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Unit of study_

VETS6204: Principles of Animal Disease A

A fundamental understanding of disease and dysfunction is critical to applying principles of preventative and therapeutic interventions in veterinary practice. This unit of study provides a thorough grounding in knowledge and skills for a wide range of veterinary disciplines including veterinary pathology, veterinary clinical pathology, immunology, veterinary microbiology, veterinary parasitology, animal behaviour, veterinary pharmacology and veterinary diagnostic imaging. An integrated multi-disciplinary approach will highlight the underlying pathophysiology and aetiopathogenesis of clinical and subclinical disease affecting several major body systems. This unit will emphasise a pathobiological approach to investigations providing a logical diagnostic framework to facilitate students' understanding of disease and disease investigation. This unit of study will utilise scenarios from companion animals, production animals and wildlife to contextualise problems involving haematology, disorders of growth, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, urinary system pathology and endocrine system pathology as well as behavioural manifestations during disease. The use of case-based scenarios will motivate and direct students to develop the concepts and principles underscoring therapeutics and disease control and management programs. The unit provides the foundation for integrated parasite/pest management (IPM) strategies. In addition, vector-, water- and food- borne diseases and transboundary diseases will be included enabling students to understand their relevance to the human-animal bond, public health, trade and biosecurity. Reinforcing the development and maintenance of normal structure and function will highlight abnormalities associated with specific clinical presentations and disease entities. This unit of study integrates with the concepts and skills taught within VETS6203 (Research and Enquiry 2A) and VETS6202 (Professional skills 2A) to prepare students for the clinical units of study in DVM 3.

Details

Academic unit School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Unit code VETS6204
Unit name Principles of Animal Disease A
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 12

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108
Corequisites
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VETS6202 and VETS6203
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Rachael Beverley Gray, rachael.gray@sydney.edu.au
Guest lecturer(s) Linda Jean Vogelnest , linda.vogelnest@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Mark Krockenberger , mark.krockenberger@sydney.edu.au
Peter Bennett, peter.bennett@sydney.edu.au
Marianne Dorothea Keller, marianne.keller@sydney.edu.au
Mariano Makara, mariano.makara@sydney.edu.au
Merran Govendir, merran.govendir@sydney.edu.au
Katrina Bosward, katrina.bosward@sydney.edu.au
Jan Slapeta, jan.slapeta@sydney.edu.au
David Emery, david.emery@sydney.edu.au
Graeme Kimble Brown, graeme.brown@sydney.edu.au
Rachael Beverley Gray, rachael.gray@sydney.edu.au
Jacqui Norris, jacqui.norris@sydney.edu.au
Luisa Helena Monteiro de Miranda, luisa.miranda@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam Online practical examination
See Canvas for more details
15% Formal exam period 1 hour
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Final exam Final online exam - Theory paper 1
See Canvas for more details
25% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Final exam Final online exam - Theory paper 2
See Canvas for more details
25% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Participation Active participation in all RLAs
100% participation at Required Learning Activities (RLAs)
0% Ongoing See Canvas
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Online task Disorders of growth online quiz
20 MCQ questions completed in Canvas
1.25% Week 03
Due date: 05 Mar 2020

Closing date: 12 Mar 2020
70 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Online task Dermatology online quiz
20 x MCQ questions completed in Canvas
1.25% Week 06
Due date: 02 Apr 2020

Closing date: 09 Apr 2020
70 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
In-semester test Intrasemester examination
See Canvas for more details
10% Week 09
Due date: 27 Apr 2020
30 minute
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment group assignment Visual learning tool assignment
Students will research a disease and develop a visual learning tool
20% Week 11
Due date: 17 May 2020
See canvas
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task Gastrointestinal problems online quiz
15 x MCQ completed in Canvas
1.25% Week 12
Due date: 21 May 2020

Closing date: 28 May 2020
60 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task Urinary tract & endocrine system online quiz
20 x MCQ completed in Canvas
1.25% Week 14 (STUVAC)
Due date: 28 May 2020

Closing date: 04 Jun 2020
70 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
group assignment = group assignment ?

Intra-semester online exam and quizzes: questions on completed module content

Visual learning tool assisgnment: in a group of 3 students, develop a visual learning tool about an agent of disease

Final online exam: 2 final papers. See Canvas for more details

Practical online examination: 2 components. See Canvas for more details. 

