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Topics in Animal Health (DASC20013)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDASC20013
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject explores major topics on animal health or relevance to the agricultural industries, domestic animal management and society in general. It focuses on the roles and perspectives of the personnel involved i.e. farmers, horse stud and stable workers, animal enterprise managers, laboratory workers and veterinarians. The topics include disease risks to humans (zoonotic diseases), organisational responses to disease outbreaks, bio-security, the epidemiology approach to eradication and control programs, evaluating diagnostic procedures, monitoring animal health, implications for animal enterprise management.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should have gained:

  • An understanding of the role of non-veterinary graduate in prevention, detection and management of health disorders in animals
  • Understand the biological basis of disease causality
  • Understand the processes of disease including inflammation and healing
  • Be familiar with diagnostic procedures
  • Be familiar with therapeutic techniques
  • Be familiar with epidemiological concepts and terminology
  • Understand the application of strategies of bio-security

Generic skills

On completion of the subject the students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Academic excellence
  • Greater in-depth understanding of scientific disciplines and of the practical and ethical aspects of working in animal health
  • Flexibility and level of transferable skills should be enhanced through improved time management
  • Enhanced ability to communicate their ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats

Last updated: 27 April 2017