TV3001 - Transitions from Health to Disease 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
This subject together with Transitions from Health to Disease 2 (TV3002), makes up
the third year of the BVSc degree program and the second of two years of the integrated
veterinary science curriculum. This subject is comprised of five identified elements.
Infectious Diseases introduces a range of common and important microbiological pathogens
and includes the diagnosis and management of infectious disease in small animals,
fish and bees. Pathology and Parasitology, study the pathological basis of disease
of the gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and respiratory systems, as well as common
parasitological conditions, their diagnosis, treatment, management and zoonotic risks.
Toxicology, Pharmacology and Nutrition covers the identification of toxic plants,
diagnosis and management of plant toxicities, the pharmacology of drugs used in veterinary
practice and the formulation of rations for livestock. Animal Production and Public
Health, cover aspects of small ruminant health and production and meat science. In
this identified element, you are introduced to a "One Health" approach to zoonoses
and food safety, with an introduction to clinical reproduction and equine medicine.
Veterinary Career Development provides students with the skills necessary to practice
as a veterinarian in our changing world and to continually access and use information
as knowledge progresses.
- discuss diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative management strategies for diseases
caused by some common or important toxic or infectious agents of animals in Australia
based on the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology of those diseases;
- diagnose common diseases based on gross and histological lesions observed in the gastrointestinal,
hepatobiliary and respiratory systems as well as explain the aetiology and pathophysiology
of these diseases;
- identify a selection of poisonous plants of significance in Australia and discuss
the suite of animal, land management, plant and environmental factors that together
cause poisoning by these plants;
- communicate effectively with colleagues as well as consumers and stakeholders of veterinary
services, both orally and in writing;
- discuss the pharmacological principles associated with the treatment and management
of common diseases and disorders of animals, and the intoxication of animals by organic
- categorise pathogens causing important and common infectious diseases in a range of
animal species based on their taxonomic (phenotypic and genomic) and virulence features.
Describe the pathology, diagnose the disease and formulate an appropriate disease
- determine the nutritional requirements of healthy dogs and cats and explain how deficiencies
or excesses in some nutrients can lead to disease, affect recovery from disease and
prevent the onset of disease;
- diagnose pregnancy in large domestic animals and carry out some obstetric procedures;
- formulate complete rations and supplementation strategies for intensively and extensively
managed livestock that will maintain or promote productivity, health and welfare;
- apply knowledge of the stages of grief in consultations and develop awareness of compassion
- understand the contemporary thinking related to zoonotic foodborne diseases, the emergence
and re-emergence of zoonotic diseases, and changes that occur at the human-animal-environmental
interface. Apply the principles of public health and biosecurity to prevent, contain
and manage the spread of zoonotic disease;
- identify beef primal cuts, describe carcass grading systems and distinguish between
meat quality attributes of grass-fed versus lot-fed beef.
- Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
- On Course Assessments - (40%) - Group & Individual.
Special Assessment Requirements
Attend all practical sessions, workshops, tutorials and field trips, which are compulsory.
Attempt all summative on-course assessment activities and achieve a satisfactory standard
in each identified hurdle. Achieve a percentage of 50% plus 1 Standard Error of Measurement
to pass the end of semester examinations. A minimum of 50% for each Identified Element
must also be achieved. A total percentage of 50% to pass the subject (combined on-course
and exam mark).
||TV2002Allow concurrent for TV2001 AND TV2002
Study Period 1,
|Census Date 24-Mar-2022
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 203 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
- 75 hours tutorials
- 61 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest