Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Credit Points: ||12.50 |
|Level: ||3 (Undergraduate) |
|Dates & Locations: || |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011: Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
|Pre-teaching Period Start ||not applicable |
|Teaching Period ||not applicable |
|Assessment Period End ||not applicable |
|Last date to Self-Enrol ||not applicable |
|Census Date ||not applicable |
|Last date to Withdraw without fail ||not applicable |
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment: ||Contact Hours: Lectures: 50 hours. Practicals: 15 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 110 hours
|Prerequisites: || Successful completion of all subjects in Year 2 of Bachelor of Veterinary Science course. |
|Corequisites: || Students must enrol in the following subjects: |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge: || Years 1 and 2 (Semesters 1-4) of the BVSc course. |
|Non Allowed Subjects: || |
|Core Participation Requirements: ||
Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty's Academic Requirements Statement http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/docs/CoreParticipationReqs.pdf
|Subject Overview: ||
- Diseases, preventive medicine and production of sheep, goats, deer and camelids;
- clinical examination;
- infectious, metabolic, nutritional, reproductive and parasitic diseases;
- diagnosis, treatment and preventive medicine.
Students completing this subject should be able to:
- ascertain if the welfare of sheep, goats, deer or camelids is compromised;
- suggest a list of differential diagnoses, in descending order of probability, from the history, epidemiology, clinical signs and/or lesions observed in individual sheep, goats, deer or camelids, or in flocks of these animals;
- submit appropriate samples for laboratory testing and interpret the test results for diseases and production limiting conditions that affect sheep, goats, deer and camelids;
- demonstrate competence in the analysis of farm financial performance and of animal health and production records;
- design a prevention program for diseases and production limiting conditions that commonly affect sheep, goats, deer and camelids; and
- develop a disease control program that includes a realistic prognosis, treatment advice, consideration of chemical residues, and for commercial flocks an economic appraisal of the proposed program.
- One 500-1000 word assignment to be submitted in the week following the intra-semester break (15%)
- One 2-hour written paper at the end of Semester 1 (40%)
- One 2-hour written paper at the end of Semester 2 (45%)
Students are required to pass the subject on aggregate mark
Satisfactory completion of the assignment is compulsory
|Prescribed Texts: ||None |
|Breadth Options: || |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information: ||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date |
|Related Course(s): ||
Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV) |