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Disease Investigation at Farm Level (VETS90092)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90092
April - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Correctly identifying an emergency animal disease on the farm, interpreting the circumstances precipitating its appearance, and devising immediate control measures in anticipation of a larger campaign, lie at the heart of a response.

Lectures, tutorials, and a practical exercise will train students in ascertaining and recording epidemiological history, clinical details and the performance of a post mortem examination. These will form the background to designing an immediate on-farm response.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will have gained:

  • Detailed knowledge of history-taking, clinical examination, post-mortem examination and sampling needed at farm level where an EAD is suspected
  • Understanding of environmental and management factors as they impact on disease dynamics
  • Knowledge of risk-factor analysis as it applies to the design of a disease response at farm level

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Integration of knowledge from various sources

Last updated: 21 December 2018