Aquatic Animal Epidemiology (VETS7014)

UNIT OF STUDY

After studying this unit, you will be able to: apply epidemiological concepts to farmed and wild aquatic animals; explain the requirements of import risk analysis for aquatic animals and identify sources of aquatic animal health data; explain the requirements of aquatic animal disease surveillance and targeted surveys; design analytic epidemiological studies; explain sources of bias in aquatic animal systems; contribute to investigations of fish kills.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Online (Semester 1 Weeks 8-14)

Assessment

Participation in weekly online discussions (15%), group assignment (40%); individual assignment (45%).

Textbooks

Veterinary Epidemiology, Thrusfield, M., 3E06, 2007 Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK Veterinary Epidemiologic Research, Dohoo, I., Martin, W. and Stryhn, H., 2nd edition (2009), AVC, Canada

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Corequisites

VETS7005

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