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  • Locations: Nelspruit, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Mid-Semester Break 1, Mid-Semester Break 2, Semester 2
  • Restrictions: Only Study Overseas applicants may apply through GLAS
  • Budget Sheets: Mid-Semester Break 1, Mid-Semester Break 2
  • Please read the Program Description for how to apply.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Click here for a definition of this term Study Areas: Animal Science
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Sciences Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
 
 
Biosecurity 2020
 

Offered by the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, this Study Tour to South Africa is organised by Dr Wayne Boardman. All three trips in 2020 are based at a game farm east of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga province less than one hour from Kruger National Park.

The course will consist of many days capturing, moving and sedating wildlife, assisting with health checks on wildlife and domestic animals, participating in lectures on pathology, pharmacology and diseases, visiting wildlife rehabilitation centres and national parks and reserves and provide veterinary support for local farmers and local dog owners by assisting in the rabies vaccination programmes in the communities. Students help to raise funds to support the Sitayatuku farmers project and the Endangered Wildlife Trust to support their conservation programmes. We have raised over $25,000 so far.

Students will be able to see applied biosecurity in action in an area where transboundary diseases are common and witness game farming and wildlife management. Some animals will be restrained, health checked and tested for transboundary diseases such as Bovine tuberculosis, Foot and Mouth disease and Lumpy skin disease. Other animals will be anaesthetised for veterinary management and conservation purposes. The trip also provides students with an opportunity to get a better understanding of ecosystem management, veterinary diseases exotic to Australia and learn about the various conservation issues in Southern Africa.

Days will be very long and the experiences memorable.

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Dates

This program is being offered three times in 2020:

5-18 April, 2020 (Mid-Semester Break 1) Nelspruit: count towards EMS requirements or DVM Elective Topic (DVM 3 students only)

6-19 September, 2020 (Semester 2 before mid-semester 2 break) Nelspruit: count towards EMS requirements or DVM Elective Topic (DVM 3 students only)

20 September-3 October, 2020 (mid-semester 2 break) Nelspruit: either count towards EMS requirements or DVM Elective Topic or as SCIENCE 3500


The advertised dates of this program are indicative only and may be subject to change. The Faculty governing this study tour will confirm exact program dates once students have been selected for the program.



Cost

The program fee is estimated to be AUD $3,850. Follow the appropriate link below to see the program fee cost breakdown.

This pricing is indicative only and subject to change. All costs are estimates until finalised. Final costs, and information on the cancellation and refund policy can be found when making payment on the Online Shop managed by your School.

Students will also need to pay for overnight accommodation costs and expenses if they arrive on Saturday before travelling to the host facility on the Sunday before the course starts. 

Elective Students only: you must enrol into the following course VET SC 7306RW - DVM Elective Topic. The usual tuition fees apply for this course in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.

Students will need to cover their own international airfares in addition to the study tour program listed above.

Students will need to pay a deposit of AUD $750 to secure their place on the program.




Financial Assistance:

Eligible students may be able to access up to AUD $6,913 of funding from an OS-HELP loan. Please review the Study Overseas website to check your eligibility to receive funding and how to apply. 

Please note that there will be a limited number of OS-HELP Loans available in 2020, and some applicants may not be eligible for an OS-HELP Loan. OS-HELP loans can only be processed once students have submitted their loan application forms and have met all eligibility requirements. Once approved, it can take 3-4 weeks for approved students to receive the funding.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided by the University of Adelaide to students in this program free of charge.




Academic Credit

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students:
DVM 2 students may apply for the second September scheduled (20th Sept – 3rd Oct) trip, however, places will be limited if they are available. If approved, DVM 2 students may count this study tour towards their DVM EMS requirements.
DVM 3 students, once approved, can count this study tour towards either their DVM Elective Topic or DVM EMS requirements. Students participating in the trip with the intention of counting it towards their DVM Elective Topic requirements must enrol into VET SC 7306RW - DVM Elective Topic in the corresponding teaching period. The usual tuition fees apply for this course in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.
This trip cannot count for the 2 week Production Animal Species requirement and is considered a Specialist Practice (not a First Opinion Practice).
 
B.Sc (Animal Science) and B.Sc (Wildlife Conservation Biology) students:
Students studying a Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) or Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology) program may apply for the second September scheduled (20th Sept – 3rd Oct) trip, however, places will be limited if they are available. Students must be eligible to enrol into the 3 unit elective course, SCIENCE 3500 Science International Study Tour, and must be on track to have completed 48 units of study by the time the study tour departs. After accepting their place in the study tour, students will be enrolled into this course. The usual tuition fees do apply in addition to the study tour program fee.




Application and Deadlines

Though students are likely to have been pre-selected for this program, you will need to apply for this study tour through the GLAS application linked to this program brochure. You should take care to complete all available questionnaires and materials as these are requirements of students of the University of Adelaide wishing to participate in international programs.

Additionally, after clicking the 'Apply Now' button, please note there are three separate programs April (mid- semester 1 break), early September (Semester 2 before mid-semester 2 break), and late September (mid-semester break 2). Students should select the appropriate trip.


Deadline for application submission: January 14 for the April program, January 31 for the Semester 2 program, February 17 for the Mid-Semester 2 Break program

Students will need to pay a deposit of AUD$750 to secure their place on the program.



Further Information

For more information about this program, please contact Dr Wayne Boardman at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

For more information about applications, OS-Help funding, insurance, and other details, please contact Study Overseas.


 


Please read the Program Description for how to apply.