VET30140 Veterinary Public Health II

VET30140 Veterinary Public Health II

VET30140 Veterinary Public Health II 150 150 Peter

VET30140 Veterinary Public Health II

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is a core veterinary module within the undergraduate programme in veterinary medicine. Students will build on existing knowledge gained from previous modules, including Veterinary Public Health I (VET30060) so that they have competencies in developing and applying risk management approaches to control relevant hazards at the pre-harvest, harvest and post-harvest phases of the food chain. This will include:
– developing an understanding of the responsibilities of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in abattoirs & food processing plants
– having day one competencies in meat inspection (both ante-mortem & post-mortem) following theoretical and practical training for the main food animal species
– developing an awareness of the responsibilities of all stakeholders relating to animal welfare of animals on farm, during transportation and in the abattoir
– having an understanding of the concept of longitudinally integrated safety assurance & Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point principles and the development of food safety management systems
– having a knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory controls that are applied within the food chain to monitor and manage associated hazards
– introduction to food processing technologies used for foods of animal origin
– having an understanding of the application of molecular diagnostic tools for the detection and characterisation of zoonotic pathogens

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module students will have:
– day one competencies in the areas of ante-mortem and post-mortem examination of food animals and food hygiene & processing technology.
– knowledge of the responsibilities of all stakeholders, including the OV, relating to animal welfare of animals on farm, during transportation and in the abattoir
– an understanding of the concept of longitudinally integrated safety assurance & Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point principles and the development/implementation of food safety management systems
– day one competency of relevant legislation and regulatory controls that are applied within the food chain to monitor and manage associated hazards
– knowledge of food processing technologies used for foods of animal origin
– understanding of how molecular methods can be applied to assist epidemiological tracking of zoonotic agents within specific food chains.
– day one competency in VPH problem solving in the context of veterinary professionals working as practice clinicians or VPH specialists.

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