Would you feel comfortable carrying out a dissection or vivisection if it was a graded part of your university course?
This short, student-produced documentary explains the "conscientious objection" policy currently proposed by UMAPS (the University of Melbourne Animal Protection Society).
This policy would allow students who feel uncomfortable with any kind of animal experimentation to opt-out of such assessment without punishment, and afford them the right to complete an alternative, equally valuable task.
Whilst students should always be afforded their rights, could these future animal science students be sacrificing valuable practical experience?
*Please note: this video was produced in 2012 at The University of Melbourne for student assessment purposes.