Course covers: the biological principles underpinning wildlife disease and conservation studies; field, conservation and pathological techniques in wild animals; conservation biology including population ecology; epidemiology, diagnosis, pathology and control of wildlife disease, the ecology of infectious agents in wild animal populations and veterinary interventions in wildlife (including social, welfare, ethical and legal aspects); management and sustainable utilisation of captive and free'living wild animals (including husbandry, breeding and nutrition), and the preventive medicine of captive and free'living wild animals; wildlife research methodology.
Year 1: systems and investigative biology; the living cell; the moving animal; inheritance, reproduction and development; basic concepts in immunology; problem definition and investigation; supervised science report. Year 2: the enemy within; the enemy without; pharmacology (principles and practice); from lab to market; research project. Year 3: comparative animal locomotion; advanced skeletal pathobiology; advanced reproduction and development; animal behaviour and welfare; infection and immunity; advanced concepts in biobusiness; wild animal biology; parasitology of tropical human and veterinary disease; comparative models of diseases; endocrine and metabolic syndromes. Year 4: research project.
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- SQA Higher BBBBB
- International Baccalaureate
- GCE A-level BBB-ABB
- BTEC National Diploma MDD
- SQA Advanced Higher
- GCE AS-level
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
- Course specific
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD