University of Sydney Handbooks - 2021 Archive

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Learning Outcomes

Veterinary Medicine

Graduates of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine will:

  1. Investigate, analyse and interpret data to generate knowledge and to make evidence-based decisions in veterinary science.
  2. Apply a professional, ethical and socially responsible approach to all aspects of veterinary professional activity to advocate for and improve animal health, welfare, production and performance.
  3. Integrate evidence and apply clinical reasoning skills to develop a diagnostic framework and formulate solutions to problems affecting animal health, welfare, production and performance.
  4. Develop treatment, diagnostic and prognostic recommendations that consider animal and client needs, available resources, financial, legal and regulatory requirements and the social and cultural context.
  5. Promote wellness and preventative care, perform veterinary diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures and formulate posttreatment management strategies.
  6. Design and implement prevention and control programs for common animal disorders.
  7. Identify and respond to issues at the human, animal and environment interface and contribute to one health, food security and biosecurity.
  8. Attend to and promote the health, well-being and professional development of themselves and others in order to provide care of the highest standard.
  9. Communicate with, educate, collaborate and lead colleagues, clients and the public, effectively and with compassion, in diverse social and cultural contexts.