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TV5010 - Animal Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

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).

A review of the fundamental aspects of pathology, microbiology (including virology and bacteriology), immunology and parasitology as applied to the major diseases of farm and companion animals in the tropics.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate current knowledge on the nature, pathogenesis and epidemiology of viruses and of methods now used to identify them and control viral diseases in animals;
  • discuss recent concepts of disease in domestic animals and recognise by gross and microscopic examination, the major changes seen in disease;
  • discuss the life cycles, pathogenesis, epidemiology and control of the major parasitic diseases of farm and companion animals in the tropics;
  • understand contemporary views on the pathogenesis and epidemiology of bacterial diseases of livestock and comment on microbial genetics and recombinant DNA technology;
  • understand the general concepts of immunity both humoral and cell mediated.
PP3151 and MI2021


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Professor Bruce Gummow
Workload expectations:
  • 32 hours lectures
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 60 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (30%); assignments (10%).

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.