This subject will be presented through a Problem Based Learning curriculum. It will address emergency animal diseases, risk assessment and biosecurity at the national, state and farm levels. The content of the subject will be tightly aligned with the relevant traditional disciplines and will address many of the Veterinary Graduate Attributes of Charles Sturt University. The principles of Public Health and Biosecurity will be reinforced in other subjects where ever it is appropriate.
Public Health & Biosecurity 1 is run over 4 weeks of the semester and includes four PBL packages, PBL Tutorial Sessions and weekly lectures.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Restricted to enrolment in the:
Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
ASC262 and ASC370 and ASC474 and VSC225 and VSC310 and VSC332
Emergency animal diseases
- Clinical signs
- Immediate response to the detection of a possible emergency in animal disease
- Confirmation of a diagnosis
- Control measures
- Decontamination procedures
- Emergency management plans
- Relevant state legislation
- Identify risks
- Analyse risks
- Treat risks
- Monitor and review risk treatment pan
- National, state and livestock industry biosecurity plans
- National and state legislation
- Roles of different veterinarians, private, industry and government, in the prevention, notification and control of livestock diseases
- Methods of spread of endemic and emergency animal diseases
- The planning process
- Factors impinging upon the biosecurity of individual livestock enterprises
Content covered by each case will be rigorously mapped against CSU Veterinary Graduate Attributes and traditional clinical curricula followed at other Veterinary Schools. In addition, preclinical subject material relevant to the cases presented (for example pathology, microbiology, etc) will be reinforced (if previously covered) or extended, as appropriate for the cases presented.
For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or email@example.com or phone on 1800 275 278.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.