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This subject elaborates on the scientific basis of disease recognition in individual animals and populations of animals. It explores causes of disease in animal populations, the mechanisms of disease processes and their transmission, principles of biosecurity, and the scientific basis of technologies and procedures available for monitoring disease status (diagnostics). Students will acquire skills in a variety of techniques used to monitor the health of populations of animals (ELISA, PCR, microbiology), and will develop abilities in critical analysis of animal health related matters.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject aims to equip students with an understanding of techniques used to assess the health of individual animals and populations of animals, as well as an understanding of the biological basis of these tests. Students satisfactorily completing this subject will also acquire skills in performing a range of laboratory tests used in monitoring the health of populations of animals.
Last updated: 10 November 2019