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Veterinary Science

118.701 Theriogenology60 credits
A personal course of study in aspects of reproduction of an animal species chosen by the candidate.

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118.702 Veterinary Medicine60 credits
A personal course of study in aspects of veterinary medicine in a species selected by the candidate.

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118.703 Veterinary Surgery60 credits
The principles of surgical management of diseases in a species selected by the candidate.

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118.704 Veterinary Radiology60 credits
A personal course covering applied radiography, radiology, ultrasonography and nuclear medicine.

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118.715 Epidemiologic Methods 130 credits
This course describes epidemiological methods used to investigate the magnitude of health problems, identify causal factors and evaluate interventions. Students will gain skills in study design, data analysis and critical evaluations. Examples and case studies will be drawn from a range of species including humans, production animals, companion animals, horses and plants.

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118.716 Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 130 credits
This course provides students with the basic skills necessary to undertake analysis of data in the health and biosecurity context. Throughout the course students will work with data collected during epidemiological studies (complete with missing data) and will learn how to interpret results in the light of bias, confounding, effect modification and model error.

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118.717 Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 230 credits
This course provides students with the skills necessary to undertake analysis of categorical and time-to-event data in the health and biosecurity context. Throughout the course students will work with data collected during observational studies and as such students will learn how to interpret results in the light of bias, confounding, effect modification and statistical error.

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118.718 Animal Health Management30 credits
This course covers topics related to animal production management, animal health service provision and animal health economics. The focus is on applying the principles of production monitoring, information management and decision-making processes at farm level in a practical way. A broader context is provided of the structure and operation of veterinary services, industry-level process control, and the importance of animal health economics.

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118.723 Applied Veterinary Microbiology60 credits
An advanced course in aspects of veterinary bacteriology, virology, mycology and serology by supervised experience, directed reading, detailed studies of selected cases and seminar presentations. course 116.721 or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for this course.

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118.724 Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology 260 credits
An advanced course in anatomical pathology that includes supervised performance and reporting of necropsies, histopathology, cytology, and detailed study of selected cases.

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118.725 Meat Hygiene60 credits
Practical and theoretical aspects of meat science. Interrelationships of production, process and product including aspects of animal welfare and meat quality. The production of meat from fish, poultry and game. General food safety principles. The HACCP concept. Food-borne diseases. Occupational zoonoses. National and international legislation. Regular assignments and a project report describing an investigation carried out at a meat export plant.

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118.726 Veterinary Public Health60 credits
The application of veterinary science to the promotion of human health. Interrelations between agricultural practices and the environment significant to animal and human health. Food safety including undesirable residues and the HACCP concept. Food-borne diseases, zoonoses and emergence of diseases from animal reservoirs. The application of epidemiological principles to the investigation, prevention and control of diseases.

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118.727 Veterinary Clinical Pathology60 credits
A course in veterinary clinical pathology completed by supervised experience, directed reading, detailed studies of selected cases, tutorials and seminar presentations.

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118.728 Wildlife Health60 credits
An advanced course that focuses on the application of veterinary pathology, epidemiology and clinical science to the detection and management of disease in wildlife. It includes supervised practical experience, directed reading, detailed case studies and seminar presentations.

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118.729 Applied Veterinary Parasitology60 credits
An advanced course in aspects of veterinary parasitology by supervised experience, directed reading, practical assignments, detailed studies of selected cases and seminar presentations.

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118.731 Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology 160 credits
A course in veterinary diagnostic pathology, which includes supervised performance of necropsies, participation in the routine gross and histological examination of pathological material, and directed study of general pathology.

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118.751 Canine and Feline Gastroenterology15 credits
The principles of gastroenterology of dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diseases of the alimentary system.

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118.752 Canine and Feline Endocrinology15 credits
The principles of endocrinology of dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diseases of the endocrine glands.

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118.753 Canine and Feline Oncology15 credits
The principles of oncology of dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of neoplastic disease.

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118.754 Diagnostic Imaging for Small Animal Veterinarians15 credits
The principles of diagnostic imaging in small animal practice for veterinary graduates. Principles of radiography and other imaging modalities. Radiologic interpretation of all body systems, primarily of dogs and cats, and integration with case management.