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

Student has an extensive understanding of animal health, welfare and disease, and disease investigation, control and management. Student demonstrates an exceptional ability to apply the relevant concepts to a wide variety of clinical scenarios.

Distinction

75 - 84

Student can analyse a case involving a disease situation in either an individual animal or herd, and demonstrates the ability to integrate key concepts to respond effectively to multifaceted situations encountered.

Credit

65 - 74

Student can demonstrate and apply their understanding of key concepts in a range of standard situations encountered in veterinary work.

Pass

50 - 64

Student can accurately describe the key concepts of health and disease in a range of standard situations encountered in veterinary work. 

Fail

0 - 49

Student demonstrates a very limited knowledge of the role of the veterinary profession in relation to human and animal health anlimited ability to apply understanding of key concepts to real world situations encountered in the management of diseases encountered in veterinary work.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week -01 Introduction to disorders of growth: congenital vs acquired; controlled vs uncontrolled (1 hr) LO1 LO2
Key stages of embryo / foetus development (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6
Germs to worms (2 hr) LO3 LO6 LO7
Identifying gross and microscopic lesions (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week -02 Introduction to Principles of Animal Disease (1 hr) LO3 LO4
Introduction to veterinary haematology and clinical pathology (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Germs to worms 1- prions to fungi (1 hr)  
Germs to worms 2- protozoa to worms (1 hr) LO3 LO5 LO6 LO7
Using haematology and clinical pathology to diagnose disease 1 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Using haematology and clinical pathology to diagnose disease 2 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Fundamental concepts in pharmacology (2 hr) LO4 LO7
Haematological case studies (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Parasitologic techniques (2 hr) LO1 LO3 LO6 LO7
Week 01 Concepts of congenital anomalies (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Controlled disorders of growth-diagnostic pathology (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Molecular basis of neoplasia- initiation / progression (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Molecular basis of neoplasia- viral oncogenesis (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Development and congenital disorders of growth - case studies - anatomical basis (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Uncontrolled disorders of growth (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Congenital disorders of growth (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 02 Diagnostic pathology and the management of neoplasia (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Uncontrolled disorders of growth-neoplasia (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Molecular basis of neoplasia-understadning metastasis (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Neoplasia-diagnostic pathology (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Pathogenesis of neoplasia-case studies (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Diagnostic pathology in assessing intervention in neoplasia -case studies (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Neoplasia: case studies (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Module summary and discussions across disciplines. (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Haematology revisited (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Week 03 The dermatologic exam, review of skin structure and defences and clinical investigation of pruritis, erythema and alopecia L1 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
The dermatologic exam, review of skin structure and defences and clinical investigation of pruritis, erythema and alopecia L2 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Role of microbes in pruritis (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO6
Introduction to dermopathology (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
What's bugging you? Parasitic agents of skin disease (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO7
Microbial causes of skin ulceration, crusting and alopecia (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Otitis externa (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
The pruritis threshold (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Parasitic agents causing ulceration and crusting-introduction to ectoparasites (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO7
Microbial agents of skin disease (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Week 04 Developing a diagnostic framework for skin ulceration and crusting (1 hr)  
Fleas-Introduction to Flea tutorial 1 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Fleas-Introduction to Flea tutorial 2 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Pruritic skin disease-FLEAS: Introduction to ectoparasites and intergrated parasite management (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Introduction to skin therapeutic agents (2 hr) LO4 LO7
Ulcerative and crusting skin diseases-parasitic agents of disease (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Other agents causing ulceration and alopecia (burns, mycobacterium, acral lick) (2 hr) LO4 LO7
TBA (1 hr)  
Microbial agents of skin disease (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Week 05 Large animal ectoparasites-flies, ticks, flystrike (1 hr) LO4 LO7
Parasitic agents causing alopecia (mites) (1 hr) LO2 LO4 LO7
Overarching framework for skin masses (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Other causes of ulceration and alopecia (pemphigus, DLE, demodicosis, deep pyoderma) (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Infectious agents causing skin masses 1 (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Infectious agents causing skin masses 2 (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Gross and histopathology of masses (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Case studies - Alopecia and aetiologies (2 hr) LO1 LO4 LO7
