Why study the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Do you have a passion to work in Animal Health and Welfare? In the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology you will study animal handling, welfare and behaviour, clinical aspects of small and large animal health, veterinary surgical nursing principles, and veterinary practice management.

As a veterinary technology student you will gain skills in routine laboratory and clinical support procedures including: veterinary radiography and diagnostic practices; anaesthesia; surgery; clinical pathology and pharmacology; nutrition; veterinary therapeutics; and animal reproduction. Students will also develop knowledge and professional skills in animal management, technology and welfare that can be used beyond the clinical setting, e.g. in the regulatory, industry, academic sectors.

Summary

  • Program code
    2387
  • 787309
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 7

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English plus one of Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Courses and Programs

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Undergraduate Study Guide 2018

Undergraduate Study Guide 2018

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Entry Options Guide 2018

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