Course level





Veterinary Science School




Two Semesters

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 6 Practical or Laboratory hours


Enrolment restricted to Veterinary Science students only

Assessment methods

Theory ESE 1st and 2nd semester; Practical handling exams 1st and 2nd semester; husbandry assignment on select species; completion of GVEC farm safety awareness training package

Course coordinator

Dr Brandon Fraser & Mr Rod Verrall

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This is a foundation course in the BVSc training programme. It will provide students with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the behaviour and husbandry of domestic and non-domestic animals commonly attended by veterinarians. The course also introduces students to key concepts in animal welfare, particularly as it relates to animal management. Students will gain the required skills to enable them to competently handle and restrain common domestic animal species. After completing this training students will have the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for them to successfully complete their preclinical extramural studies placements.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile