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Veterinary public health with applied epidemiology and epizootiology

The course includes the subject areas veterinary public health, applied epidemiology and applied epizootiology. Veterinary public health comprises the role of veterinary medicine for public health i.e. application and knowledge development of veterinary science areas of responsibility from a people health perspective regarding for example zoonoses, antibiotics resistance, food security, environmental effects on health, crisis management and the social effects of animal husbandry. Applied epidemiology covers principles and design of population based studies and investigations, for example outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, epidemiology of infectious disease and reliability of diagnostic tests.



Applied epizootiology comprises national and international disease control work with a focus on handling suspected cases of epizootic and zoonotic diseases based on the legislation of epizootic and zoonotic diseases and their characteristics, epizootic preparedness and strategies for fighting outbreaks of epizootic diseases in Sweden and EU and the importance of infectious diseases in the global exchange of food, animals and animal products.

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

TU0014-30202 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for TU0014

Academic year 2019/2020

Veterinary public health with applied epidemiology and epizootiology (TU0014-30271)

2020-01-20 - 2020-02-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Veterinary public health with applied epidemiology and epizootiology (TU0014-30135)

2019-01-21 - 2019-02-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Veterinary public health with applied epidemiology and epizootiology (TU0014-30179)

2018-01-15 - 2018-02-14

Syllabus

TU0014 Veterinary public health with applied epidemiology and epizootiology, 7.0 Credits

Veterinär folkhälsovetenskap med tillämpad epidemiologi och epizootologi

Subjects

Veterinary Medicine

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Examinatin Epizootology 2.5 0202
Examination Epidemiology  1.5 0203
Examination Veterinary public health  2.0 0204
Compulsory activities  1.0 0205

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified(AXX)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to:

- Passed course "Introduction to clinical studies", and at least 45 additional credits within the supplementary education

- Swedish equivalent to the general entry requirement for Bachelor’s level studies in Sweden

- English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6

Objectives

The course gives a basis for the understanding of the contributions of veterinary science to the physical and social well-being of humans, and for preventing and controlling infectious diseases between animals and between animals and people.



On completion of the course, the student should be able to



- explain the role of veterinary medicine and veterinary profession in public health,

- apply knowledge in veterinary medicine on public health issues,

- identify and explain animal-related public health risks,

- explain the basics of Swedish contingency plans for epizootic diseases,

- describe in detail the most important diseases covered by the legislation on epizootic diseases and zoonoses, and identify aspects that are important for their detection, control and eradication,

- apply the legislation on epizootic diseases and in various veterinary capacities act upon suspicion of a serious contagious animal disease,

- explain strategies for prevention, control and eradication of the diseases covered by the legislation on epizootic diseases and zoonoses,

- apply epidemiological methods to issues and problems concerning animal and public health.

Content

The course includes the subject areas veterinary public health, applied epidemiology and applied epizootiology. Veterinary public health comprises the role of veterinary medicine for public health i.e. application and knowledge development of veterinary science areas of responsibility from a people health perspective regarding for example zoonoses, antibiotics resistance, food security, environmental effects on health, crisis management and the social effects of animal husbandry. Applied epidemiology covers principles and design of population based studies and investigations, for example outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, epidemiology of infectious disease and reliability of diagnostic tests.



Applied epizootiology comprises national and international disease control work with a focus on handling suspected cases of epizootic and zoonotic diseases based on the legislation of epizootic and zoonotic diseases and their characteristics, epizootic preparedness and strategies for fighting outbreaks of epizootic diseases in Sweden and EU and the importance of infectious diseases in the global exchange of food, animals and animal products.



Apart from lectures the student works in groups (discussions, role play etc) and carries out project work which is completed by joint group presentations. Group discussions and presentations are compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Participation in compulsory parts, passed presentation of exercises and project work and passed written examinations.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Clinical Sciences

Cooperating departments:

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Veterinary Medicine
Course code: TU0014 Application code: SLU-30202 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Clinical Sciences Pace: 100%