VET341 Veterinary Public Health, Part 2
Showing course contents for the educational year 2017 - 2018 .
Course responsible: Eystein Skjerve
Teachers: Hans Petter Kjæstad, Marit Nesje, Erik Georg Granquist, Clare Joan Phythian
ECTS credits: 4.5
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
The course have teaching / examination in the fall semester.
Course frequency: Yearly
First time: Study year 2017-2018
VET (Veterinary students)
VET341 includes to parts. Part 1 includes the basic competence in the regulations and the scientific platform for control of infectious diseases in animals and zoonotic infections is given. Part 2 gives the theoretical and practical elements of meat inspection.
After completing the course the student should:
Part 1: The student will:
- Know the national regulations that form the framework for the control of infectious diseases in animals and zoonotic infections, including import regulations.
- Understand the basis for disease control, how infections spread in populations, the interaction between clinical veterinary medicine and infection control, the use of diagnostic tests, quarantine, and isolation, vaccination,
- Know the structure and function of key surveillance programs organized by the FSA and animal industry
- Know the emergency procedures, reporting obligations and principles for management of serious/ exotic infections (A-list) in domestic animals
- Be able to review and evaluate an established control and monitoring programs
- Have knowledge and skills in the use of quantitative epidemiological methods to detect, monitor and combat infectious diseases in a population
- Understand how infectious animal diseases and zoonoses spread in populations and could simulate the path of an infectious disease in simple simulation models
- Recognize the importance of zero access of exotic diseases and to propose appropriate measures to prevent such diseases
- Be able to find information online about both diseases and the relevant epidemiological tool for assessing sample sizes, diagnostic test characteristics etc.
Part 2: The student will:
- Be able to carry out ante and post-mortem inspections, including emergency slaughter.
- Be able to make relevant technical evaluations in terms of meat inspection rating of the slaughter
- Be able to perform simple assessment of slaughter hygiene
- Be able to perform simple assessment of animal welfare in slaughterhouses.
- Have theoretical knowledge on the assessment of slaughterhouses and other food industry's Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system
- Have theoretical knowledge of inspection / auditing of food businesses
The block forms the basis so that the student after completing the course will master the following «Day one skills» by EAEVE: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8, 3.13, 3.14, 3.17, 3.20 After completing the course the student should:
Part 1 is taught mainly on Adamstua with a mix of theory, cases and group discussions. The teaching is problem-based and interactive with contact between students and student-teachers. Elements of the theory is also given as e-learning (recorded lectures). Students will also be two days in the FSA and gain insight into FSA's work on disease control and meet the livestock industry to learn about the industry's efforts and responsibility for disease control.
Part 2 (meat inspection) is taught in Sandnes in a rotation over a week. The teaching takes place in the slaughterhouse, and the students get through practical work and group discussions an introduction to veterinary tasks linked to ante-mortem inspection and post-mortem inspection (evaluation of carcasses) which have a special focus. Knowledge of slaughter hygiene, animal welfare during transport and in slaughterhouses, inspection, and auditing of the slaughterhouse and sampling in adherence to monitoring programs are also included in the teaching.
The teaching is interactive, with considerable contact between students and teachers.
Recommended literature and detailed description of the course are found at the VET341 area on the NMBU learning platform. Relevant legislations and regulations constitutes the basis for the veterinarians' role in disease control and meat inspection.
VET341 based on completed training during the first 4 years of the veterinary study.
The teaching is based upon skills and knowledge established previously in the study. To participate in the meat inspection parts, students have to complete a field trip to the slaughterhouse in the 6th semester.
VET341 is a compulsory course
Part 1 requires participation and participation in public discussions and group activities.
Part 2 in Sandnes meat inspection are entirely mandatory. The student has to contacts the main teacher if not the course can be completed on the scheduled week. If possible the course can be completed later that same autumn or the following year. In the week it is permitted until 1 day absence. If the student has more than one day's absence, the whole week is taken again at a later date.
VET341 is given 4.5 ECTS in the veterinary study.
Admitted to the Veterinary Medicine Program and completed minimum 166,5 ECTS after third year at the program
Reduction of credits:
VET317 - 3 ECTS
VET318 - 1,5 ECTS
Type of course:
An own examinator is present during the exam in meat inspection.
Examination details: Toppkombinasjon: Bestått / Ikke bestått