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One Health (VET392)

Organisational Unit Veterinary Medicine
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit introduces the concept of one health highlighting the connection of animal and human health to the environment and biodiversity. Principles of veterinary and public health, biosecurity, food security, risk assessment and epidemiology will be covered in relation to wild and domesticated animals, humans and the environment. Practical classes will introduce students to core clinical skills involved in consultation, diagnosis and problem-solving, along with the practical concepts of veterinary public health and its role in food safety and biosecurity.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Describe the core concepts of One Health and explain how these concepts can be applied by Veterinary and Animal Health professionals in a range of practical situations.
2. Assess, assimilate and apply scientific evidence to real life situations using One Health tools.
3. Demonstrate their knowledge and skills relating to emerging diseases of humans and animals (both domestic and wild) and their interaction with the environment.
4. Demonstrate their ability to apply a One Health approach by designing and creating a set of communication tools for relevant stakeholders
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 x 1 hour per week; Workshops: 1 hour per week; Practicals: 1 x 3 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences A series of didactic and interactive lectures will introduce students to the principles and and core concepts of One Health. Students will learn, through a case based approach, the interrelationship of human and animal health with the biotic and abiotic environment. Through e-Workshops students will apply the principles during the lectures course to a series of cases and problems to expand their skills in analysis and problem solving. In practical classes students will learn and apply new clinical skills and interdisciplinary tools relevant to the complex health and social problems challenging us globally.
Assessment Assessment of this unit is comprised of four components: (i) a supervised examination assessment focusing on the key knowledge required in this unit (assessed end of semester); (ii) demonstration of core competencies, clinical skills and the application of knowledge relating to these during the practical classes (assessed throughout semester); (iii) problem based and case based tasks included in the e-Workshops relating to key principles of the unit (assessed throughout semester); and (iv) a group assignment and presentation (or performance) to peers and invited guests.
Examination - 50%
Practical classes - 15%
e-Workshop assignments - 10%
Group assignment and presentation (or performance) - 25%
Prerequisites Enrolment in BSc (Veterinary Biology)/DVM; or BSc (Animal Health).
Successful completion of VET272 Comparative Mammalian Biochemistry, VET211 Principles of Infectious Disease I - Veterinary Microbiology and VET 278 Principles of Infectious Disease II - Veterinary Parasitology; and EITHER VET375 - Processes in Animal Disease OR ANS313 - Pathology and Disease of Production Animals.
Previously 2014: 'Systemic Pathology, Toxicology and Chemotherapy'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Animal Health (BSc) [New in 2015]
Veterinary Science (BSc)+(DVM) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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