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TV5121 - Infectious Diseases of Livestock

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science (other appropriately trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Science).

Discussion groups and assignments will cover the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and control of bacterial, viral and infectious diseases of animals. The subject will emphasise the epidemiological approach to the diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of livestock and is complementary to Tv5010 and Tv5040.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the major bacterial, viral and mycotic diseases of livestock by organ system or by syndrome;
  • understand the aetiology and pathogenesis of these diseases;
  • understand the fundamental epidemiological principles which apply to the diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of livestock.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Margaret Reilly, Dr Jackie Picard, Professor Estelle Venter
Lecturers: Dr Jackie Picard, Professor Estelle Venter.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures - multi-mode (including distance) based lectures
  • 39 hours tutorials - multi-mode tutorials and assessments
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments.

Note: 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 official information.