|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||1 x 2 hour seminar (2 hours)|
|Lecture||2 x 1 hour lectures per week (20 hours)|
|Practical||1 x 4 hour practical (4 hours)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Seminar Report 2,000 words||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||60%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Seminar Report Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||40%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Apply fundamental knowledge in immunology and parasitology to provide a greater understanding of disease development.
2. Describe and critically discuss major infectious diseases of farm and companion animal species.
3. Identify and critically assess measures and legislation for prevention and control of infectious diseases.
4. Discuss notifiable diseases from an immunological perspective.
5. Identify and describe zoonotic diseases and critically evaluate the measures which could be taken to minimise the risks of infection to humans.
6. Evaluate the immunological mechanisms that lead to hypersensitivity and autoimmune responses with particular focus on veterinary examples.
This module will deal with advanced biological aspects of infectious organisms and the infected animals immune responses, focusing on farm and companion animal species. Special emphasis will be given on the infection and control of bacterial (e.g. bovine TB), viral (e.g. myxomatosis) and parasitic diseases (e.g. fleas) prevalent in the United Kingdom. Notifiable and zoonotic diseases will also be discussed.
- Biology of veterinary infectious diseases (viral, bacterial and parasitic)
- Immune responses elicited by veterinary infectious diseases
- Immune evasion strategies of veterinary infectious diseases
- Important factors relating to disease outbreaks and notifiable diseases
- Zoonotic diseases (e.g. rabies) and the "One Health" concept
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Students will develop effective written communication skills in the examination and seminar report, where these will be assessed. Feedback on this will be given in the seminar report. Students will develop oral communication skills as part of the seminar. Feedback on this will be given in the seminar.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the seminar report and exam. Feedback on this will be given in the seminar report.|
|Information Technology||Accessing the web for reliable information sources and using databases to find literature in preparation for the seminar report and the exam. Presentation of seminar report will be assessed, which should be prepared on a computer. Feedback on this will be given in the seminar report.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Research skills||The seminar report and exam will require students to research topics beyond the depth and scope of the lecture material. Information from a variety of sources will be used. Research skills will be assessed in both the examination and seminar report. Feedback on this will be given in the seminar report.|
|Subject Specific Skills||During the module, students will gain a knowledge of veterinary terminology. They will also learn the current legislation regarding notifiable diseases of veterinary diseases.|
|Team work||The seminar will be performed in groups, with discussion within the groups as to the most important point to communicate. Feedback on this will be given in the seminar.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6