ANIML SC 3016RW - Animal Health III

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Roy Kirkwood

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    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)
    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, 5
    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
    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
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    1 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 Summary
    Wildlife / biosecurity
    Lab animals
    Small ruminants
    Companion animals
    Review presentations
    Immune cells
    Wildlife ILA
    Dairy herd visit
    Mouse necropsy
    Equine disease scenarios
    Swine health ILS
    Sheep necropsy
    Animal health in developing countries
    Poultry handling/behaviour
    Fish dissection
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    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 Detail
    Oral 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.
    Final Exam
    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
    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.

    Late Submission
    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.

    Course Grading

    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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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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