University of Surrey
This programme is intended for those who wish to enhance their understanding of the role of microorganisms in animal health and disease, and provides an excellent grounding in molecular biology, immunology, epidemiology and microbiology. This grounding leads into the study of the complex mechanisms of host/microbe interactions that are involved in the pathogenesis of specific animal diseases, and provides insights into diagnosis and interventions, such as vaccines, essential for disease control. You will enhance your critical and analytical skills and gain hands-on experience in the diagnosis of veterinary diseases, such that you may identify problems, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, acquire and interpret data, and draw conclusions.
Example module listing: microbiology and veterinary immunology; microbial genetics; molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases; transmission and control of infectious diseases of animals (non-vector); transmission and control of infectious diseases of animals (vector); infectious diseases of animals - practical sessions (APHA, Pirbright ^ PHE/VMD); diseases of animal systems: gastro-intestinal diseases of animals; diseases of animal systems: respiratory diseases of animals; diseases of animal systems: multi-system diseases of animals; diseases of animal systems: CNS/Skin Diseases of animals; research project.
Assessment methods include a research project, examination and coursework (which may take the form of essays, data manipulation and analysis, practical reports, presentations, multiple choice questions or literature searches).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||-||12 Months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||-||24 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||GU2 7XH||South East|
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