Animal Health & Disease

The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Entry requirements & Prerequisites This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements. You can read more on the the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended pages.
Available through the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended

Important information
Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Melbourne
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
See map

What you'll learn on the course

Veterinary
Veterinary Medicine
Surveillance
Production

Course programme

Animals play significant roles in the lives of people and communities, including livestock for food production and pets for companionship. The management of animal health and welfare has wide-ranging implications for areas such as biosecurity, public health, food production and wildlife.

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.

After successful completion of your second-year studies in the Bachelor of Science at Melbourne, you can apply for entry to the Veterinary Bioscience specialisation, which is the prerequisite specialisation for entry into the graduate degree at Melbourne.

Careers

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.