VET SC 7307RW - Transition to the Veterinary Profession

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

The course delivers the final preparation of senior veterinary students for entry into post-graduate life. This course will provide students with an opportunity to reflect appreciate and apply the Day One Competencies that underpin the practise of veterinary medicine. Students, in small teams, will work through common and important index cases that require students to recognise, integrate and apply Day One Competencies. Case studies will each be supported by expert-delivered tutorials and/or lectures.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code VET SC 7307RW
    Course Transition to the Veterinary Profession
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per day for a 3 week period
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Available to DVM students only
    Course Description The course delivers the final preparation of senior veterinary students for entry into post-graduate life. This course will provide students with an opportunity to reflect appreciate and apply the Day One Competencies that underpin the practise of veterinary medicine. Students, in small teams, will work through common and important index cases that require students to recognise, integrate and apply Day One Competencies. Case studies will each be supported by expert-delivered tutorials and/or lectures.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Bridgette Shackelford

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The anticipated knowledge, skills and/or attitude to be developed by the student are:

    1 The ability to integrate, recognise and apply Day One Competencies to solve veterinary
    problems.
    2 The ability to recognise and practice appropriate life skills to support a successful professional career


    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1,2
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,2
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1,2
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The taught course will cover a continuous three week period and will occur in the final three weeks of Semester 2 of the DVM III program. Students will be expected to attend and actively participate in each day’s activities.

    Students will work in small teams to complete up to 24 case studies. Usually, there will be two case studies per day for four days per week, over the three weeks. Each case study will be followed by a one hour lecture/discussion.

    The combination of self-directed learning through team-based discussion, followed by an interactive tutorial from an expert in the field, provides the stimulus to gather new knowledge, revision of core knowledge, development of the ability to solve problems, apply new and prior knowledge and to synthesise knowledge and apply it to novel situations, with instant feedback from a discipline expert.

    There will be one 6-hour day in each of three weeks in which lectures, workshops and field trips may be used to develop aptitude, skills and knowledge around business, professional and life skills.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    This course covers a continuous 3 week period. Within this time students will be expected to attend all sessions.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Six cases and tutorials on highlights of small animal medicine and surgery
    Six cases and tutorials on highlights of equine medicine and surgery
    Six cases and tutorials on highlights of production animal medicine and epidemiology
    Six cases and tutorials on highlights of pathobiology and public health

    Three six-hour sessions on business skills, law, ethics, health, safety and other life and professional skills for the new veterinary graduate.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome
    Attendance Formative Throughout 0% Yes 1, 2
    Written examinations Summative End of Semester 50% Yes 1, 2
    Oral examinations Summative End of Semester 20% Yes 1, 2
    OSCE Summative End of Semester 30% Yes 1, 2
    An exemption to the hurdle requirements of the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy has been approved by the Faculty of Sciences for 2017.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    HURDLE REQUIREMENTS

    Assessment Item with hurdle % needed or requirement to meet hurdle Is additional assessment available if student does not meet hurdle requirement? Yes or No Details of additional assessment, if available
    Attendance 100% No Students that fail the attendance hurdle will not be offered an additional or
    replacement assessment and will be required to repeat the course in its entirety.

    Written examinations 50% Yes Students who attain between 30% and 50% for any of the hurdles will be offered an additional assessment, to be undertaken no less than 4 and no more than 6 weeks after the first examination, at a time determined by the course coordinator.

     Any student that fails to meet the  minimum of 30% will be provided only with additional assessment in February.

    Students who fail the first additional assessment will be offered further additional assessment in February.

    Students who fail the additional assessment in February will be deemed to have failed the course and required to complete the course in its entirety.

    The additional assessment will take the following forms;

    Students who fail the written assessment item will be provided with a written examination of the same scope and length as the first written examination (ie, both two hour
    papers).

    Students who fail the oral examination or OSCE components will be provided with additional oral examinations which will be of the same scope and length as the first oral examinations, (ie, two oral exams, each with two examiners)
    Oral examinations 50%
    OSCE 50%
    Assessment Detail
    Attendance (0%). Attendance at each day of the course will be compulsory. Students will be able to apply for an approved absence with appropriate supporting documents, but must attend a minimum of 12 days (with approved absences) to be able to complete the course. Students absent without approval will automatically fail the course.

    Written examination (50%). Students will undertake two 2hr theory examinations at the end of semester based on the course syllabus.

    Oral examinations (20%). Students will undertake two by 20 min oral examinations at the end of semester. The examinations will be proctored by a panel (minimum of 2) examiners and will involve a series of structured questions based on the course syllabus.

    OSCE (30%). Students will undertake an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) with a minimum of 12 stations, each of approximately six minutes duration. Stations will be based on practical and theoretical aspects of the course syllabus.



    Submission
    If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply.  A mark of zero will be allocated to late submitted assessment.



    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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