Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
This subject focuses on emergency diseases of poultry and aquatic species.
The poultry and aquatic industries share several features in common with respect to emergency animal disease. These include the high stocking densities of susceptible animals and the dependence upon effective biosecurity to prevent disease outbreaks. If this biosecurity breaks down, or new diseases or strains are introduced, massive mortalities may result, the foremost recent examples being the continuing H5N1 epidemic in poultry and the recurring outbreaks of White Spot Syndrome (WSS) in shrimp.
This subject will use online lecture notes and study materials to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the major emergency diseases of poultry and aquatics. Accordingly, it will deepen the understanding gained from VETS50003 Selection and Interpretation of Lab Tests and VETS50006 Epidemiology of Epidemics, and expand on the understanding from VETS50007 Emergency Animal Disease 1, VETS50008 Emergency Animal Diseases 2 and VETS50009 Emergency Animal Diseases 3.
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. Students will be required to arrange an appropriate venue (e.g. a nearby university) to sit this assessment under supervised examination conditions.
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Students will use a reading list of scientific articles from the current literature, which will be provided on-line.
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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.
Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health (EAD) |
Master of Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Diseases)
Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health (EAD)
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