Credit points: 30
This subject presents the principles of parasitology and immunology as they pertain to diseases of domestic animals (mainly livestock) and wildlife. Major components include the animal immune system; host immune defence against parasitic diseases; the diagnosis and control of infection and disease; common parasitic diseases of animals and animal biosecurity. Using the knowledge learnt and the skills developed in this course, you will synthesise existing information and develop an integrated parasite management control programme to control parasitic disease. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential by developing the ability to tackle problems creatively and generate innovative approaches to disease control, now and in the future .
Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Stear
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesBIO1OF OR BIO1MGC
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Veterinary Immunology: Principle and Practice
AuthorDay, M.J. and Schultz, R.D.
Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHayley Toet
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Four 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Three 6.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 6.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students will be required to present a journal article allocated to their group.
WorkShopWeek: 21 - 21
One 6.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
This will be a disease simulation exercise which will be run by a guest lecturer.
Two x 2 hour final examinations (4,000-words equivalent). One exam for Immunology and one exam for Parasitology/Biosecurity
Six online quizzes (500-words equivalent)
Case study investigation and report (2,000-words).Testing of cattle sera and faeces to detect the presence of liver fluke infection using two ELISAs and provision of treatment and management advice to the farmer.
One group oral presentation (1,000-word equivalent per student). Independent research activity to critically review a journal article on Immunology or parasitology (3 mins per student and total allocated time per group is 10 mins)
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Poster presentation (1,000-word equivalent). Using the knowledge learnt and the skills developed in this course, students will synthesise existing information and develop an integrated parasite management control program to control parasitic infections in cattle and sheep.
Practical worksheet and drawings (250-words equivalent). Analysis of field samples to detect the presence of parasitic infections and examination of microscopic parasite specimens to identify their characteristic anatomical features.