Postgraduate Course: An introduction to transboundary diseases and their impact on trade and wildlife populations (INAH11024)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to promote an understanding of the control of infectious animal diseases of economic global importance and the impact of legislation on the design of these control strategies.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online discussion in both a synchronous and asynchronous environment will contribute further to the final mark. In combination with the submission of electronic course assignments, these elements will provide the remaining 40% of the final mark.
|No Exam Information
| At the completion of this course, the candidate should be able to describe the major transboundary livestock diseases, including avian influenza, Rift Valley fever, African swine fever, foot and mouth disease, and chronic wasting disease.
Candidates will also be introduced to the regulatory requirements for international trade, as stipulated by OIE and WTO, and the control strategies recommended to keep these diseases at bay.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||transboundary animal diseases, trade, wildife
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan Macleod
Tel: 0131 242 9379
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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