Pathology: Wildlife 806

Module code PAT 806
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Veterinary Science
Module content

The emphasis of the module is on practical diagnostic pathology (including forensic pathology) and its outcomes will enable a veterinarian to investigate disease and the cause of death in wildlife. The approach will emphasise the following: After conducting a necropsy, a diagnosis is finalised by also considering the results of other diagnostic tests and ancillary data; when it is not possible to make a final diagnosis, the formulation of a list of differential diagnoses and a strategy to resolve the problem; compiling interim and final report(s) that are scientifically sound, presentable to a court of law and reflect a degree of professionalism that is commensurate with a professional person.  The theoretical component includes selected information dealing with incidental findings and ‘non-lesions’, species-specific infectious diseases, and non-infectious diseases.

Module credits 28.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Paraclinical Sciences
Period of presentation Year

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