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TV5121 - Infectious Diseases of Livestock

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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 Academic Head of Veterinary 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

  • explain the factors driving the evolution of emerging infectious diseases;
  • relate knowledge on the epidemiology, aetiology and pathogenesis of major infectious diseases with the diagnosis and control of these diseases;
  • explain the effects of infectious disease on livestock production and welfare as well as on national and international trade;
  • discuss the major bacterial, viral and mycotic diseases of livestock by organ system or by syndrome focusing on the epidemiology, aetiology and pathogenesis of these diseases.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (70%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

50% is required to pass the subject


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
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.

  • 60 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - multi-mode (including distance) based lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - multi-mode tutorials and assessments
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.