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Wildlife Comparative Pathology (VET664)
|Organisational Unit||School of Veterinary and Life Sciences|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||This elective unit aims to provide students with an understanding of fundamental issues associated with disease investigation and comparative pathology of wildlife. The unit focuses on the pathobiology of common diseases of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the role of veterinary pathology in wildlife health and conservation programs.
2. Apply pathologic techniques and processes to investigate health issues of wildlife.
3. Record and report data in an appropriate manner.
4. Research and utilise relevant reference materials, including online resources, for pathologic investigation of wildlife health issues.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Tutorials: 2 hours per week for internal students; online discussion for external students.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The approach to learning in this unit involves blended learning strategies using online instruction through LMS for external and internal students, as well as structured learning through tutorials for internal students. Each topic has required readings and some have required audiovisual presentations on Echo. It is expected that the average student will need to commit approximately 10 hours of study per week for this 3 credit point unit. This will obviously vary according to the topic being studied and individual learning styles.|
|Other Learning Experiences||Online discussion for external students.|
|Assessment||The assessment in this unit involves the completion of four review quizzes, a project and an open-book exam. The Review Quizzes are worth a total of 20%. The project is worth 40% and the open-book exam is worth 40%. The assessment topics will focus on issues relevant to the overall learning objectives of this unit, which are to demonstrate the role and application of veterinary pathology in wildlife health and conservation, and to encourage veterinarians to adopt a problem oriented approach to the diagnosis of disease conditions of wildlife species.|
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) or Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science.|
|Notes||Enrolment in this unit in the internal mode is subject to approval by the Academic Chair.|
|Previously||2015: 'Wildlife Comparative Pathology Project'|
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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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