Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
All students are to enrol in the Year Long availability of this subject, unless directed by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 336 |
Total Time Commitment:
Satisfactory completion of all subjects at DVM1 level.
Study Period Commencement:
Year Long, Semester 2
Year Long, Semester 2
All students are to enrol in the Year Long availabilities of these corequisite subjects, unless directed by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
This subject 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.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Refer to the Core Participation Requirements statement within the course entry for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:
CoordinatorDr Aaron Jex
Subject Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit 1 Veterinary Microbiology, Immunology and Virology -
- Prof James Gilkerson (email@example.com)
Unit 2 Veterinary Parasitology A -
- Dr Abdul Jabbar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unit 3 Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology A -
- Dr Simon Firestone (email@example.com)
Unit 4 Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology -
- Dr Marc Marenda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Unit 5 Veterinary Parasitology B -
- Dr Rebecca Traub (email@example.com)
Unit 6 Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology B -
- Assoc Prof Jo Devlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 - (11.5% 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 - (11% 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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