DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES OF ANIMALS - 2017/8

Module code: MMVM007

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

SALGUERO BODES FJ Dr (Vet Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

C522

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 50.5

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ORAL PRESENTATION 20
Coursework ESSAY (RAPID REPORT) 20
Examination WRITTEN ESSAY QUESTION EXAM AT END OF SEMESTER 40
School-timetabled exam/test IN COURSE TEST MCQS (HACCP) 20

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

In this module, the students will be introduced to the most important gastro-intestinal diseases of animals (viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic), making a special reference to those with a zoonotic potential. The students will also be introduced to the HACCP legislation and will have the opportunity to to gain an extra qualification (FDQ level 3).

Module aims

To provide an in-depth understanding of infectious diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract of animals.

To provide an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms of pathogenesis unique to the gastro-intestinal tract, pubic health and food safety, and special reference to control measures.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the main infectious agents of the gastro-intestinal tract of animals and their mechanisms of pathogenesis. K
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the GIT as a niche, the impact of the diet and the microbiome on infection. K
Discuss how infectious agents are adapted to this niche and cause the pathology that is induced. K
Evaluate methods of disease transmission also with reference to humans (zoonoses). K
Consider the role and limitations of diagnostics and reference laboratory activity in the description and control of GIT related diseases. K
Evaluate options, mechanisms and biological limitations for the control of infectious agents in this niche K
Understand the importance of public health and food safety and the legislation that is involved. K
Evaluate considerations relating pathogen and niche C
Evaluate considerations relating to diagnosis and control C
Work independently demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time management T
Communicate effectively orally and in written work T
Participate in group discussions and on group assignments T
Investigate and analyse problems T
Integrate numerical & non-numerical information T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

·         Anamtomy and physiology of the digestitve tract of animals (comparative)

·         Campylobacteriosis

·         Clostridiosis

·         Listeriosis

·         Salmonella and E. coli infections

·         Brachyspira and Lawsonia

·         The normal microbial gut flora (metagenomics). Diet and health status changes

·         Veterinary probiotics: an alternative to antibiotics.

·         Overview of common intestinal parasites

·         Calicivirus (Norovirus)

·         Ratovirus and Coronavirus

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

·         Provide gastro-intestinal diseases (infectious) in the context of One Health

·         Allow students to develop skills identifying GI tract structures and sample collection

·         Provide students with a sound background on HACCP principles and legislation

The learning and teaching methods include:

·         Lectures, practical (post-mortem examination and sample collection), small group sessions and presentations and role plays in groups.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:

·         Content knowledge of gastrointestinal diseases of animals

·         Writing ability and use of terminology

·         Presentation skills

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Oral presentation (20%)

·         Essay (rapid report) (20%)

·         In course test MCQs (HACCP) (20%)

·         Written essay question exam at the end of semester (40%)

Formative assessment

There is no formative assessment for this module.

Reading list

Reading list for DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES OF ANIMALS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mmvm007

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Veterinary Microbiology MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.