </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize productivity of livestock/ performance animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of public health in relation to animal products, particularly consumed animal products </li></ul>
  4. 4. BVSc program <ul><li>Currently based on St Lucia campus, but will relocate in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>5 year program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 semesters of full-time study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80 unit program (8 unit/semester) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only offered full-time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UQ School has history of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence in teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Among lowest attrition rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More “hands on” practical classes with live animals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>↑ focus on clinical problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>↑ integration of pre-clinical material (e.g. biochemistry, physiology) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater focus on development of students as “reflective practitioners” able to cope with stresses of practice life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electives in years III and V </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. BVSc program Year 1 <ul><li>NORMAL ANIMAL </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Husbandry </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Basis of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary Professional Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary Biology & Histology </li></ul><ul><li>Cell and Tissue Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Digestion, Metabolism and Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>S&F of Musculoskeletal System & the Integument </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Behaviour & Handling </li></ul>
  6. 6. BVSc program Year 2 <ul><li>Conclusion of normal animal </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to concepts of disease , including epidemiology, agents of disease, and tissue & animal responses to disease agents </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Genetics & Animal Breeding </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary Reproduction </li></ul>
  7. 7. BVSc program Year 3 <ul><li>Pathophysiology & pharmacology of body systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>includes pathology, pharmacology, toxicology and medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Infectious diseases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>parasitology, bacteriology, virology & mycology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approach to animal management & welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Elective </li></ul>
  8. 8. BVSc program Year 4 <ul><li>Species-based medicine & surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of clinical practice </li></ul><ul><li>Companion animal clinical studies </li></ul><ul><li>Ruminant clinical studies </li></ul><ul><li>Equine clinical studies </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive animal practice </li></ul>
  9. 9. BVSc program Year 5 <ul><li>Veterinary public health </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary professional life & practice management </li></ul><ul><li>Practice rotations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small animal clinics (medicine & surgery) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livestock clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equine clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clinical elective </li></ul>
  10. 10. BVSc Program <ul><li>Extramural study </li></ul><ul><li>8 weeks preclinical practical work </li></ul><ul><li>12 weeks clinical practical work </li></ul><ul><li>1 week in abattoir </li></ul><ul><li>Progression </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary examinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Years 2-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade of 2 or 3 to be eligible for supps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exit point </li></ul><ul><li>students may graduate after 3 years of study with a BVetBiol </li></ul><ul><li>Honours </li></ul><ul><li>may be awarded as “on-course” honours for performance during 5-year program, or following an extra year of research. </li></ul>
  11. 11. International entry into BVSc Program <ul><li>Upper secondary school or equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Plus BVSc prerequisites </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Maths I/B </li></ul><ul><li>Physics or Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Cost -Fees ~ AUD $31 000 (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Applications through International </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions Section, UQ </li></ul>
  12. 12. BVSc graduate pathways Highest employment rates of all UQ graduates Graduates find employment: # Urban and rural private practitioners in Australia, NZ, UK # Consultants/ advisors - government/ industry (especially food, drug Co) # Abattoirs # Quarantine and biosecurity # Educators and/or researchers with universities and governments Professional membership # Veterinary boards in all Australian states
  13. 13. Research areas and Centres Centre for Animal Welfare & Ethics Transport of livestock, livestock management, destruction of unwanted pets Centre for Companion Animal Health Obesity and diabetes in dogs and cats, human-animal bond Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery Bone, canine audiology, tick paralysis, avian medicine, anaesthesia Equine Medicine & Surgery Laminitis, endocrine disorders Livestock Medicine & Production Systems Poultry genetics & nutrition, reproduction, epidemiology, cattle tick and tick fever Pathology, Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity Wildlife viruses, prevention of viral diseases of poultry in village chickens in developing countries, antibiotic resistance in dogs, anthelmintic resistance in hookworms, whale acoustics, ornithology, Pasteurella Veterinary education