PCC/ CCOG / VT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for VT 207

Course Number:
VT 207
Course Title:
Public Health & Sanitation
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers the principles of public health and sanitation as they apply to veterinary medicine and the veterinary technician. Emphasizes epidemiology, public health principles and regulations, zoonoses, and meat and food hygiene. Prerequisites: VT 111, 112, 113.

Addendum to Course Description

The purpose of this course is to teach the veterinary technology student about the principle of public health and sanitation, epidemiology, immunology, biologicals, and zoonotic diseases in order to give them the knowledge so that they may prevent the spread and animal to man and animal to animal contagious diseases.  

This is designed for second year veterinary technology students and is a graduation requirement for the Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology. Credits in this course are not transferable to a four year school towards a baccalaureate degree.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of the course, the short term outcome will be that the student will have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives of this course content and outcome guide and confirmed as provided in the assessment above. The long term outcome desired is for the student to gain sufficient knowledge of Public Health to successfully pass the National Veterinary Technician Board Examination and effectively utilize the knowledge gained in their Cooperative Education Experience and as a practicing veterinary technician upon graduation. The course content and outcome guides are developed by college-wide subject area faculty and approved by management.

Course Activities and Design

This course is designed to be a lecture course. It is a two-credit-hour course that meets for two-lecture hour per week.  

Topics covered will be general principles of epidemiology, food hygiene, zoonotic diseases, immunology and biologicals

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Grades will be based on the student€™s understanding of the course content as demonstrated by periodic examinations and one comprehensive final exam, and by attendance. To receive a passing grade, the student must have attended a minimum of 70 percent of each of the lecture classes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1.0   INTRODUCTION  
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the principles of epidemiology. 
2.0 FOOD HYGIENE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASE  
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of diseases that occur due to a lack of food hygiene or inadequate handling and storage of food and water.  
3.0 ZOONOTIC DISEASE  
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of diseases can be spread across species including humans.  
4.0 ZOONOTIC DISEASE AND REGULATORY MEDICINE  
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of diseases can be spread across species including humans. The student must also describe regulatory control and government procedures where applicable.
5.0 IMMUNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL USE
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is for the student to develop a comprehensive knowledge of immunology as it relates to the use of biologicals. The student must so understand the appropriate use of common vaccines in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.