Global Veterinary Medicine VETMED5006

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

To provide participants with knowledge and comprehension of veterinary public health issues arising from human-animal interaction.

Timetable

This course consists of a taught block of one week, which includes lectures, tutorials and site visits covering aspects of food production, food safety and veterinary medicine. In addition, there is private study time for take-home assignments. Students will attend semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

NONE

Excluded Courses

BIOL5212 Global Animal Production

Assessment

This course will be assessed on the basis 4 structured assignments given to the students during the taught course and completed by distance education.

Course Aims

To provide participants with knowledge and comprehension of veterinary public health issues arising from human-animal interaction. To provide participants with knowledge and comprehension of systems of food animal management, production marketing and tracing, including recognition and control of diseases of major veterinary public health relevance.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

■ By the end of this course, students will be able to:

■ Critically evaluate the potential public health risks and benefits of the various levels of human-animal interaction.

■ Summarise modern farming systems for production animal species and discuss their importance to veterinary public health and food security (including legislation).

■ Discuss methods of identification and tracing of food animals and illustrate their use in the national and international trade and movement of animals and animal products.

■ Critically evaluate the aetiology, epidemiology and presentation of common animal diseases and infections of major veterinary public health relevance.

■ Review strategies for managing disease and infection in animals for the purposes of animal and human health.

■ Explain the principles of farm assurance schemes and the importance of certification, quality assurance and legislation relating to the use of veterinary medicines in food animals.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.