VET SC 3512RW - Veterinary Immunology, Micro & Public Health III
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code VET SC 3512RW Course Veterinary Immunology, Micro & Public Health III Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 15 hours per week Prerequisites VET SC 2510RW Restrictions Available to BSc(Veterinary Bioscience) students only Course Description This course will incorporate the pre-clinical scientific disciplines of immunology and microbiology, and highlight the relationship between pathogens and disease at the tissue and animal level in various body systems. The course will introduce the concepts of zoonoses and infectious disease implications for veterinary public health.
Course Coordinator: Dr Farhid Hemmatzadeh
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Knowledge of the terminology, basic
principles and application of veterinary microbiology and immunology
2 Knowledge of the terminology, basic
principles and application of veterinary public health
3 Knowledge and application of diagnostic and
4 Development of practical laboratory skills
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes3 x 2hr blocks of lectures per week
3 x 1hr tutorials per week
2 x 3hr practical sessions 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 SummaryThis course is divided into four components: immunology (30% of total course), virology (30% of total course), bacteriology (30% of total course) and public health(10% of total course). As the course is being redesigned, specific topics may alter, so areas are listed below within each component. Practicals and tutorials will complement the topics listed under lectures.
Lectures will be divided between the components as:
Immunology 22 hrs
· Innate & adaptive immunity
· Cells & tissues
· Antibody structure & function
· The infected would
· Antibody technology
· Cell-mediated immunity
· Receptors & cytokines
· Tolerance & autoimmunity
· Immunity to specific antigens (parasites, viruses, bacteria)
· Neonatal immunity
· Comparative immunology
Virology 22 hrs
· Virus classification
· Virus replication
· Viral genetics
· Virus-cell interactions
· Pathogenesis of viral disease
· Diseases caused by viruses (Parvovirus, Caliciviridae, Paramyxoviruses, etc)
Bacteriology 22 hrs
· Bacterial structure
· Growth & nutrition of bacteria
· Classification & identification of bacteria
· What makes a pathogen?
· Host-parasite-environment interactions
· Bacterial genetics
· Antibiotic resistance
· Microbial diversity in health and disease
Public Health 6 hrs
· Zoonotic diseases
· Emerging infectious diseases
· Human-animal interactions
Practical classes will divided between the components as:
Immunology 21 hrs
Virology 21 hrs
Bacteriology 21 hrs
Public Health 9 hrs
Tutorials will be divided between the components as:
Immunology 11 hrs
Virology 11 hrs
Bacteriology 11 hrs
Public Health 3 hrs
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
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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
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