Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Veterinary Health
Academic Year
Semester 1
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Group presentation  20 Minutes  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Examination  60%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment  - submission of powerpoint slides on animal disease with a script to cover a five minute presentation. 700 Words  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Examination  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:

Use and interpret appropriate veterinary terminology under examination conditions.

Differentiate, under examination conditions, between the medical and non-medical factors leading to changes in animal behaviour in sick and healthy animal.

Identify, describe and discuss preventative control measures of common diseases of farm, equine and small animals under examination conditions

Describe under examination conditions the management of sick and injured animals.

Brief description

This module will cover the meanings of veterinary terminology, the causes of disease, and the indicators of illness in different farm, companion and captive animal species. This will include the methods of examination of individual sick animals as well as herds/flocks, and an introduction to the methods of diagnosis of disease.


Special emphasis will be given to the principles of epidemiology of common systemic diseases in the individual animal. Animal welfare guidelines along with the recommendations for the care of sick and injured animals and management of wounds will be discussed. Veterinary terminology related to all these areas will be covered in depth. Current animal welfare guidelines along with the recommendations for the care of sick and injured animals and management of minor wounds will be discussed. Zoonoses and notifiable diseases will also be considered. The module will also evaluate the interaction between health and behaviour in vertebrate animals .

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Not a significant component of this module.
Communication Developed through written and oral assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Developed through processes of knowledge checking via mid-term quizzes.
Information Technology Accessing the web for reliable information sources and using databases to find literature in preparation for the group seminar 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 Not a significant component of this module.
Problem solving Problem solving elements will be contained and developed within the written and oral forms of assessments.
Research skills Research and information literacy skills will be a critical requirement of the written and oral forms of assessments.
Subject Specific Skills Students will learn to make a clinical assessment of an animal in order to either legally treat the animal or seek veterinary advice.
Team work Developed through the oral assessment.


This module is at CQFW Level 5