Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Applied Veterinary Science
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 2 Hrs Lectures (per week)
Practical 1 x 2 hours


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   100%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

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/or companion animal species.

3. Identify and critically assess measures for prevention and control of infectious diseases.

4. Discuss notifiable diseases from a 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. Discuss relevant legislation pertaining to notifiable diseases in the UK.

Brief description

This module will deal with advanced aspects of animal health and welfare in both farm and companion animal species. Special emphasis will be given on the prevention and control of bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases prevalent in the United Kingdom. Notifiable and zoonotic diseases will also be discussed.


This module will cover the following subject areas:

  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases
  • Diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies
  • Diseases of the reproductive system
  • Diseases of the newborn
  • Notifiable diseases
  • Zoonotic diseasesSpecific bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases of farm and companion animal species.
It should be noted that the structure of this module will adhere to the root and branch model where core elements will be taught to all students followed by optional lectures that allows individuals to develop their own species-specific interests more relevant to their degree scheme. Optional lectures will focus either on farm animal or companion animal species.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Written communication - exam
Improving own Learning and Performance
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving
Research skills Research into veterinary diseases, control and treatment, using peer reviewed journal sources in preparation for exam.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 6