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Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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This subject continues the study of parasitic infectious agents as causes of disease in animals. It includes the important features and life cycle considerations of common and important flatworm, protozoal and non-strongyloid nematode infections, the host-parasite interaction and the pathogenesis of disease, disease transmission and epidemiology, methods of diagnosis of parasitic disease as well as prevention, control and treatment.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Outline the broad groups of direct, food-borne and vector-borne parasites that are common and important in Australia and internationally, and explain impacts on animal health, public health, production and welfare
- Apply knowledge of parasite pathogenicity to identify clinical signs of common and important flatworm, protozoal and non-strongyloid nematode infections, and diagnose these parasites by choosing relevant samples to collect and selecting appropriate diagnostic tests
- Design adaptive, integrated parasite control programs for flatworm, protozoal and non-strongyloid nematode parasitic infections of domestic animals
- Identify potential host and environmental sources of parasitic zoonoses and advise on appropriate reporting response, diagnosis, prevention and control
On completion 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
- Be able to apply technology to the analysis of biological problems.
Last updated: 8 May 2021