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118.755 Clinical Pathology in Small Animal Practice15 credits
The principles of clinical pathology in dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. It includes the indications, application and interpretation of haematological, biochemical, urine, cytological and special testing of dogs and cats.

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118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology15 credits
The principles of neurology in dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diseases of the nervous system.

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118.757 Cardiorespiratory Medicine for Small Animal Veterinarians15 credits
The principles and practice of cardiorespiratory medicine in dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of cardiac and respiratory disease.

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118.758 Avian Medicine15 credits
The principles and practice of avian medicine in companion birds and aviary collections, for veterinarians. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diseases of birds.

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118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice15 credits
The principles of ophthalmology in dogs and cats for veterinary graduates. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of diseases of the eye.

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118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine15 credits
The principles and practice of emergency medicine in dogs and cats for veterinarians. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of conditions seen in emergency practice.

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118.762 Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians15 credits
The principles of dermatology in dogs and cats for veterinarians. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of skin diseases.

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118.763 Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery15 credits
The principles and practice of orthopedic surgery in dogs and cats for veterinarians. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of orthopedic diseases.

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118.764 Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery15 credits
The principles and practice of soft tissue surgery in dogs and cats for veterinarians. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of soft tissue diseases.

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118.771 Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians15 credits
An advanced course on ruminant nutrition and feeding practices for veterinarians. Principles of microbial digestion in the rumen, absorption and utilisation of nutrients. Practical nutrition for enhancement of animals' performance and health, including critical study of the evaluation of feeds, feed intakes and nutrient requirements. Practical assessments of animal and feed resources; ration formulation. Current developments in ruminant feeding technologies, including genetic modification of feeds and rumen flora.

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118.772 Calf Medicine, Health and Management15 credits
An advanced course on specific aspects of calf rearing, health management and medicine for veterinarians. A critical study of the systems and environments utilised in calf rearing, nutrient and health requirements with respect to disease prevention, herd biosecurity, health, welfare and productivity.

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118.775 Advanced Mastitis Management for the Production Animal Veterinarian15 credits
An advanced course on mastitis for production animal veterinarians. This course will provide in-depth study of mastitis causing agents and their treatment and control within the herd and at an individual level. It will address the epidemiology of disease, mastitis prevention, herd biosecurity, herd/animal health, welfare and productivity.

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118.776 Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians15 credits
An advanced course on cattle lameness for veterinarians. This course will provide in-depth study of lameness diagnosis, treatment and control within the herd. It will address the epidemiology of disease, lameness prevention, herd biosecurity, welfare and productivity.

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118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility15 credits
An advanced course on clinical reproduction for veterinarians. Comparative veterinary reproductive anatomy, physiology, and technology across a range of species. In-depth study of reproductive management in a nominated elective species. Use of scientific literature to inform decision making on reproductive issues.

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118.778 Advanced Studies in Equine Lameness for Veterinarians15 credits
An advanced course on applied aspects of equine lameness for veterinarians. Investigation and management of musculoskeletal diseases of horses and foals. Use of scientific literature to inform decision making on equine lameness issues.

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118.779 Advanced Studies in Equine Diagnostic Imaging15 credits
The principles of diagnostic imaging in equine practice for veterinary graduates. Principles of radiography and ultrasonography. Interpretation of the results of imaging and integration with case management.

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118.780 Equine Gastroenterology15 credits
An advanced course on aspects of equine gastroenterology for veterinarians. Investigation, critical care and follow-up management of selected gastrointestinal diseases of horses and foals. Use of scientific literature to inform decision making in equine gastroenterology.

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118.781 Marketing Management for Veterinary Practice15 credits
A study of the marketing function in Veterinary business, including a range of marketing tools and techniques and their application to marketing situations.

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118.782 Introductory Accounting for Veterinary Practice15 credits
Accounting functions from a veterinary management perspective. (a) Wealth and its role in organisational purpose, products and strategies; (b) data capture, processing and reporting which enable monitoring of progress toward and enhance prospects of achieving objectives; (c) benchmarking for improving organisational performance; (d) compliance and external reporting (e) other contemporary issues in accounting and management.

