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EPIDEMIOLOGY

Epidemiology IV - EPD401J
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The learners assessed as competent against the outcomes of this module will be able to perform risk assessment and apply it to the management of a domestic animal population, and use epidemiological information as a tool in quality assurance systems.
Epidemiology AH I - EPD2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Animal Health. The learners who complete the module will be able to assist veterinarians to implement monitoring and data analysis to prevent and control infectious animal diseases of livestock, including domestic and non-domestic animals. To achieve this aim, they will use basic concepts and procedures in biostatistics to provide a statistical description of disease effects in an animal population. Such descriptions will inform the development of animal health programmes and so contribute to establishing a sustainable food supply in southern Africa.
Epidemiology AH II - EPD2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: EDP2601
Purpose: This module forms part of the Diploma in Animal Health. The learners assessed as competent against this module will be able to calculate the size of samples, perform field investigations of disease outbreaks or problem occurrence, analyse epidemiological data, and perform screening and investigative methods. In addition, learners will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to evaluate outbreaks and devise strategies for disease control, prevention and eradication as part of a team in the animal health field.
Epidemiology II - EPD301J
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: EPD201F
Purpose: The learners assessed as competent against this standard will be able to apply the basic principles of animal health productivity and economics in the management of domestic animal populations, use the health triad as a management tool during epidemiological surveys, and use epidemiological data during disease control, prevention and eradication.
Epidemiology III - EPD3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: EPD2602
Purpose: This module is part of the Diploma in Animal Health Programme. Students assessed as competent against the outcomes of this module will be able to perform risk assessment and apply it to the management of a domestic animal population, and use epidemiological information as a tool in quality assurance systems.