1 Individual modules available for study on a stand-alone basis
Annex B gives individual module outlines.
The following modules are available to study on a stand-alone basis:
35 hour non-credit bearing individual modules
- Introduction to statistics and hypothesis testing
- Statistical aspects of study design and analysis of data
- Principles of veterinary epidemiological investigations and some descriptive epidemiological methods
- Design and analysis of epidemiological investigations - observational studies
- Design and analysis of epidemiological investigations - intervention studies
- Principles of farm animal economic analysis
- Tools for economic analysis
- Use of economic tools in epidemiology
- Sampling in epidemiological investigations
- Diagnostic decision making and making epidemiological disease and information management
- An introduction to risk analysis and risk assessment
- An overview of zoonotic diseases caused by parasites
- An overview of zoonotic diseases caused by bacteria, virus and rickettsia
- Principles of food safety control and antibiotic resistance
- Control of food safety - red meat and poultry
- Control of food safety - eggs, milk and milk products
- Development of a disease control programme - salmonella in pigs
- Development of a disease control programme - bovine TB
- Risk analysis using @RISK software
- Welfare issues in systems involving confinement
- Welfare issues in extensive farming systems
- Animal transport and slaughter - critical welfare considerations
- Animal health analysis and database management on farms (formerly known as Database management at farms)
50 hour non-credit bearing individual modules
- Advanced risk analysis using @RISK software
- Herd health management
- Animal disease surveillance
- Database management and analysis in animal health surveillance (Notice given - this module is closing and will be available until 2013. A student who wishes to complete this module should ensure they have submitted their written assignment by the last opportunity in 2013).
- Disease modelling
- Introduction to veterinary public health, risk analysis and risk assessment
- Zoonoses of parasitic, bacterial and viral origin
- Principles of food safety control and 'farm to fork' concept
- Control of food safety: red meat, poultry, eggs, milk and milk products
- Development of a disease control programme: salmonella in pigs and bovine
- Introduction to statistics, hypothesis testing, study design and analysis of data
- Principles, methodology and sampling in epidemiological investigations
- Design and analysis of epidemiological investigations - observational and intervention studies
- Quantitative aspects of diagnostic testing and information management in epidemiological investigations
- Tools for economic analysis in epidemiology
240 hour credit bearing individual modules
- Animal disease (current concepts) (formerly known as Animal disease Part I (current concepts))
- Principles of livestock production
- Developing and monitoring of livestock production systems
- Epidemiology and animal health economics
- Veterinary public health
- Reproduction and fertility - a species approach
- Economics for livestock development and policy
- Statistical methods in veterinary epidemiology
- Animal welfare
- Advanced statistical methods in veterinary epidemiology *
- Management of infectious disease outbreaks in animal populations
- Research design, management and grant application writing
- Surveillance and investigation of animal health
- Sustainable Livestock Farming in the Environment
A student who intends to study this optional module will require access to ArcGIS software ( version 9 or higher), plus the extensions, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. The cost of the GIS software is NOT included in your module fee and you will need to purchase if you do not have access to it.
Three of the 240 hour individual modules have been broken down into further 50 hour individual modules, further details in Annex A.
All credit bearing individual modules will accommodate no less than 50 notional study hours. Refer to glossary for definition.
All modules accommodate either 35, 50 or 240 notional study hours.
A student may take any number of individual modules, but only two relevant 240 hour individual modules may be counted as credit towards a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree, or one relevant 240 hour individual module may be counted towards a Postgraduate Certificate. A student who has successfully completed individual modules in excess of these maximums will not be awarded credit in respect of these modules .
A student may apply to take any module available in the current year unless they have already been awarded the MSc degree or Postgraduate diploma, in which case they may not normally offer a module which is the same as, or equivalent to, a module previously taken.
Availability of modules may vary from year to year.