Animal Disease (VETS3242)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit extends and integrates knowledge in Principles of Disease, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Veterinary Pharmacology. The Unit is presented in a series of disease cases in a herd or individual animal. For each case, students work through causative agents, differential diagnosis, diagnostic techniques and arrive at treatment and control solutions. The course includes diseases caused by a wide range of infectious organisms, as well as nutritional and genetic disease in a range of animals of veterinary interest. Please note that students must be vaccinated against Q Fever in order to participate in some of the practical classes in this unit of study. Students who are not vaccinated against Q Fever will be required to do an additional assessment task in lieu of attending these practical classes.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

lectures: 63 hrs; practicals: 22 hrs; group work: 14 hrs

Assessment

intra-semester: assignments (10%); 1 x exam (15%) end of semester: 1 x final exam (75%)

Textbooks

VETS3242 Unit of Study Guide and course notes Animal Disease which contain a list of readings suitable for each case.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

VETS3040, VETS3041

Assumed knowledge: Veterinary Science semesters 1 to 5

Prohibitions

VETS3038

Corequisites

VETS3039

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