Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Approximately 10-14 hours per week over an 8-week period |
Total Time Commitment:
Approximately 112 hours per semester
The following subjects are prerequisites:
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2012
Not offered in 2012
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Information learned in the prior modules of this course
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This subject focuses on highly contagious livestock epidemics.
Several diseases of domestic mammals are recognised to be of particular importance, due especially to high rates of transmission and/or morbidity and mortality. These include the “vesicular diseases”: foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), Vesicular Stomatitis (VS), and Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD), and two serious diseases of swine: classical swine fever (CSF) and African swine fever (ASF). These diseases have been responsible for two of the most serious animal disease emergencies in recent time, viz. the CSF epidemic in the Netherlands in 1997-98 and the FMD epidemic in the UK in 2001.
This module will use online lecture notes and study materials to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the course of several historical vesicular disease epidemics, including the practical diagnostic challenges presented during them. Accordingly, it will deepen the understanding gained from Modules 1 and 4.
On completion of this subject, students will have gained:
Students will be assessed for participation in weekly forum discussions, group assignment in week 5 and final written exam in week 9 and 10. You will be required to identify a university near you where you can be supervised while sitting the exam.
The assessment components of this subject are:
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Students will use a reading list of scientific articles from the current literature.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:
Reliable internet access with at least a medium speed connection and a personal computer are essential for undertaking this online program. The content is accessed through your web browser. Microsoft Office™ and Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent software packages are necessary for assessment tasks, assignments and some class exercises.
Master of Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Diseases) |
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