The Animal Health and disease major will provide an avenue for students wishing to pursue careers or research in the animal health, wildlife, and production industries. Graduates of this major will develop understandings of the role of animal health in maintaining the health of human populations, wildlife populations and the health of production animals, at the same time developing skills in laboratory techniques important in the diagnosis and surveillance of disease in animal populations. Students will gain experience that prepares them for the workplace by participating in laboratory activities and industry engagement via workshops and site visits.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Animal Health and Disease major should be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of biological science, as it applies to the structure, function, health and disease processes of animals and birds, and of the diagnostic processes used to determine the health status of animals and birds;
- Explain the role of animal health in assuring the health of human populations both in Australia and globally;
- Demonstrate the capacity to work effectively in small group teams to develop solutions to animal health related case studies;
- Communicate effectively the principles of animal health to a variety of audiences;
- Demonstrate a range of technical skills appropriate to laboratory assessment of animal health.
Last updated: 30 March 2021