Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Credit Points: ||6.25 |
|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: 42 hours. Practicals: 9 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 90 hours
|Prerequisites: || Successful completion of all subjects in Year 2 of Bachelor of Veterinary Science course. |
|Corequisites: || Students must enrol in the following subject: |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge: || Years 1 and 2 (Semesters 1-4) of the BVSc course |
|Non Allowed Subjects: ||None |
|Core Participation Requirements: ||
Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty's Academic Requirements Statement.
|Subject Overview: ||
This subject covers:
- Veterinary epidemiology.
- Economics and decision making.
- Introduction to diagnostic methods.
- Statistics and systems analysis.
- Animal breeding and genetic improvement.
- Permanent identification of dogs, cats and horses (microchips).
- Principles of:
- Surgery in diagnosis;
- Wound closure techniques;
- Radiography; and
Students completing this subject should:
- understand the concepts of epidemiology;
- be aware of factors which influence patterns of disease;
- be familiar with the techniques of data acquisition and analysis and the uses and limitations of statistical information;
- be able to undertake epidemiological investigations of animal disease outbreaks;
- be able to provide economic reasoning in decision making when dealing with animal production systems;
- be able to design a simple breeding program for animals;
- understand the principles of selection for genetic improvement in various animal production systems;
- be able to advise on the use of reproductive technologies to improve the rate of genetic gain;
- further develop computer skills and skills in integrating material from previous subjects;
- understand the principles and practical approach to microchipping dogs, cats and horses;
- understand the principles and applications of endoscopy, surgery as a diagnostic tool, radiography and ultrasonography; and
- consolidate their knowledge of veterinary public health, especially as it relates to food production systems and to zoonotic diseases and emerging diseases.
- One 1-hour written paper at the end of Semester 1 (45%)
- One 1-hour written paper after Semester 2 intra-semester break (45%)
- Assessment of practical exercises (10%) during semesters
Students are required to pass the subject on aggregate marks
|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) |