ANIML SC 3016RW - Animal Health III
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ANIML SC 3016RW Course Animal Health III Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge ANIML SC 2503RW, ANIML SC 2506RW & ANIML SC 2507RW Course Description This course will provide students with an understanding of basic immunology, epidemiology and disease investigation. Content will include common diseases and health management of Australian farm animals and horses.
Course Coordinator: Dr Roy Kirkwood
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe basic immunological and epidemiological processes 2 Demonstrate knowledge of the most important endemic diseases of livestock and horses 3 Describe the threat posed to Australia by exotic diseases 4 Show knowledge of the role of measures such as quarantine and vaccination to manage disease situations
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 3, 4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 4
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes1 x 3 hour lecture per week (total of 8 x 3 hour face to face lectures and up to 4x3 hour face to face or online lectures)
1 x 3 hour practical per week
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g.,
lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
Learning Activities SummaryLectures
Zoonosis and food safety
Epidemiology and field trials
Immune cells and ELISAs
Dairy herd problem solving
Field trial data analysis
Swine fertility ILA
Animal health in developing countries
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome Mid-term exam Summative Week 7 20% No 1, 3, 4 Quizzes Summative Throughout course 10% No 1, 3, 4 Final Semester Exam Summative Exam Week 45% No 2, 3, 4 Literature Review Summative Approx week 9 25% No 1, 2, 4
Assessment DetailMid-term exam
During the lab period of week 7, students will sit a 1.5 hour exam covering the first 6 weeks involving 72 MCQ or short answer questions. Following the exam, the coordinator will go over the correct answers. Their mark as well as the review session will provide students with feedback on their performance.
Students will be given a series of 10 short quizzes (10%) throughout the course to promote learning. These quizzes will be provided on-line, be open book, and will allow 6 days for completion.
The final 3 hour exam (45%) composed of multiple choice and/or short answer questions. The content of all practicals and lectures will be covered in the final exam.
Literature Review (25%) on domestic or international animal disease or health management (approximately 2000 words). Students will be provided with a list of possible titles to choose from.
If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A mark of zero will be allocated to late submitted assessment.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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