Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 336 |
Total Time Commitment:
Satisfactory completion of all subjects at DVM1 level.
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
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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|Core Participation Requirements:||
Students should refer to the Core Participation Requirements statement for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:
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 - (19% of total subject assessment)
Unit 2 Veterinary Parasitology A - (16% of total subject assessment)
Unit 3 Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology A - (10% of total subject assessment)
Unit 4 Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology - (16.5% of total subject assessment)
Unit 5 Veterinary Parasitology B - (16% of total subject assessment)
Unit 6 Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology B - (12.5% of total subject assessment)
The passing of each unit on aggregate mark is a hurdle requirement.
In addition to the specific assessment of the Units (above):
Students are required to pass the subject on aggregate mark.
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine |
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