Course code VET322

VET322 Infection Prevention and Control

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Course responsible: Ann-Katrin Llarena, Marina Elisabeth Aspholm
Teachers: Ane Mohn Bjelland
ECTS credits: 1.5
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
The course starts in Fall semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in Fall semester
Course frequency: Yearly
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Last time: 2025H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Principles within biosecurity, zoonoses; transmissible animal and fish diseases; modes of infection and transmission routes; protection against new infectious diseases to Norway; barriers; the veterinarian's role in infection control. The course includes lectures, group assignments and plenary discussions.
Learning outcome:

The course will provide the student with basic knowledge about biosecurity in veterinary medicine.

After completing the course the student should:

  • Know the principles of biosecurity.
  • Understand how the principles of biosecurity can be used in practice.
  • Possess a responsible attitude to biosecurity and prevention of infections.
Learning activities:
Lectures, group assignments and plenary discussions
Teaching support:
The course ends with a presentation and plenary discussion where the course supervisors are present and the students can ask questions. The course coordinator is available throughout the course and can be reached by email. 
Recommended literature and detailed description of the course are found on the block's home directory on Canvas
Completed 1-9. semester of the Vveterinary Medicine Program
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Lectures, group assignments and plenary discussions are mandatory.

Rules for absence: Up to 20% absence is accepted. Absence of more than 20% requires a medical certificate in order to obtain a customized arrangement enabling the student to pass the course within the fall semester. If the absence exceeds 20% without a medical certificate, the course must be retaken the following year. 


Presence of lectures and participation in plenary discussions (signed attendance)

Contribution in group assignment

Nominal workload:
40 hours
Entrance requirements:
Admitted to the Veterinary Medicine Program and completed 1-9. semester of the Veterinary Medicine Program
Type of course:
25 hours

Requirements for own equipment


Examination details: Obligatorisk aktivitet: Passed / Not Passed