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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies
MVS

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with at least a B grade average, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;

(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree;

and including:

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree;

(d) at least 60 credits at 800 level;

(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies is awarded with or without a subject.

4. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits, including 60 credits at 800-level, in a subject. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule to the Degree.

5. The subjects available are: Conservation Veterinary Medicine, Epidemiology, Veterinary Pathology, and Veterinary Public Health.

Student Progression

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

7. For progression to Part Two of the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies, candidates must have maintained at least a B grade average in the first 60 credits of study.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, 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 the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science or Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

11. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provision specified in Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who commenced study towards the Master of Veterinary Studies prior to January 2021 and have completed at least 45 credits may be permitted variation in excess of the stated limits.

12. These transition arrangements expire on 31 December 2024.

13. In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

Schedule for the Master of Veterinary Studies

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Elective courses

700-level courses selected from the 117, 118, 194 course prefix series

Subjects

Conservation Veterinary Medicine (180 credits)

90 credits from

118.728 Wildlife Health 60 credits
R 116.728

118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits
R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

30 credits from

118.716 Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 30 credits
R 118.721 and 195.721

232.704 Wildlife Disease 30 credits

232.705 Captive Breeding and Management 30 credits

Epidemiology (180 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

118.716 Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 30 credits
R 118.721 and 195.721

118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits
R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits
P 118.785 R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

60 credits from

118.705 Decision Making with Animal Health Data 15 credits
R 118.722, 118.718

118.706 Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 15 credits
P 118.716 R 118.816, 118.821

118.708 Current Topics in Epidemiological Methods and Data Analysis 15 credits
P 118.785, 118.716 R 118.717, 118.721

118.854 Advanced Topics in Epidemiologic Data Analysis 15 credits
P 118.716, 118.785 R 118.816, 118.817, 118.821

161.743 Statistical Reliability and Survival Analysis 15 credits

Veterinary Pathology (180 credits)

120 credits from

118.724 Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology 2 60 credits
P 118.731 R 116.724

118.731 Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology 1 60 credits
R 116.721

Veterinary Public Health (180 credits)

105 credits from

118.716 Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 30 credits
R 118.721 and 195.721

118.726 Veterinary Public Health 60 credits
R 116.726

118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits
R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

At least 15 credits from

118.705 Decision Making with Animal Health Data 15 credits
R 118.722, 118.718

118.706 Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 15 credits
P 118.716 R 118.816, 118.821

118.708 Current Topics in Epidemiological Methods and Data Analysis 15 credits
P 118.785, 118.716 R 118.717, 118.721

118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits
P 118.785 R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

118.854 Advanced Topics in Epidemiologic Data Analysis 15 credits
P 118.716, 118.785 R 118.816, 118.817, 118.821

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

120 credits from

118.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

118.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 118.897

118.899 Thesis 120 credits

60 credits from

118.811 Research Report 60 credits

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