Course level





Veterinary Science School




Two Semesters

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour


VETS2007; VETS2008; ANIM2503


Enrolment restricted to Veterinary Science students only

Assessment methods

Two theory examinations (40% each), one at the end of each semester, plus a practical assessment (20%) in semester 2. Viva voce clinical integration exam.

Course coordinator

Prof Paul Mills

Current course offerings

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Semester 1, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course provides training in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology on a body systems basis, i.e. how exogenously derived chemical agents affect various organ systems and animals as a whole. It develops students understanding of pathophysiological and pharmacological principles involved in actions of these chemicals, before moving on to developing skills in the applied and/or therapeutic aspects of this information, including routes of delivery and practical application. This will include therapeutics and introductory anaesthesia training as a prelude to clinical medicine, and dose calculations, fluid therapy and acid-base therapeutics.

Archived offerings

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Semester 1, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile