Veterinary Microbiology MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Veterinary Microbiology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Veterinary Microbiology
PGCert Veterinary Microbiology

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PCD61001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PCD61003 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

C522

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Veterinary Medicine

Programme Leader

HORTON DL Dr (Vet Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

This is a one year full-time programme aimed at preparing graduates to work in a range of fields in which a detailed understanding of veterinary microbiology is a valuable asset. These fields include research, commerce, government and policy, reference laboratory and diagnostic work, epidemiology and disease mapping, veterinary science, farming especially animal production, wild and zoo animal conservation and education.

It is intended that graduates will achieve the highest levels of professional understanding of veterinary microbiology within a range of contexts.

The programme combines the study of the theoretical foundations of, and scholarly approaches to, understanding the application and various practices of veterinary microbiology within the contexts described above along with the development of practical and research skills.

To enable students to acquire sound knowledge of the major principles of veterinary microbiology

To enable students to develop the skills to perform relevant interpretation and evaluation of data

To enable students to apply those acquired skills in practice through research,

To enable students to utilise acquired knowledge and evaluative skills to communicate successfully with stakeholders.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
The main principles of current veterinary microbiology; K MSc
The methods and approaches used for the molecular characterisation, and diagnosis of disease agents K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The main principles of infectious diseases epidemiology K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The analysis of disease and disease carriage that impact on the development and application of control measures to combat disease. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Modes of control of infectious diseases K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Modes of transmission. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The various aspects of host pathology and immune responses to disease agents K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Analytical skills to allow interpretation of data and formulation of conclusions K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Critically appraise scholarly and professional writing on a wide range of subjects pertaining to the various aspects of veterinary microbiology C MSc
Critically analyse experimental data to enable the formulation of hypotheses. C MSc
Design relevant experiments to test formulated hypotheses C MSc
Efficiently analyse new developments in technology and critically assess their utilisation to answer existing and new problems. C MSc
Critically appraise scholarly and professional writing on a wide range of subjects pertaining to the various aspects of veterinary microbiology C PGCert, PGDip
Critically analyse experimental data to enable formulation of hypotheses C PGCert, PGDip
Efficiently analyse new developments in technology and critically assess their utilisation to answer existing and new problems C PGCert, PGDip
Plan and execute an experiment/investigation, act autonomously and demonstrate originality P MSc
Analyse numerical data using appropriate computer tools including specialist computer packages P MSc
Communicate experiments at a project level, including report writing P MSc
Perform specific specialised experimental skills P MSc
Analyse numerical data using appropriate computer tools including specialist computer packages P PGCert, PGDip
Communicate experiments at a project level, including report writing P PGCert, PGDip
Perform specific specialised experimental skills P PGCert, PGDip
Problem solve T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Evaluate and exploit new technology T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written and visual means T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Work effectively in small groups and teams towards a common goal/outcome T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills to data T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Use information technology including specialist packages T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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.