- Online study mode
- Complete either 2 subjects per semester over one year or 1 subject per semester over two years*
- You will receive ongoing support when completing studies with enquiries answered within 24hrs during the working week
Optional practical workshops will be offered during the course for those wanting to practice hands-on techniques. Workshops will incur an additional fee. You do not have to attend the workshops to complete the degree.
Course Start Dates
- Semester 1 (12 teaching weeks) including: Monday 26 February – Sunday 27 May 2018
- Semester 2 (12 teaching weeks) including: Monday 23 July – Sunday 21 October 2018
|Semester 2 - 2017|
|Cardiovascular & Respiratory EmergenciesCore||12.5|
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Emergencies
This subject focuses on initial patient assessment, resuscitation, cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies as well as the pathophysiological principles and interpretation of blood gases and acid-base. The subject will cover the fundamental pathophysiological and clinical aspects of these areas. Specifically, identification and management of shock, cardiac failure, pericardial tamponade, respiratory compromise and ventilatory failure will be addressed. Students will build on knowledge that was acquired as an undergraduate and develop a deeper understanding and improved clinical confidence in these areas. On completion of this subject students will have developed the knowledge necessary ...
Detailed Information VETS90036
|Semester 1 - 2018|
|Abdominal & Urogenital EmergenciesCore||12.5|
Abdominal & Urogenital Emergencies
This subject focuses on abdominal, gastrointestinal, and urogenital emergencies. This subject will increase understanding of both pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions; acute abdomen, pancreatitis, liver failure, gastrointestinal foreign bodies, gastric dilation and volvulus, pyometra, dystocia, acute renal failure, and urethral obstruction. Both fundamental pathophysiological and clinical aspects of these areas will be covered allowing students to build on knowledge that was acquired as an undergraduate leading to a deeper understanding and improved clinical confidence in these areas.
Detailed Information VETS90037
|Semester 2 - 2018|
|Haemato, Neurologic & Global ConditionsCore||12.5|
Haemato, Neurologic & Global Conditions
This subject focuses on neurologic, musculo-skeletal, haematological, endocrine, global emergencies and transfusion medicine. This subject will increase understanding of both pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions; traumatic brain injury, spinal trauma, open fractures, traumatic wounds, burns, hyperthermia, toxicities, coagulopathies, IMHA, IMT, anaphylaxis, diabetes ketoacidosis, Addisonian crisis, and transfusion of red cells and plasma. Both fundamental pathophysiological and clinical aspects of these areas will be covered allowing students to build on knowledge that was acquired as an undergraduate leading to a deeper understanding and improved clinical confi...
Detailed Information VETS90038
|Semester 1 - 2019|
|CPR, Eye Emergencies & Practical ECCCore||12.5|
CPR, Eye Emergencies & Practical ECC
In this subject will focus on the practical aspects of ECC including but not limited to: RECOVER guidelines for basic and advanced CPR along with common ophthalmic emergencies, monitoring, imaging, cytology and technical procedures, anaesthesia, analgesia and nutrition for the emergency and critical care patient. Specifically techniques in CPR, emergency radiography, ultrasound and cytology interpretation, jugular and arterial catheter placement and chest drain placement, nasal, oesophageal tube placement and nutrition plans and options for parenteral nutrition will be included in this subject.
Detailed Information VETS90039