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BSc (Hons) Animal Health and Disease (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 3800510021
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
TOEFL-PBT (min)577

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About this course

This major will help you develop an understanding of animal health and disease, genetics and biotechnology, disease surveillance, and animal behaviour and handling in the context of veterinary medicine, animal production and management, and animal science research.

This Animal Health and Disease major provides a pathway for you to pursue a career in areas like veterinary or animal science and research, animal production industries, disease surveillance and biosecurity, and animal welfare.

The Animal Health and Disease major provides a pathway for students interested in careers in veterinary medicine, research, animal production industries and government agencies, particularly in the increasingly important areas of disease surveillance and biosecurity. The major is also the first component of the University of Melbourne veterinary medicine program.

Studies in Animal Health and Disease will prepare you for a career in veterinary or animal research, animal production industries, disease surveillance and biosecurity, and animal care and welfare.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Clearly-in Rank 2016 Range of criteria used for selection Guide only
  • The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016.
  • The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.
  • Access Melbourne entry Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank.
  • Minimum ATAR 2017 50.00

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Course Modules

year 1

semester 1

  • chemistry 1
  • biology of cells and organisms
  • physics 1
  • breadth

semester 2

  • chemistry 2
  • genetic and the evolution of life
  • physics 2:life sciences and environment
  • breadth

year 2

semester 1

  • foundations of animal health 1
  • biochemistry and molecular biology
  • molecular analysis of cell function
  • breadth

semester 2

  • foundations of animal health 2
  • companion animal biology
  • comparative animal physiology (quota)
  • breadth/science

year 3

semester 1

  • veterinary bioscience :cells to systems
  • veterinary bioscience:digestive system
  • veterinary bioscience:metab &excretion
  • breadth

semester 2

  • veterinary bioscience:cardiovasc system
  • veterinary bioscience:respiration system
  • animal health or production systems
  • breadth/science








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How to Apply

  • Studying Year 12 in Australia
    You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA
  • Current University of Melbourne international students
    If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • All other international students
    You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.
  • International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students
  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.
  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

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