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These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.
The Bachelor of Veterinary Science consists of two parts, being a pre-selection phase followed by the professional phase.
1. Admission to the pre-selection phase of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.
2. Entry to the professional phase is by selection in accordance with criteria established by the Veterinary Science Student Selection Committee, which will include consideration of academic performance, relevant experience and a selection process that may include a written application, interview, and practical components.
3. Notwithstanding Regulation 13 candidates seeking admission or re-admission into the Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science after the second examination, will be ranked in accordance with the criteria outlined under the Transfer and Re-Entry Policy for the Degree and may only be (re)admitted should sufficient places be available.
4. Candidates who are excluded from the programme may be readmitted only with the approval of the Academic Board and under such conditions as it may determine.
5. Candidates for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science shall follow a fixed programme of study, over at least 5 years, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 600 credits, comprising a first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth examination. The subjects of the examinations are prescribed in the Schedule to the degree.
6. Notwithstanding Regulation 12, a candidate who has satisfied the requirements in a subject for any examination at a university or other tertiary institution where, in the opinion of the Academic Board, the content and standard are substantially the same as for the Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science may, subject to the approval of, and under conditions required by, the Programme Director, be given credit for that subject.
7. Candidates may at the discretion of Academic Board, be permitted to enrol into the Bachelor of Veterinary Science after the second examination, but no later than the start of the fifth examination, subject to:
(a) being in good standing in a recognised Veterinary Science degree programme or equivalent; and
(b) having passed with sufficient merit, subjects to be transfer credited with specified or unspecified courses not exceeding 360 credits.
8. The Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science is awarded without specialisation.
9. Every candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science shall perform to the satisfaction of the Academic Board, approved practical work in accordance with the following courses and as specified by regulations 18 to 24:
(a) 227.110 Farm Practical Training;
(b) 227.310 Farm Practical Work;
(c) 227.410 Veterinary Practical Work.
Credit will be given only for the practical work completed in accordance with the conditions detailed by the Veterinary Practical Work Committee.
10. After the first examination, no candidate for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science may commence the programme for, or present themselves for, any examination until they have passed in all the subjects of the previous examination.
11. The Academic Board may, under such conditions as it may determine and taking into account the recommendations of the examiners, admit any candidate to a supplementary examination in a subject or subjects in which the candidate failed to gain a pass.
12. Except for supplementary examinations, a candidate must be offered all subjects of an examination at the one examination.
13. Candidates must present themselves for examinations in consecutive academic years; unless approved in writing by the Programme Director.
14. The Bachelor of Veterinary Science may be awarded with Distinction to the top 15 percent of the final year class, based on the grade average achieved upon first attempt over the fourth, fifth and sixth examinations.
15. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed eight years from the date of first enrolment in the professional phase of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science, unless a specified time of suspension or extension has been approved by the Academic Board. Permission must be sought in advance of any suspension or extension by applying in writing to the Programme Director. Suspensions or extensions granted will appear on the academic record.
16. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded an exit qualification should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.
17. For candidates enrolled in the Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science, the following will lead to exclusion from that programme:
(a) failure of the Second Examination;
(b) failure to pass either the Third, Fourth, Fifth, or Sixth Examination in two successive attempts;
(c) failure to complete the requirements of the Degree within 8 years from the date of first enrolment in the professional phase of the Degree.
(d) Persons excluded under clause 17(b) and 17(c) will only be re-admitted to the BVSc programme with approval of Academic Board under such conditions as it may determine.
(e) Persons excluded twice under clause 17(b) above will not be permitted to re-enrol for the BVSc degree.
18. Candidates who are re-entering the degree under regulations 3 and 4 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations. From the point of re-entry into the degree, candidates re-entering the degree at the beginning of the third examination must, in addition, successfully complete 227.110 Farm Practical Training.
19. Candidates who commenced their study under the 2012 or earlier regulations, and who are required to repeat an examination, must satisfy the requirements of these regulations, as specified in the Schedule to the Degree. From the start of the examination being repeated candidates repeating the third examination must, in addition, successfully complete 227.110 Farm Practical Training.
|123.101||Chemistry and Living Systems||15 credits||R 123.171|
|124.111||Physics for Life Sciences||15 credits||R 124.101, 124.171|
|162.101||Biology of Cells||15 credits|
|199.101||Biology of Animals||15 credits|
|227.110||Farm Practical Training||0 credits|
|227.111||Biochemistry for Veterinary Science||12 credits|
|227.112||Veterinary Structure & Function I||13 credits|
|227.113||Animal Production, Behaviour, Welfare and Handling||16 credits|
|227.114||Veterinary Professional Studies||7 credits|
|227.115||Integrative Studies in Veterinary Science I||12 credits|
|227.212||Animal Production for Veterinarians I||15 credits|
|227.213||Introductory Veterinary Clinical Studies I||10 credits|
|227.214||Integrative Studies in Veterinary Science II||12 credits|
|227.215||Animal Production for Veterinarians II||15 credits|
|227.216||Veterinary Infectious and Parasitic Diseases I||10 credits|
|227.217||Integrative Studies in Veterinary Science III||12 credits|
|227.218||Veterinary Structure and Function IIa||23 credits|
|227.219||Veterinary Structure and Function IIb||23 credits|
|227.310||BVSc Farm Practical Work||0 credits|
|227.311||Farm Animal Population Health and Production||22 credits|
|227.312||Veterinary Infectious and Parasitic Diseases II||19 credits|
|227.313||Veterinary Anatomic and Clinical Pathology I||21 credits|
|227.314||Introductory Veterinary Clinical Studies II||16 credits|
|227.316||Small Animal and Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics I||18 credits|
|227.317||Integrative Studies in Veterinary Science V||12 credits|
|227.325||Integrative Studies in Veterinary Science IV||12 credits|
|227.410||BVSc Veterinary Practical Work||0 credits|
|227.411||Veterinary Anatomic and Clinical Pathology II||16 credits|
|227.412||Integrative Studies in Infectious Diseases||6 credits|
|227.413||Cattle Health, Production, Population Medicine and Therapeutics||12 credits|
|227.414||Small Animal and Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics II||25 credits|
|227.416||Integrative Studies in Farm Animal Production Medicine||12 credits|
|227.417||Small Animal and Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics III||25 credits|
|227.418||Integrative Studies in Veterinary Science VII||12 credits|
|227.425||Integrative Studies in Veterinary Science VI||12 credits|
|227.511||Veterinary Clinics and Public Health||120 credits|
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Last updated on Friday 06 September 2019