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Undergraduate Course: Animal Health Welfare and Food Safety AHWFS IV (BVMS10033)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaBVMS Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course follows up on the Veterinay Public Health subjects being introduced to the students during the 1st year and comprises lectures and practicals to build in concepts around importance of safe food and public health and the role of animal welfare. The course covers principles of safe food production including food microbiology, encompassing all aspects of food safety from farm to table, food borne infections and role of food hygiene authorities/legislation at the national and international level.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 38, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 9, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 145 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 55 %, Coursework 5 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JanuaryAHWFS IV Written1:30
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)AHWFS IV Written Resit1:30
Outwith Standard Exam Diets NovemberAHWFS 4 In Course Assessment0:30
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JanuaryAHWFS 4 SPOT Exam1:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)AHWFS 4 SPOT RE-SIT Exam1:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will have critical understanding of basic principles of safe food production, the role of animal welfare and its relevance to public health. Students will have knowledge of all aspects of food safety from farm to table, various food borne pathogens, laboratory procedures for their isolation and identification, legislation for their control at National and International level. In particular students will have knowledge of the role of the veterinary profession throughout the food chain in safeguarding public health and animal welfare through a scientific risk-based approach.
Assessment Information
In course Assessment: 10%
The in course assessment will be given way through the course and will consist of Multiple Choice Questions and a practical report: 10%

Degree Examination
The degree examination will be given in the second semester and will consist of:
Practical examination: 40%
Written examination: 50%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserMr Alessandro Seguino
Tel:
Email: alex.seguino@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Angela Harding
Tel: (0131 6)50 6214
Email: Angela.Harding@ed.ac.uk
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