Respond effectively to emergency animal disease occurrences

  • An online degree for veterinarians, animal scientists and animal health workers, wishing to effectively contribute and respond to emergency animal disease responses, both in Australia and internationally
  • Developed in partnership with the CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory and the Victorian Department of Primary Industries
  • Online flexible part-time study allows you to manage the time devoted to study, whilst remaining in full-time employment
  • Single subject study is available under the Community Access Program 

  • Can be used as an early exit option from the Masters program

Course Description

This course comprises the first four subjects of the Master of Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Diseases).

Undertake specialised training in responding to animal health emergencies, particularly those with a potential public health consequence. Topics include laboratory tests, project management, advanced disease recognition and control, risk communication, epidemiology, selection and evaluation of control options, simulation exercises and preparedness planning.

Specialised, targeted and relevant modules

The course provides coordinated and targeted modules to cover the skills that have been identified from experience in recent emergency diseases situations, such as Hendra virus infections and the 2007 outbreak of equine influenza in Australia.

The first subject will be taught as a short residential course to cover hands-on experience and to personally introduce students to each other as well as to their future tutors and mentors to ensure that they are familiar with the resources and requirements of online learning.

Learning outcomes

  • Career opportunities exist in Australia and internationally, in roles dealing with global, regional and local animal health issues
  • Explore a diverse range of state, national and international veterinary and public health agencies and nongovernmental organisations
  • Immediately join Australia’s emergency animal disease response capacity

Upcoming Subject Study Dates

Module title Semester 1 (2017) Semester 2 (2017) Applications close
Communication in Disease Emergencies 7 Aug - 13 Oct - 25 Jul 2017
Transboundary Animal Diseases - - 2018
Epidemiology of Epidemics 6 Feb - 14 Apr - 22 Jan 2017
Eradicable Diseases 6 Feb - 14 Apr - 22 Jan 2017
Management in Disease Emergencies 24 Apr - 30 Jun - 9 Apr 2017
Disease Investigation at Farm Level 24 Apr - 30 Jun - 9 Apr 2017

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