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Unit information: Population Medicine and One Health in 2015/16

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Unit name Population Medicine and One Health
Unit code VETS30007
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Ed van Klink
Open unit status Not open

ANAT10101,ANAT10102,PHYY10100 ANAT20303 as well as either PHYY20100 or PANM22041 & PANM22042


VETS23005, VETS30012

School/department Bristol Veterinary School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

  1. To critically evaluate the concept and principles of One Health and its application to veterinary nursing practice
  2. To review and extend the knowledge of students regarding the study of frequency , distribution and determinants of disease in the veterinary population (veterinary epidemiology)
  3. To consolidate previous learning and apply it to relevant elements of veterinary public health

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. The students will have general knowledge of the One Health principles and be able to apply these to a range of veterinary situations .
  2. The students will understand the principles of epidemiology and be able to apply these principles in understanding disease processes seen within clinical nursing practice .
  3. The students will be able to apply knowledge on veterinary public health, specifically in relation to zoonoses, to their role in clinical practice , including biodiversity measures in the practice.
  4. The student will have a coherent understanding of the principles of disease control and will be able to support the practice optimally in the execution of disease control programmes.
  5. The student will possess data handling and understanding skills through which the student is able to critically read, evaluate and interpret scientific information in, for example, publications and scientific reports. The student will have basic understanding of the critical requirements of data collection.

Teaching Information

Lectures and Seminars

Assessment Information

Students will undertake a 3 hour paper (100%) to include two essay questions from a choice of four (2hrs) and also a data handling question (1 hr)

Reading and References

  • Veterinary Epidemiology: An Introduction By Dirk Pfeiffer ISBN 1405176946, 9781405176941
  • One Health Initiative
  • Animals + Humans = One Health
  • 'One World, One Health, One Medicine' and 'One Health Journals and Special Issues' sections on the links page.
  • Veterinary Epidemiology, Third Edition, Michael Thrusfield ISBN-10: 0632063971; ISBN-13: 978-0632063970
  • Veterinary Epidemiologic Research - 2nd Edition, Ian Dohoo, Wayne Martin and Henrik Stryhn, featuring our very own Prof Bill Bowne in the chapter on Bayesian Stats.
  • Handbook of Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine, Peter Cockcroft & Mark Holmes, ISBN-10: 1405108908 | ISBN-13: 978-1405108904
  • Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science, Aviva Petrie & Paul Watson, ISBN-10: 063205025X | ISBN-13: 978-0632050253