VET SC 7004RW - Intensive Production Medicine

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This course will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of intensive production species and the common problems encountered within these systems. Emphasis will be placed on pigs, poultry and aquaculture industries.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code VET SC 7004RW
    Course Intensive Production Medicine
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 7 hours per week
    Prerequisites VET SC 7000RW & VET SC 7006RW
    Restrictions Available to DVM students only
    Course Description This course will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of intensive production species and the common problems encountered within these systems. Emphasis will be placed on pigs, poultry and aquaculture industries.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kapil Chousalkar

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 To have a knowledge of the common problems encountered within aquaculture industries
    2 To have a knowledge of the common problems encountered within pig industries
    3 To have a knowledge of the common problems encountered within the poultry industries
    4 To be able to assess the common problems encountered within intensive production
    industries
    5 To be able to conduct a clinical audit of intensive production facilities
    6 To be able to prepare a veterinary health plan for an intensive production facility
    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, 5, 6
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 5, 6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 6
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4, 5, 6
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 4, 5, 6
    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, 6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    3 lectures of 1 hr each per week
    1 practical of 4 hrs each per week which may involve tutorial allotment

    Workload

    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
    This course is divided into three components: Aquaculture, Pigs and Poultry.

    Aquaculture Lectures
    ·  Aquaculture Industry
    ·   Aquatic Animal Biology and Health
    ·   Aquatic Animals in the Environment
    ·   Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Food Safety
    ·   Aquatic Animal Reproduction and Genetics
    ·   Aquatic Animal Production Systems
    ·   Aquaculture in Practice
    ·   Systemic Pathology and Histopathology
    ·   Microbial diseases
    ·   Parasitic diseases
    ·   Immunology
    ·   Epidemiology and Health Control
    ·   Eco-toxicology

    Practicals
    ·   Aquatic nutrition
    ·   Aquatic reproduction
    ·   Epidemiology & health control
    ·   Visit to Aquaculture facility

    Pigs Lectures
    ·   Australian pig industry
    ·   Housing, husbandry and nutrition
    ·   Population medicine
    ·   Diseases of systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin, nervous, cardiovascular, haemopoetic & lymphatic systems, urogenital system and the udder
    ·   Infertility/fertility
    ·   Antimicrobial therapeutics
    ·   Surgical procedures
    ·   Sampling and post-mortem examination of the pig
    ·   Differential diagnosis

    Practicals
    ·   Clinical farm audit
    ·   Case-based problem solving
    ·   Sub-clinical data analysis

    Poultry Lectures
    ·  Management, Vaccination & Biosecurity
    ·  Nutrition of chickens and dietary deficiencies
    ·  Immunosuppressive diseases
    ·  Respiratory diseases
    ·  Multifactorial conditions
    ·  Systemic diseases
    ·  Enteric diseases
    ·  Locomotory abnormalities
    ·  Integumentary conditions
    ·  Diseases of waterfowl
    ·  Turkey production and diseases
    ·  Differential diagnosis of poultry diseases
    ·  Poultry welfare and legislation

    Practicals
    ·  Clinical audit of a laying unit
    ·  Clinical audit of a broiler unit
    ·  Veterinary health plan
  • 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
    In class tests Formative

    Summative
    0%

    10%
    No 1-4
    Written report (aquaculture) Summative 20% Yes 5, 6
    Mid semester theory exam (poultry & pigs) Formative

    Summative
    20% Yes 5, 6
    Final theory exam Summative 50% Yes 1-6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    HURDLE: To pass this course students must:

    1. Attain a minimum of 50% on the mid semester theory exam
    ·   Students that do not attain a minimum of 50% will be offered an additional assessment
    ·   Students that are absent from any practical or tutorial without approval (following the University guidelines for application for a replacement examination on medical or compassionate grounds) from the course coordinator will not be eligible for additional assessment

    2. Attain a minimum of 50% on the written report
    ·   Students that do not attain a minimum of 50% will be offered an additional assessment
    ·   Students that are absent from any practical or tutorial without approval (following the University guidelines for application for a replacement examination on medical or compassionate grounds) from the course coordinator will not be eligible for additional assessment

    3. Attain a minimum of 50% on the end of semester theory exam
    ·  Students that do not attain a minimum of 50% will NOT be offered an additional assessment
    ·  Students that are absent from any practical or tutorial without approval (following the University guidelines for application for a replacement examination on medical or compassionate grounds) from the course coordinator will not be eligible for additional assessment

    Assessment Detail
    The course is divided into three components: Pigs, Poultry and Aquaculture.

    In class written tests: An in class written test will be held at the approximate mid point of each component’s teaching timetable. These will address understanding of the material presented and will provide students with a benchmark for their progress within each component.

    Mid-semester theory exam: Students will undertake a 1 hr mid semester theory exam that will cover both poultry and pig components of the course. The exam will consist of a series of MCQs.

    End of semester theory exam: A 3 hr end of semester theory exam will be held to test all components of the course. The exam will consist of a combination of short answer, multiple choice and long answer questions.

    Written report: The aquaculture component will contain a written report based around a practical aspect of that component. It is expected that the report will not be longer than 2500 words.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    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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