ANIMALS IN SOCIETY II: CONCEPTS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH - 2017/8

Module code: VMS2008

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

LO IACONO G Dr (Vet Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

C522

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 82

Lecture Hours: 29

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation GROUP PRESENTATION ON RESPONSIBLE ANIMAL OWNERSHIP 15%
Practical based assessment GROUP REPORT: PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH AN OPEN FARM DAY (2,500 WORDS) 15%
Examination MCQ ON LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS IN RELATION TO VPH & FS AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES 20%
Examination WRITTEN EXAMINATION 50%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
With respect to epidemiology, students will be able to explain the epidemiological principles of disease causation RCVS KU 1, KU 9, KU10 K
With respect to epidemiology, students will be able to interpret results from epidemiological studies RCVS KU 9, KU 10, KU 11, KU 12 C
With respect to economics, students will be able to discuss the role of economics in veterinary practice and on farm RCVS KU 4, KU 12 KC
With respect to veterinary public health, students will be able to list the legislative requirements that are relevant to the production of safe food, and protection of the environment with respect to the impact of animal production (especially the HACCP regulations) (K) RCVS KU 10, KU 36 K
With respect to veterinary public health, students will be able to discuss the risks to human health from important zoonoses in the home, food chain or environment, including occupational exposures and leisure activities and describe how these may be mitigated RCVS KU 10, KU 4 KCP
With respect to veterinary public health, students will be able to explain the principles of veterinary certification RCVS KU 26
With respect to sociology students will be able to identify social and cultural factors that motivate people to change or that act as barriers to change RCVS KU 10, KU 11 KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

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