Zoonoses And Infectious Disease VETMED5023

  • 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 understanding of the existence and properties microbiological, parasitic and other hazards of importance in veterinary public health

Timetable

This course consists of a taught block of one week, which includes lectures, tutorials. Students will attend semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

NONE

Excluded Courses

NONE

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 understanding of the existence and properties microbiological, parasitic and other hazards of importance in veterinary public health.

■ To provide participants with knowledge and comprehension of routes and vehicles of human exposure to these hazards, and of some means to mitigate exposure

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Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

 

■ Review and evaluate the major food-borne pathogens of humans and the animals from which they come.

 

■ Critically review how other pathogenic microorganisms derived from animals may cause infection in man.

 

■ Critically evaluate modes of transmission and outbreak potential of these pathogens.

 

■ Review the use of antimicrobials in veterinary public health.

 

■ Critically evaluate the role of the laboratory in Veterinary public health 6. Horizon scanning for new infectious disease threats from animals and their vectors.

 

■ Critically discuss key topics with reference to the scientific literature.

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.