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Hazards to Human and Animal Health - VETS7008

Year - 2019

After completing Hazards to Human and Animal Health, students will be able to: Describe the key elements of risk assessment and the concepts of hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) intervention; List sources of chemical contamination of food of animal origin and describe how to detect, monitor and prevent these; Explain how the national residue survey works; Discuss the microbial hazards in food of animal origin and the means by which they affect humans, and identify critical control points; Summarise key points of the current antibiotic resistance debate concerning the implications for public health of antibiotic use in animals; Describe critical aspects of important zoonotic diseases acquired by humans by ingestion of animal products and other routes of exposure and identify possible means of prevention; Analyse the factors that influence the emergence of new diseases and discuss changes that need to be implemented in animal and human health surveillance; List the notifiable animal diseases (endemic and emergency) in Australia and discuss the rationale and process for notification and control; describe global trends in livestock disease distribution - both in time and space; Describe the disease control programs for a range of current animal diseases and discuss their health, welfare and political ramifications.

Online (Sem 1, weeks 1 - 7)

Individual report (45%); Article Review (10%); Group Assignment (30%); Participation (15%).

No specific textbook is essential for this unit of study.


Faculty: Science

Semester 1a

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 22 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Program Academic Supervisor: Prof Michael Ward Instructor(s): Siobhan Mor
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