|Delivery length / details
|2 x 2 Hour Practicals
|33 x 1 Hour Lectures
|2 x 4 Hour Practicals
|Assessment length / details
|Wiki page group work (3000 words)
|Written report based on practicals (2000 words)
|2 Hours Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
|2500 word report (equivalent to wiki and report). Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Explain the one health concept.
2. Critically evaluate microbiome research.
3. Discuss examples of zoonotic disease.
4. Compare and contrast the types and structures of the major bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses involved in infectious disease.
5. Use results from epidemiological models to make decisions about disease control strategies.
The One Health approach acknowledges the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal, insect vector and environment interfaces. It has become an important focus in both medical and veterinary science with the recognition that health is influenced by the presence of both beneficial and harmful microorganisms. This module explores these concepts and provides students with a broad range of relevant examples while enabling them to perform research relevant to their degree scheme.
The biodiversity of the community that a pathogen belongs to, and the role of climate in disease will also be included as further examples.
|Application of Number
|This will be developed and assessed through practicals and associated work.
|Students will be required to listen effectively in lectures. Students will need to communicate effectively in practicals and when undertaking group work for the wiki page / video report assessment.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Students will be expected to use resources available through Blackboard and to take responsibility for managing their time to submit work on time.
|Report will be word processed. Group wiki page will be hosted on Blackboard. Cameras and video editing software will be made available to students from Information Services.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Beyond what is already mentioned above, this is not an element of this module, however the students will be expected to relate the material to their chosen degree scheme.
|Practicals and the assessment of these will involve solving a variety of problems.
|Research will be required in producing the report and group wiki page and video report.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Practical techniques and core knowledge of transmission, pathogenesis, epidemiology and control of infectious diseases.
|Students will be required to work together to prepare their group wiki page and video report on a specific infectious disease.
This module is at CQFW Level 5