Pharmacology of otitic and topical preparations (1 hr) LO4 LO7
Module summary and discussions across disciplines (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 06 Introduction to problems of gastrointestinal tract (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Pathology of GIT (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Clinical pathology of GIT (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Development of GIT & related developmental abnormalities (1 hr) LO1 LO2
Pathology of GIT (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Disorders of prehension caused by infectious disease 1 (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Battle of the bugs - case studies (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Clinical pathology of GIT - sampling and interpretation (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Pathophysiology of vomiting & regurgitation (1 hr) LO1 LO2
Microbial causes of gastric and abdominal cavity disease - Part 1 - Viruses (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Non-infectious causes of GIT pain in small animals (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO6
Week 09 Microbial causes of gastric and abdominal cavity disease - Part 2 - Bacteria (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Pathophysiology of GIT pain (1 hr) LO1
Clinical pathology of small animal pain (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Non-infectious causes of GIT pain in large animals 1 (1 hr) LO1 LO5 LO6 LO7
Infections and GIT pain in large animals (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6 LO7
Large animal pain-colic bloat (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6 LO7
Pathogens and GIT pain -Small animals (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO6 LO7
Malabsorption (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Pharmacology of drug absorption GIT focus (1 hr) LO4 LO7
Liver pathology (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Week 10 Pathophysiology of diarrhoea (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Microbial causes of diarrhoea - Bacteria L1 and L2 (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Full monty on the motions (techniques) (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6 LO7
Microbial causes of diarrhoea - Viruses (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Diarrhoea - Protozoa introduction and coccidiosis (poultry + Eimeria/Cystoisospora spp.) (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Full monty on the motions-faecal panel (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6 LO7
Diarrhoea - SA parasites and protozoa (Scoop on poop) (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6 LO7
Diarrhoea - Cryptosporidium, Giardia - water-borne diseases and public health (and Tritrichomonas) (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Cestodes (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Week 11 Small animal gastrointestinal nemotodes (roudworm, hookworm, whipworm) (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6 LO7
LA-GIN (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6 LO7
Flukes & ruminants: Understanding the life cycle as your key to diagnosis and control (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6 LO7
GIT parasites and flukes (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Integrated control of viral pathogens of GIT (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Integrated parasite management (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Pharmacology of the GIT tract (2 hr) LO4 LO7
IPM cases (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Week 12 Introduction to module/revision of urinary tract and endocrine system anatomy/physiology (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Urinary tract pathology 1 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Urinary tract clinical pathology L1 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Urinary tract pathology-gross and histology (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Clinical pathology case studies (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Developmental abnormalities of the urinary tract (1 hr) LO1 LO2
Host defences of UT; principles of sample collection and transport (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO6
Pathogens of the Urinary tract - Part 1 (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Urinalysis (USG, biochemistry, microscopy, empasis on wet preps, demonstration of urinary culture (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Pathogens of the Urinary tract part 2 (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Urinary tract clinical pathology L2 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6
Urinary tract pathology 2 (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Week 13 Imaging of the urinary tract (1 hr) LO1
Leptospirosis-UT, Systemic Disease, Zoonotic disease (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Endocrine abnormalities (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Pharmacology - water soluble antibacterials (1 hr) LO4 LO7
Endocrine pathophysiology and pathogenesis (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Pharmacology-therapeutics for the urinary tract (1 hr) LO4 LO7
Inappropriate urination (ddx behavioural problems) (1 hr) LO5 LO7
Endocrine clinical pathology case studies (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Discussion of UA practical, principles of antimicrobial therapy (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
TBA (1 hr)  
Urinary and endocrine modules wrap up (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5

Attendance and class requirements

Referencing Guidelines: The referencing style required for the Faculty of Veterinary Science is Harvard-Flinders.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 12 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 240-300 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed on the Library eReserve link available on Canvas.

