|Module Title||APPLIED IMMUNOLOGY AND ANIMAL HEALTH|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Anthony O'Regan|
|Other staff||Kate O'Sullivan|
|Course delivery||Lecture||1 x 2 hour lecture per week|
|Other||2 x 2 hour practical visits per semester|
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.
a. Prevention and control of infectious diseases.
b. Diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies.
c. Diseases of the reproductive system.
d. Diseases of the newborn.
e. Notifiable diseases.
f. Zoonotic diseases.
g. Specific 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.
|Research skills||Research into veterinary diseases, control and treatment, using peer reviewed journal sources in preparation for exam|
|Communication||Written communication - exam|
This module is at CQFW Level 6