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TV5120 - Advanced Microbiology and Immunology

[Not offered in 2023]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science. Other appropriately trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Academic Head of Veterinary Science. Periodic attendance on campus required throughout Study Period

This is a student-orientated course that seeks to build on undergraduate knowledge in the fields of veterinary microbiology and immunology. It is structured around six sessions that deal with: - Host-parasite interactions at a cellular and molecular level; - Tests used to detect infectious agents and the immune response to these agents; - Application of tests in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.

Learning Outcomes

  • map test results with other epidemiological features of a disease in order to predict infectious or parasitic agent spread and origin;
  • predict the clinical signs and pathology of a disease using knowledge of the pathogenesis of the disease;
  • select the most appropriate diagnostic test using knowledge of the immune response;
  • select the most appropriate procedures for sample collection and handling to ensure optimal laboratory results.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Journal article - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Have a final grade that consists of all summative assessment pieces that is equal to or greater than 50 %.

Prerequisites: TV5110
MI2021 PC2201

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