  • Beveridge I & Emery D (2015) Australasian Animal Parasites Inside and Out. Australian Society for Parasitology. Zachary & McGavin (2012) Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease. 5th Ed. Mosby.
  • A complete list of reading materials for Clinical Pathology and other disciplines are provided in the relevant teaching resources on CANVAS

 

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. integrate their knowledge of the normal development of body systems, the microscopic, gross and diagnostic imaging appearance of disease, general pathological processes and likely pathogenesis, particularly the principles of inflammation, repair, circulatory disturbances and abnormalities of growth (including neoplasia) and apply these concepts to disease investigation
  • LO2. apply the concepts of embryology, pathophysiology, host immune response and the properties of common agents of disease (including parasitic, fungal, bacterial and viral) affecting growth and development and the major body systems, into investigative and prognostic frameworks
  • LO3. integrate the important features of agents of disease and their pathogenic effects to identify and discuss key diseases and syndromes affecting individuals and populations
  • LO4. apply an understanding of host-pathogen-environment interactions, and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles to important diseases of domesticated animals and wildlife to formulate rational therapeutic, preventative and management strategies
  • LO5. integrate an understanding of normal development and biological fitness, abnormal behaviours and compromised welfare, and consider these within diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
  • LO6. plan appropriate collection, storage and dispatch of biological specimens to diagnose disease. This includes ante-mortem samples taken in the clinic and necropsy samples
  • LO7. utilise the principles and concepts in pathobiology, epidemiology, pharmacology and animal behaviour to direct therapeutic or management interventions for endemic and transboundary diseases, including zoonoses.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Attributes - AVBC
1. Scientific method at a level adequate to provide a rational basis for present veterinary practice, and to assimiliate the advances in knowledge which will occur over their working life
10. To collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probabilistic judgements
11. To perform basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
2. The normal structure, function and development of animals, their interactions with their environment and the factors which may disturb these
3. The underlying basis of health and disease in a broad range of species
5. The principles of epidemiology, of diseases and zoonoses and their impacts on the environment
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Day One Competencies - OIE
2.1. Epidemiology
2.5. Disease prevention and control programs
3.3. Management of contagious diseases
European Coordination Committee for Veterinary Training (EECVT) Day One Competencies - ECCVT
2.5. The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common domestic species.
American Veterinary Medical Association - AVMA
1. comprehensive patient diagnosis (problem solving skills), appropriate use of diagnostic testing, and record management
LO2
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Attributes - AVBC
1. Scientific method at a level adequate to provide a rational basis for present veterinary practice, and to assimiliate the advances in knowledge which will occur over their working life
10. To collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probabilistic judgements
3. The underlying basis of health and disease in a broad range of species
5. The principles of epidemiology, of diseases and zoonoses and their impacts on the environment
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Day One Competencies - OIE
2.1. Epidemiology
2.5. Disease prevention and control programs
3.3. Management of contagious diseases
European Coordination Committee for Veterinary Training (EECVT) Day One Competencies - ECCVT
2.5. The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common domestic species.
American Veterinary Medical Association - AVMA
1. comprehensive patient diagnosis (problem solving skills), appropriate use of diagnostic testing, and record management
LO3
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Attributes - AVBC
1. Scientific method at a level adequate to provide a rational basis for present veterinary practice, and to assimiliate the advances in knowledge which will occur over their working life
10. To collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probabilistic judgements
12. To work and communicate effectively and empathetically with colleagues and clients through a range of media with compassion, courtesy, respect, honesty and without discrimination
3. The underlying basis of health and disease in a broad range of species
5. The principles of epidemiology, of diseases and zoonoses and their impacts on the environment
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Day One Competencies - OIE
2.1. Epidemiology
2.2. Transboundary animal diseases
2.3. Zoonoses
2.4. Emerging and reemerging diseases
2.5. Disease prevention and control programs
European Coordination Committee for Veterinary Training (EECVT) Day One Competencies - ECCVT
2.5. The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common domestic species.
American Veterinary Medical Association - AVMA
1. comprehensive patient diagnosis (problem solving skills), appropriate use of diagnostic testing, and record management
7. understanding of health promotion, and biosecurity, prevention and control of disease including zoonoses and principles of food safety
LO4
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Attributes - AVBC
1. Scientific method at a level adequate to provide a rational basis for present veterinary practice, and to assimiliate the advances in knowledge which will occur over their working life
10. To collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probabilistic judgements
11. To perform basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
3. The underlying basis of health and disease in a broad range of species
5. The principles of epidemiology, of diseases and zoonoses and their impacts on the environment
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Day One Competencies - OIE
2.5. Disease prevention and control programs
3.3. Management of contagious diseases
European Coordination Committee for Veterinary Training (EECVT) Day One Competencies - ECCVT
2.5. The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common domestic species.
American Veterinary Medical Association - AVMA
1. comprehensive patient diagnosis (problem solving skills), appropriate use of diagnostic testing, and record management
2. comprehensive treatment planning including patient referral when indicated
3. anesthesia and pain management, patient welfare
5. basic medicine skills and case management
LO5
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Attributes - AVBC
10. To collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probabilistic judgements
16. A desire to promote animal welfare
2. The normal structure, function and development of animals, their interactions with their environment and the factors which may disturb these
3. The underlying basis of health and disease in a broad range of species
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Day One Competencies - OIE
2.5. Disease prevention and control programs
2.8. Animal welfare
European Coordination Committee for Veterinary Training (EECVT) Day One Competencies - ECCVT
1.18. Develop appropriate treatment plans and administer treatment in the interests of the patients and with regard to the resources available.
2.3. The structure, function and behaviour of animals and their physiological and welfare needs, including healthy domestic animals, captive wildlife and laboratory-housed animals.
2.5. The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases and disorders that occur in the common domestic species.
2.8. Medicines legislation and guidelines on responsible use of medicines, including responsible use of antimicrobials and anthelmintics.
2.9. The principles of disease prevention and the promotion of health and welfare.
American Veterinary Medical Association - AVMA
1. comprehensive patient diagnosis (problem solving skills), appropriate use of diagnostic testing, and record management
2. comprehensive treatment planning including patient referral when indicated
5. basic medicine skills and case management
LO6
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Attributes - AVBC
10. To collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probabilistic judgements
11. To perform basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Day One Competencies - OIE
2.1. Epidemiology
European Coordination Committee for Veterinary Training (EECVT) Day One Competencies - ECCVT
1.21. Collect, preserve and transport samples, select appropriate diagnostic tests, interpret and understand the limitations of the test results.
American Veterinary Medical Association - AVMA
1. comprehensive patient diagnosis (problem solving skills), appropriate use of diagnostic testing, and record management
LO7
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Attributes - AVBC
10. To collect, organise and analyse information in relation to specific problems, assessing its validity and reaching probabilistic judgements
11. To perform basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
21. Recognition of the critical role of veterinarians in biosecurity and in the management of veterinary issues that have national and international implications
3. The underlying basis of health and disease in a broad range of species
5. The principles of epidemiology, of diseases and zoonoses and their impacts on the environment
6. Public health and food safety
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Day One Competencies - OIE
2.1. Epidemiology
2.11. Communication skills
2.2. Transboundary animal diseases
2.3. Zoonoses
2.4. Emerging and reemerging diseases
2.5. Disease prevention and control programs
2.8. Animal welfare
European Coordination Committee for Veterinary Training (EECVT) Day One Competencies - ECCVT
1.24. Recognise suspicious signs of possible notifiable, reportable and zoonotic diseases and take appropriate action, including notifying the relevant authorities.
American Veterinary Medical Association - AVMA
1. comprehensive patient diagnosis (problem solving skills), appropriate use of diagnostic testing, and record management
7. understanding of health promotion, and biosecurity, prevention and control of disease including zoonoses and principles of food safety
8. ethical and professional conduct; communication skills including those that demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to how clients’ diversity and individual circumstance can impact health care
Improvements in response to student feedback: • Revision of content to reduce volume overload • More timely intrasemester feedback • Arrangement of learning tasks on Canvas – teaching resources will be presented in three folders (lectures/powerpoints, tutorials, practical classes) with a nomenclature for ease of identification. • Academics will endeavour to complete teaching activities on time. Your teachers are working on these issues both as disciplines and as a teaching team.

Work, health and safety

Q-fever vaccination and completion of the Canvas module “Zoonosis Awareness” is compulsory.

All students must abide by the University’s workplace health and safety restrictions during all classes. This will be outlined at the beginning of semester but includes compulsory use of personal protective clothing (lab coat, waterproof shoes that cover the entire foot and gloves/safety glasses if required in certain laboratories). Eating or drinking in any laboratory is not permitted under any circumstances.

All students must complete the online Laboratory Induction Module prior to commencing practical classes in university laboratories.

Disclaimer

The University reserves the right to amend units of study or no longer offer certain units, including where there are low enrolment numbers.

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