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ZO 3810
BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Bowman

Pre-requisite(s): BI 2008; other students may be admitted onto the course with permission from the Course Co-ordinator.

The aim of this course is to provide a thorough overview of the principles of infectious diseases affecting man and animals. Lectures will cover principles of infection, epidemiology, zoonoses, control strategies, notifiable diseases and their containment, and vector borne disease. Lectures rely heavily on specific examples of the major groups of infectious organisms that, in part, reflect the interests of the team.

36 one-hour lectures; 5 six-hour practicals; 1 four-hour poster session; total contact hours approx 70 hours.

6 week course (weeks 36-44, thread 2).

To pass this course, a pass must be achieved in BOTH the theory exam and the in-course assessment.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); in-course assessment (50%). In-course assessment comprises group work and poster presentation (20%) and 3 practical write-ups (30%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%), this may contain material from both the practical and lecture components of the course.