Course level





Agriculture Food Sciences Schl, Veterinary Science School




One Semester

Delivery mode


Class contact


Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Examination; assignment; progressive

Course coordinator

A/Prof Ricardo Soares Magalhaes & Dr Anthony Young

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 Gatton Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

Biosecurity refers to the control and risk mitigation of hazardous biological agents. Issues relating to infectious diseases, invasive pests, biological control programs, and intentional misuse of biological agents means that an understanding of biosecurity is an essential competence for those working in the biological disciplines. This course aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of what constitutes such biological hazards, the theory and practice of avoiding or controlling these hazards, the regulatory framework for managing biosecurity, and opportunities to explore topical examples of biosecurity issues. The course content will re-contextualise and complement material from other course material relating to infectious diseases, epidemiology, ecology and animal and plant science.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile