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This course will provide you with insights into key infectious diseases of humans and domestic animals of major importance around the world and approaches to control these diseases
Practicals include hands-on modern molecular diagnostic techniques for disease detection and surveillance
In course assessments include group-work posters, talks and the production of public health information pamphlets
The mixture of a theoretical background, hands-on modern practical techniques and communication skills via different media gives a base from which to develop careers in the extensive field of infectious disease
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
This course runs in weeks 31-35, and is scheduled in Thread 2, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times: Mondays, 14-18; Tuesday, all day; Friday, 14-18.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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: Similar to 1st attempt, with continuous assessment mark(s) and /or exam mark carried forward with an opportunity to resit either or both, depending on what was failed in the first attempt.
A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during practical and poster sessions.
Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments. Groups will also be given generic feedback.