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118.783 People Management for Veterinary Practice15 credits
A study of the behaviour of people in the work environment, including an overview of organisational structure and management theory, together with the issues of motivation, communication, leadership, decision-making, career development, power and organisational change.

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118.784 Mediation and Dispute Resolution for Veterinary Practice15 credits
This course will provide an overview of the dispute resolution processes available for preventing and resolving difficulties within the environment of a veterinary practice.

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118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology15 credits
Students will study the principles of veterinary epidemiology with an emphasis on learning the skills necessary to critically evaluate the literature for the purposes of evidence-based medicine. Examples and case studies will be drawn from a range of species including production animals, wildlife, companion animals and horses.

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118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology15 credits
Students will gain the skills necessary to design an epidemiological study in a clinical setting and investigate an outbreak of disease. Examples and case studies will be drawn from a range of species including production animals, wildlife, aquatic species, companion animals and horses.

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118.791 Special Topic15 credits
 

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118.792 Special Topic30 credits
 

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118.793 Special Topic60 credits
 

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118.799 Research Report30 credits
 

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118.811 Research Report60 credits
A detailed examination of a specific topic within the field of study of the candidate, approved by the Chief Supervisor in advance, which may include aspects of original research, problem investigation, and/or study of pre-existing data or published literature.

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118.815 Epidemiologic Methods 230 credits
This course extends the concepts covered in 118.715 Epidemiological Methods 1. The focus of the course is on identifying and quantitatively examining the effects of bias, confounding and interaction. Examples and case studies will be drawn from a range of species including humans, production animals, companion animals, horses and plants.

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118.816 Advanced Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 130 credits
This course provides students with advanced skills to undertake analysis of data in the health and biosecurity context. Techniques covered include linear mixed models, spatial techniques, time series and meta-analysis. Students will work with data collected during epidemiological studies with examples and case studies drawn from a range of species including humans, production animals, aquatic species, companion animals, horses wildlife and plants.

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118.817 Advanced Analysis of Epidemiologic Data 230 credits
Students will gain advanced skills necessary to analyse data in the health and biosecurity context. Techniques covered include multivariable analysis of data with logistic, Poisson and time-to-event responses, and latent class analysis using the concept of Bayesian statistics. Students will work with real data collected during epidemiological studies with examples and case studies drawn from a range of species including humans, production animals, wildlife, aquatic species, companion animals, horses and plants.

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118.819 Biosecurity Methods30 credits
This is an advanced course with an emphasis on teaching practical skills. Participants will learn how to undertake quantitative risk assessments, design surveillance systems (including risk based systems) and evaluate the economic costs and benefits associated with various control options. Case studies will be drawn from plant, animal, and aquatic health problems and the control of invasive species.

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118.823 Advanced Health and Management of an Animal Species60 credits
Advanced aspects of management and disease in a species selected by the candidate with a view to developing specialised skills dealing with that species. Completion of 195.723 is a prerequisite for the advanced course.

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118.826 Advanced Veterinary Surgery60 credits
Advanced aspects of the surgical management of a disease in a species selected by the candidate with a view to developing specialised surgical skills dealing with that species. Course 195.726 is a prerequisite for this course.

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118.827 Advanced Veterinary Pharmacology60 credits
A personal course of study in veterinary pharmacology, emphasising applied therapeutics in an animal species chosen by the candidate.

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118.851 Research Report (MVM) (45 credit)45 credits
A detailed examination of a specific topic within the field of study of the candidate, approved by the course co-ordinator in advance, which may include aspects of original research, problem investigation, and/or study of pre-existing data or published literature.

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118.852 Research Report (MVM) (60 credit)60 credits
A detailed examination of a specific topic within the field of study of the candidate, approved by the course co-ordinator in advance, which may include aspects of original research, problem investigation, and/or study of pre-existing data or published literature.

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118.853 Advanced Profession Practice in Veterinary Science45 credits
A supervised placement in an approved setting of veterinary practice. Students will observe the work of experts in the selected area of veterinary practice, undertake some work under supervision, and gain experience in using the empirical literature to guide evidence-based decision making and writing reports in the discipline.

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118.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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118.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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118.899 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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118.900 PhD Veterinary Science120 credits
 

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