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Part A and Part B of this subject introduces students to the study of infectious agents as causes of disease in animals. The include 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.
- At the completion of Parts A and B of this subject, students should: Have a broad knowledge of science across a range of fields, with an in-depth understanding in one scientific discipline Understand the scientific method, and the history and evolution of scientific concepts Be intellectually curious and apply a rigorous, critical and logical approach to enquiry Be able to communicate ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats to both specialists and non-specialists Reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication Be efficient managers of information Apply technology to the analysis of biological problems
Last updated: 29 October 2019