This module aims to:
Describe the major parasitic diseases of companion and food producing animals and related parasites that impact on global human health;
Outline control methods for parasitic infections;
Develop knowledge and understanding in molecular and cellular biology, ecology and epidemiology relevant to parasitism, and the ability to apply, evaluate and interpret this knowledge to solve problems.
(LO1) On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:1. Describe the diversity, life history, diagnosis and control of economically-important parasites of animals, and those human parasites of global importance;
(LO2) 2. Define fundamental concepts in parasitology, such as host-parasite interaction, life cycle, virulence, as well as the consequences of parasitism;
(LO3) 3. Evaluate the relative importance and the nature of different threats of parasitic infection in terms of pathogenicity and impact on socio-economics;
(LO4) 4. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of veterinary parasitology and public health, and how this knowledge has been applied to solve problems.
(S1) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning
(S2) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.
(S3) Self-management readiness to accept responsibility (i.e. leadership), flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning
(S4) Research management developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, collecting & using data, applying research methods, applying ethics