Animal Health Data Management (VETS7016)

UNIT OF STUDY

After studying this unit students will be able to: Describe the important characteristics of the main epidemiological data types; Develop a data-collection form for an epidemiological study; Design a simple relational database for recording animal health-related data; Manage data in a computer spreadsheet, including importing, exporting, recoding, transforming and summarising data; Undertake descriptive analysis of data using computer spreadsheets or other appropriate software; Undertake descriptive analysis of data using computer spreadsheets or other appropriate software.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

Online (Semester 1 Weeks 8-14)

Assessment

Participation in weekly online discussions and learning activities (15%); group assignment (30%); individual assignment (55%)

Textbooks

Data management for animal health. Cameron A. Sergeant ESG. Baldock FC AusVet Animal Health Services, Brisbane 2004
Veterinary Epidemiologic Research, Dohoo, I., Martin, W. and Stryhn, H. 2nd edition, VER Inc., Charlottetown 2009. Veterinary Epidemiology Thrusfield, M. 3E06, 2007 Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.