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

Postgraduate Course: Wildlife disease management (VESC11020)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will cover the practical management of diseases of wildlife, the implications of wildlife population structure and pathogen transmission rates and routes, and options for the control of disease.
Course description An understanding of pathological processes
An understanding of different disease agents
A knowledge of public health including an understanding of how to prevent transmission of disease between animals and man
A knowledge of epidemiology, pathogenesis, therapies and control measures relating to animal disease and the practical skills to apply that knowledge
Problem solving abilities
A good professional attitude and a high standard of professional behaviour
Knowledge and understanding of the relationship between veterinary science, medical science and other biosciences
Advise on animal management, welfare and ethics and understand the importance of animal health economics in the context of acceptable animal welfare
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 2 (Sem 1)
Course Start Date 25/10/2021
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% in-course assessment
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss the complexities of wildlife disease management, including implications for domestic animal and human health, and identify the major channels of communication about wildlife disease
  2. Discuss the methods available for controlling disease in wildlife
  3. Apply risk assessment and contingency planning for introduction of exotic disease
  4. Describe the principles of disease management in endangered wild animals
  5. Understand how to approach diagnosis and treatment of disease in wild animals including triage
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDisease Management
Contacts
Course organiserDr Neil Anderson
Tel: (0131 6)51 7421
Email: Neil.Anderson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Stephen Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
Email: stephen.mitchell@ed.ac.uk
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