Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 336 |
Total Time Commitment:
Passes in all subjects at DVM1
Students must enrol in the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
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This course assumes prior knowledge in one or more discipline of science. All students will be expected to be familiar with the principles of scientific thinking, hypothesis development, experimental design, and data collection, analysis and interpretation.
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Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty's Academic Requirements Statement http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/docs/CoreParticipationReqs.pdf
CoordinatorAssoc Prof James Gilkerson
This subject introduces students to the study of infectious agents as causes of disease in animals. It includes as appropriate, taxonomic and life cycle considerations of arthropods, nematodes, trematodes and cestodes, protozoa, fungi, bacteria and viruses; the host-parasite interaction and the pathogenesis of disease, disease transmission and epidemiology, methods of diagnosis of infectious disease as well as vaccination and treatment. This understanding is then applied to the public health and food safety context where the focus is on promotion and protection of human health; and to the herd or flock level, where the multifactorial nature of disease is reviewed, and techniques for measurement and prediction of disease prevalence and population health are introduced.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
Six units will be undertaken in this subject:
Unit 1 (Veterinary Microbiology, Immunology and Virology)
Unit 2 (Veterinary Parasitology A)
Unit 3 (Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology A)
Unit 4 Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
Unit 5 (Veterinary Parasitology B)
Unit 6 (Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology B)
The passing of each unit on aggregate mark is a hurdle requirement.
Students are required to pass the subject on aggregate mark.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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