Course level





Veterinary Science School




One Semester

Class contact





VETS1060 or AGRC1020

Assessment methods

Examination; practical assessment; assignment

Course coordinator

A/Prof Joanne Meers

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course introduces students to the major pathogens of livestock, companion animals and wildlife. It describes the features of the broad classes of pathogens (parasites, bacteria, viruses, etc.) and explains classification structures within these classes as related to morphometric and phylogenetic characteristics of the organisms. Students will also be introduced to animal immunology and other aspects of host response as they pertain to infectious disease. Basic concepts relating to epidemiology will also be explored and applied to measuring population dynamics of host and agent interactions with respect to disease. Examples of key or topical pathogens are used to illustrate and deepen students understanding of pathogen-host interaction, and laboratory skills pertaining to pathogen identification, handling and characterisation will be developed. NOTE: External enrolment restricted to Vet Tech students only.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 External External Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 Gatton Internal Course Profile