Module Information

Module Identifier
BR36820
Module Title
Veterinary Pharmacology and Disease Control
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Dr Andrew Hemmings (Principal Lecturer - Royal Agricultural University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Field Trip 1 x 2 Hour Field Trip
Workshop 4 x 2 Hour Workshops
Lecture 33 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 1 x 4 Hour Practical
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report / Essay  (2000 words maximum)  25%
Semester Assessment Poster  (500 words maximum)  15%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   (including seen question section)   60%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module  40%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   - Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Discuss the pharmacology and application of commonly used veterinary drugs

2. Describe the principles of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia

3. Critically evaluate the techniques and rationale underpinning treatment discovery pipelines

4. Analyse the scientific basis and implications of drug resistance in pathogens

Brief description

This module will provide an overview of veterinary pharmacology, discussing mode of action, pharmacokinetics as well as the implications of their use and non-drug based treatment methods. One focus of the module will be the principles of veterinary anaesthesia, analgesia and behaviour modifying drugs. Using seminars, lectures and practicals, the module will also impart knowledge on the 'Omic techniques and rationale underpinning drug discovery pipelines and the scientific basis and implications of drug resistance in pathogens.

Content

The module aims to give students an understanding of the biochemistry, discovery, practical use and legislation relating to veterinary drugs and related treatment strategies. This is a brief outline of module content, however content may vary.

Introduction to veterinary pharmacology
- Including legal aspects to veterinary drug delivery
Veterinary pathogen treatment & resistance
- Including anti-microbial and anthelminthic resistance
Principles of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia
- Including mode of action (MOA), key classes and complications
Behavioural pharmacological treatment
- Including MOA of key classes and usage
Non-drug based treatment and management
- Including key preventative methods
The pharmacokinetics of veterinary drugs
- Including key aspects of medicinal chemistry and drug kinetics
Techniques underpinning drug discovery pipelines
- Including recent developments from IBERS research teams

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Practical classes will involve the collection and analysis of data through a variety of techniques. Analysis will be assessed in the associated coursework and feedback on this aspect will be given.
Communication Students will develop effective written communication skills in the examination and coursework, where these will be assessed. Feedback for this coursework will be given.
Improving own Learning and Performance Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the coursework and exam. Feedback on this will be given for the coursework.
Information Technology Accessing the web for reliable information sources and using databases to find literature in preparation for the coursework and the exam. Presentation of coursework will be assessed, which should be prepared on a computer and feedback on this aspect will be given.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will have contact with active researchers in field providing insight into this sector. This aspect is not assessed.
Problem solving Practical classes will involve problem solving. These will be assessed in any associated coursework. Feedback on this will be given for the coursework.
Research skills The coursework 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 coursework. Feedback on this will be given for the coursework.
Subject Specific Skills During the module, students will gain knowledge of veterinary terminology. They will also learn key current legislation regarding drug delivery and development.
Team work

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6