DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: MULTI-SYSTEM DISEASES OF ANIMALS - 2017/8

Module code: MMVM009

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

GRAHAM SP 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: 38

Laboratory Hours: 2

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework RAPID REPORT ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC (1,000 WORDS) 20%
Oral exam or presentation ORAL PRESENTATION (5 MINUTES, NO MORE THAN 5 PPT SLIDES) 20%
Coursework CRITICAL REVIEW OF SELECTED PAPERS ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC (1,000 WORDS) 40%
Examination EXAMINATION (MCQ) 1 HOUR 20%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

This module provides students with an overview of major veterinary pathogens responsible for diseases that affect multiple body systems. Lectures will be delivered by experts on the respective pathogens/diseases. Students will be presented with a related topic with which they will prepare and present a short written and oral report. In addition, students will be presented with papers on a recent controversial topic and will prepare a constructive critique of these papers. 

Module aims

Provide a detailed overview of the biology of infection with a range of major veterinary micro-organisms including viruses, bacteria and parasites, that can affect multiple body systems/organs.

Provide an understanding of the clinical/economic importance of these diseases and how they are transmitted.

Provide an overview of the methods employed to diagnose, prevent and control these diseases. 

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the biology of viruses, bacteria and protozoa that can cause disease in multiple body systems/organs of veterinary species. K
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of these diseases, their epidemiology and the tools used for their control. K
Evaluate pathogen-host interactions that result in diseases affecting multiple body systems/organs.  C
Evaluate the methods of control for different pathogens affecting multiple body systems/organs in different species. C
Work independently demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time management. T
Communicate effectively orally and in written work. T
Investigate and analyse data by critical review of published research. T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

·         Brucellosis

·         Discussion & setting of Rapid Reports and Critical Paper Review

·         Anatomy of the reproductive tract and placenta

·         Practical post-mortem analysis of the reproductive tract and placenta

·         Leptospirosis

·         Classical swine fever

·         Retroviruses

·         Peste de Petits Ruminants

·         African Horse Sickness

·         Equine viral arteritis

·         Anthrax

·         African Swine fever

·         Protozoa causing abortion - Neospora & Toxoplamsa and Trypanosoma equiperdum (dourine)

·         Endothelial cells, innate immune responses and haemorrhagic viruses- examining Bluetongue virus pathogenesis as example

·         Nairobi Sheep Disease

·         Porcine Parvovirus

·         Presentation of Rapid Reports

·         Marek’s disease

·         Blood-borne apicomplexa: Theileria, Babesia & Plasmodium spp.

·         Schmallenberg virus

·         Porcine circovirus and its involvement in Post-weaning Multi-systemic Wasting Syndrome

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Provide a detailed overview of the biology of infection with a range of major veterinary micro-organisms including viruses, bacteria and parasites, that can affect multiple body systems/organs.
Provide an understanding of the clinical/economic importance of these diseases and how they are transmitted and the methods employed to diagnose, prevent and control these diseases.
Enhance the student’s technical skills with a dissection/anatomy practical.


The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures and practical class.

Assessment Strategy

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


 A sound understanding and knowledge of veterinary pathogens and the diseases they cause that affect multiple body systems/organs.
 An ability to concisely report on a related scientific topic both in written and oral form.
An ability to constructively critique scientific papers related to a specific scientific topic.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework : Comprising



a “Rapid Report” of 1000 words in which each student will present a written report on a specific topic (20%) and
present a 5 min oral presentation (20%),
a 1000 word critical review of selected papers on a specific topic (40%)



 Examination:  50 x MCQ


Formative assessment

No formative assessment is included.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided on all pieces of coursework (written Rapid Report, oral Rapid Report and Critical Paper Review).

Reading list

Reading list for DISEASES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMS: MULTI-SYSTEM DISEASES OF ANIMALS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mmvm009

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.