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TV5131 - Pathogenesis and Diagnosis of Animal Parasitic Disease

[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 level 4 honours and graduate students.

A tutorial/practical based subject dealing with concepts and specific topics in parasitology. The pathogenesis of parasitic disease in animals, techniques for parasite isolation/recovery and identification and diagnosis of parasitic disease will be introduced/presented A tutorial/practical based subject dealing with concepts and topics in parasitology, focusing on pathogenesis of parasitic disease in animals, techniques for parasite isolation/recovery and identification and diagnosis of parasitic disease.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop and demonstrate skills in morphologic identification of parasites;
  • describe the means by which parasitic infections lead to parasitic disease and the pathogenic mechanisms involved;
  • describe the mechanisms by which the hosts attempt to control the growth, development and multiplication of parasites and how parasites evade these processes;
  • describe and evaluate current diagnostic techniques in veterinary parasitology.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Attempt all assessment items and achieve a minimum of 50% on each assessment item.


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.