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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to major issues in ecosystem health, the major types of pests and diseases, including notifiable disease in plants and animals, One Health and zoonoses,  as well as methods for disease diagnosis, pathology, epidemiology and biosecurity. The interaction between stress, disease and the environment will be explored, along with ecology and management and control strategies using case studies.

Unit content

1. Overview of pests and diseases

2. Plant disease and diagnosis

3. Animal disease and diagnosis

4. Pests

5. Epidemiology and One Health

6. Integrated pest and disease management

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify the major types of pests and disease pathogens and demonstrate enhanced understanding of disease epidemiology, transmission of zoonoses and One Health
2 systematically access information using National and Global databases for pests, diseases and weeds and demonstrate enhanced understanding of the regulatory requirements for notifiable pests and diseases.
3 evaluate the health of individuals and/or the ecosystem in which they are found and identify potential causes of disease
4 critically evaluate methods for the control and management of pests and diseases, including the important role of environment in preventing disease in managed ecosystems.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the major types of pests and disease pathogens and demonstrate enhanced understanding of disease epidemiology, transmission of zoonoses and One Health
  2. systematically access information using National and Global databases for pests, diseases and weeds and demonstrate enhanced understanding of the regulatory requirements for notifiable pests and diseases.
  3. evaluate the health of individuals and/or the ecosystem in which they are found and identify potential causes of disease
  4. critically evaluate methods for the control and management of pests and diseases, including the important role of environment in preventing disease in managed ecosystems.

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