FOUNDATIONS OF DISEASE THREE - PATHOLOGY OF THE INTEGUMENT AND ALIMENTARY SYSTEMS - 2018/9

Module code: VMS2003

Module Overview

This module introduces the student to the pathology of the integument and alimentary tract, including the infectious disease agents that affect them. The changes to skin and alimentary tract seen with disease or invasion by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungal agents will be introduced. These diseases will be presented in context of One Health and underpinned with clinical case examples introducing clinical pathology results from the various veterinary species.

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

BETSON ME Dr (Vet Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: D323

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of all First BVMSci year units

Module content





Pathology of the skin – infectious, inflammatory, dysplastic, degenerative, neoplasia and other tumours and cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease




Pathology of the adnexa and glands

Pathology of the mammary gland




Normal microflora of epidermis and mucosal surfaces




Mucosal Immunity, especially of the gut




Faecal –oral transmission of infectious pathogens of the alimentary tract




Staphylococcus and Streptococcus: Example of important gram-positive pathogenic bacteria of the skin & mammary gland and alimentary tract




Enterobacteriaceae I: Important gram-negative pathogenic bacteria of the skin, mammary gland and alimentary tract




Enterobacteriaceae II: Important gram-negative pathogenic bacteria of the skin, mammary gland and alimentary tract




Campylobacter, Lawsonia and Brachyspira: Other important gram-negative pathogenic bacteria of the alimentary tract, Clostridia




Fungal and yeast diseases of skin and alimentary tract

Dermatophytes: Microsporum, Trichophyton, Epidermophyton

Candida,Crytococcus,Malasezia




 




Parasites of the alimentary system: Nematodes – dogs and cats, life cycle and environmental control




Parasites of the alimentary system: Nematodes – ruminants and swine, life cycle and environmental control




Parasites of the alimentary system: Nematodes – horse, life cycle and environmental control




Parasites of the alimentary system: Nematodes – poultry, life cycle and environmental control




Parasites of the alimentary system: Cestodes – dogs and cats, life cycle and environmental control




Parasites of the alimentary system: Cestodes – large animals, life cycle and environmental control




Parasites of the alimentary system: Trematodes, life cycle and environmental control




Anthelminthic drugs and resistance issues




 




Protozoa – alimentary tract birds (Coccidiosis)




Protozoa – alimentary tract mammals I (Coccidiosis, Giardia, Tritrichomonas)




Protozoa – alimentary tract mammals II (Cryptosporidosis/ Sarcocystosis)




Larva migrans




Arthropods of the alimentary tract and skin “endoparasites”:  Hypoderma and Gasterophilus




Arthropods skin – Ectoparasites – Soft and hard ticks and their role as disease vectors




Arthropods skin – Ectoparasites- mites




Ectoparasites: fleas and lice




Ectoparasites: Nuisance and biting flies, fly strike




Anti-ectoparasite drugs (“pesticide”)  resistance issues




Pathology of the alimentary tract – inflammatory, toxin-related, congenital, degenerative. Disorders of motility




Pathology of the alimentary tract - neoplasia




Viral pathogens of the skin and upper alimentary tract: Pathogenesis of poxvirus infections




Viral pathogens of the gastrointestinal tract: Pathogenesis of rotavirus (dsRNA viruses)





 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PBL ASSESSMENT 10
Practical based assessment PRACTICAL REPORTS 10
Practical based assessment STEEPLECHASE 30
Examination WRITTEN EXAMINATION 50

Alternative Assessment

Resits for practical reports will involve the preparation of a reflective writing report on an area related to the failed module.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


Record writing ability and understanding and use of terminology
Encourage teamwork and participation in group learning in the PBL cases.
Content knowledge of general pathology and infectious and non-infectious disease mechanisms


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Formative assessments: Instructor and peer assessments 0%
PBL assessment – 10%
Practical reports – 10%
Steeplechase - 30%
Written examination – 50%


Formative assessment and feedback

Formative assessments: Instructor and peer assessments 0%

Module aims

  • ¬†Introduce the terminology of systemic skin and alimentary tract pathology based on aetiopathogenesis, and gross and microscopic appearance of non infectious, infectious and immune-mediated lesions.
  • Increase the students' ability to describe the abnormal and write a concise report of findings using the appropriate terminology and methods to record findings¬†

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Appreciate the commonality of disease processes across species including concepts of One Health, One Medicine - RCVS KU 1, KU 5 KCPT
2 Describe the basic mechanisms of infectious disease and apply acquired foundation knowledge relevant to the skin and alimentary tract. RCVS KU 1, KU 5 KPT
3 Understand what are the causes, development and consequences of infectious and non-infectious disease of the skin and alimentary tract by using the principles of disease: injury, adaptation, inflammation, and repair. RCVS KU 1, KU 5 KPT
4 Perform sampling methods appropriate to identifying common pathological findings affecting the skin and alimentary tract RCVS 22 KCPT
5 Recognise and describe infectious disease lesions and agents of the skin and alimentary tract, using appropriate terminology - RCVS 35 KPT
6 Appreciate the clinical pathological methods and tests used to identify disease of skin and alimentary tract - RCVS 22, 25 KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 99

Lecture Hours: 34

Tutorial Hours: 6

Laboratory Hours: 11

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Provide infectious and non-infectious disease pathology in the context of One Health, One medicine



Provide students with the skills to record pathological findings using appropriate terminology


The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures, flipped classroom, small group sessions, PBL cases, practical classes using microscopy and anatomic pathologic specimens

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for FOUNDATIONS OF DISEASE THREE - PATHOLOGY OF THE INTEGUMENT AND ALIMENTARY SYSTEMS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/vms2003

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Veterinary Medicine and Science BVMSci (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.