Course Code : ABF 335

Course Title : Zoonosis and Food Crisis

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 3,0

Course Description:The objective of this course is to offer basic knowledge of important production animal diseases that can be transmitted fromanimal to humans directly or through the food-chain. Risk factors for animal and human health are analysed alongside epidemiological evidence,diagnostics, prevention and intervention strategies, and bioethics. Real examples from food crises outbreaks will be presented, dealing directly orindirectly with animal health and the hygienic condition of animal-origin products. Preventive measures and the management of food crises areemphasized.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity by Eric Chivian ISBN 0195175093, 9780195175097

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory