- Online study mode
- Full-time: 0.5 years
- Part-time: 1 year
- Core subjects: This course requires the completion of one compulsory subject, Selection & Interpretation of Lab Tests.
- Elective subjects*: 3 subjects (12.5 credit points each). View list of approved electives.
*The availability of each subject within a given year will depend on class enrolments.
- Intensive modules offer a combination of scientific and professional skills development
- Regular assessment is conducted throughout each module and a final exam is held at the end of each module
Graduate Certificate in Masters Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Diseases)
|Selection & Interpretation of Lab TestsCore||12.5|
Selection & Interpretation of Lab Tests
Making a definitive aetiological diagnosis using methods and interpretations consistent with established world standards is a critical part in the early diagnosis of an emergency animal disease and in initiating control/eradication programs. It always relies on testing in a laboratory of samples collected from animals suspected to be infected with the infectious agent of concern. Laboratory testing and correct interpretation of test results is also important in many surveillance programs, which are conducted either to detect presence of the disease in a population or to provide evidence of absence of the disease. This subject will combine hands-on performance of currently used laboratory ...
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|Communication in Disease EmergenciesElective||12.5|
Communication in Disease Emergencies
During emergency situations, effective public communications have been shown to be of crucial importance. Gaining public trust and co-operation during any emergency is a function of ensuring that the right messages are targeted at the appropriate times to the right audiences using the most appropriate media channels. Specifically, in animal disease emergencies, public co-operation is required to maximise good biosecurity and gain maximum compliance with disease management efforts. This subject will use lecture notes and study materials to educate students on the basics of communications planning, including determining communication objectives, identifying target audiences, messages and me...
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|Management in Disease EmergenciesElective||12.5|
Management in Disease Emergencies
Managing an emergency response and the various components of such a response will require the ability to plan and manage effectively. This subject will impart to students the knowledge required to plan and execute response components using a project management template. A series of lectures and tutorials will cover leadership skills, delegation and teamwork, and will give details of how to plan, execute, monitor and evaluate a project.
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|Epidemiology of EpidemicsElective||12.5|
Epidemiology of Epidemics
Animal disease epidemics have many unique epidemiological features, most obviously a potential for a high rate of transmission in fully susceptible populations. This expresses itself as an “epidemic curve” where the number of reported cases increases rapidly until control measures become effective, followed by a gradual decline. Thus animal disease managers are faced with a series of common problems when dealing with epidemics, including developing and/or interpreting epidemic models, implementing field procedures to diagnostic test systems for rapid diagnosis and undertaking freedom from disease surveys. This subject will use online lecture notes and study materials to provide students w...
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