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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Comparative Animal Models (VESC11028)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaVeterinary Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course aims to provide advanced scientific skills. Students will address concepts of comparative anatomy, cell biology and physiology and implications these have when using animals as models of disease, degeneration or infection. Students will be given a clear understanding of comparative anatomy and physiology and how these are relevant to animal models with comprehension of 1) range of species used, 2) variety of purposes for which they are used, 3) the methods by which they are generated, 4) how they are assessed as valid models, 5) ethical considerations in using animal models. Training will be for specific skills in mammalian anatomy, and pathology, and laboratory techniques in infection and immunity including diagnostics.

The knowledge gained from this course will provide the biomedical scientist with a comprehensive understanding of key issues involved in animal and human disease research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs covered by mandatory APCs
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesCompleted degree at Bachelor level in biological sciences or other relevant discipline.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 34, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 66, External Visit Hours 7, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 23, Formative Assessment Hours 12, Revision Session Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 54 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 75 %, Practical Exam 25 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
identify the anatomical features of small and large vertebrates
understand the impact of disease on the host
perform basic pathology techniques
use immunological reagents for research and diagnosis
explain animal models used in biomedical research and industry
describe the ethics and requirements for using animals as models of disease
understand the requirements for laboratory animal welfare, husbandry and legislation
discuss the potential use of animal tissues for xenotransplantation.
Assessment Information
Written assignments (60%)
Assessment of practical skills (25%)
Class presentations (15%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Lectures, tutorials, field visits and practical sessions.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Chris Low
Tel:
Email: v1clow@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Willie Van-Wijde
Tel: (0131 6)51 3914
Email: Willie.van.Wijde@ed.ac.uk
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