ANIML SC 3016RW - Animal Health III
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
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 native animals and farm animals caused by viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, and their control.
Course Coordinator: Dr Roy Kirkwood
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Understanding of basic immunological and epidemiological processes 2 Knowledge of the most important endemic diseases of livestock, Australian native wildlife, companion animals, and horses 3 Understanding of the threat posed to Australia by exotic diseases 4 Knowledge of the role of measures such as quarantining and vaccination to manage disease situations 5 Be able to work alone or as a team member in communication and health investigations
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) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3,4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,3,4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2,3,4,5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,2,3,4,5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,2,3,4,5
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes1 x 3 hour lecture per week (total of 8 x 3 hour face to face lectures – 4x3 hour 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
Wildlife / biosecurity
Dairy herd visit
Equine disease scenarios
Swine health ILS
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 Oral Presentation Summative Near the end of course 15% No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 In-class Quizzes Summative Throughout course 10% No 1, 2, 3, 4 Final Semester Exam Summative Exam Week 50% No 1, 2, 3, 4 Literature Review Summative Approx week 9 25% No 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment DetailOral Presentation
Oral Presentation (15%) Students will work in groups to conduct a 15min presentation on a species and topic of their choice covered in the course (unless prior approval from the course co-ordinator to present a different topic). Students will be marked on a group basis.
In class Quizzes
In Class quizzes (10%) Students will be given a series of 10 short quizzes throughout the course to promote learning. These quizzes will be conducted at the beginning of the laboratory session.
The final exam (50%) composed of multiple choice and/or short answer questions. The content of the
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 assigned a species for which they can select a disease of their choice.
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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