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  • Objectives
    Animal health and disease are constantly in the news. Our understanding of the scientific basis of these topics has increased dramatically, but the challenges remain - and global warming is likely to bring new diseases to this country. If you want to understand the science behind this, and to contribute to the enhancement of animal (and indirectly human) health, then this is the programme for you. Surrey has a long-standing reputation for excellence in both teaching and research in the biomedical sciences. This new degree builds on these strengths and is run in collaboration with experts from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency and the Institute for Animal Health, based within 20 minutes of the University.
  • Entry requirements
    Typical entry requirements A level grades ABB-BBB (320-300 points) Two science/maths A levels, preferably Biology and Chemistry.
  • Academic Title
    BSc Veterinary Biosciences
  • Course description
    Programme Structure

    Level 1

    Biochemistry: Metabolism
    Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Cell Biology
    Practical Cell and Molecular Biology
    Practical Microbiology and Physiology
    Microbiology: Microbes and Health
    Practical Bacteriology

    Chemical and Biochemical Foundation or Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Foundation
    Key Skills 1

    Practical Biochemistry
    Food Science

    Level 2

    Practical Biochemistry and Immunology
    Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Introduction to Immunology
    Analytical Biochemistry
    Cellular Microbiology
    Animal Nutrition

    Key Skills 2

    Pathology and Medicine

    Metabolism in Health and Disease
    Food Microbiology
    Current Topics in Microbiology

    Optional professional training year
    Level 3

    Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
    Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases
    Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety
    Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

    Comparative Immunology
    Animal Infectious Diseases

    Research Project

    Molecular Biology and Genetics
    Clinical Immunology
    Food Microbiology

    Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
    Systems Biology: Genomes in Action

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