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Animal Forensics: Non-accidental Injury TimeOnline

Animal Forensics: Non-Accidental Injury TimeOnline

This course will serve as an introduction to non-accidental injury investigation and documentation.

The purpose of the course is to give the student an overview of typical signs and symptoms of injuries sustained deliberately, either through abuse or neglect.

Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Please note: The estimated time to complete this course is 15–20 hours, therefore the course will be open for 8 weeks. This course is the second in the three-part animal forensics series. Part 1 and 3 will also be delivered in 2020. 


"A wonderful course. I will be able to apply it to everyday practice and particular cases that I may come across. The course covered a large range of topics. Very interesting."

Tiffany Fitzpatrick, Oberon and Hartley Veterinary and Animal Centre

"A great insight into the procedures and requirements involved in forensic investigations."

Murray Mackenzie, Bell Block Veterinary Clinic, NZ

"The tutors were very clear with the material they presented and explained things well."

Karen Crouch. Dept of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania


Course Partner:

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand non-accidental injuries sustained through purposeful or intentional manners or actions.
  • Be able to recognise indications of specific types of injuries and their physical manifestations
  • Be able to describe the proper techniques of documentation once the symptoms are recognized
  • Be able to develop interview techniques and animal owner interaction

Modules

  1. Blunt and Sharp Force Trauma
  2. Hoarding
  3. Burning / Thermal Injury
  4. Neglect / Starvation
  5. Projectile Injury
  6. Asphyxia and Drowning
  7. Poisoning
  8. Animal Fighting, Ritualistic Abuse and Sexual Assault
  9. Live Animal Examination and Necropsy    

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and affordable short online CPD

TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course. 

RACE Approved for 20 CE Hours

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 20 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

TimeOnline

Monday 6 July - Sunday 30 August 2020
Delivered Online
YES
20

Speaker/s

PhD D-ABFE

Jason Byrd is the Associate Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. At the University of Florida, he instructs courses in forensic science at the University of Florida’s nationally recognized Hume Honors College. He is a Board Certified Forensic Entomologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Entomology. He was twice elected President of the American Board of Forensic Entomology, and is a Past-President of the North American Forensic Entomology Association. He is the first person to be elected President of both professional North American Forensic Entomology Associations. He served for over a decade as a faculty member of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine.


Outside of academia Jason serves within the National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, Region IV. He also serves as the Logistics Chief for the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System. Currently he serves as a subject editor for the Journal of Medical Entomology. He has published numerous scientific articles on the use and application of entomological evidence in legal investigations. Jason has combined his formal academic training in Entomology and Forensic Science to serve as a consultant and educator in both criminal and civil legal investigations throughout the United States and Internationally. Jason specialises in the education of law enforcement officials, medical examiners, coroners, attorneys, and other death investigators on the use and applicability of arthropods in legal investigations. His research efforts have focused on the development and behaviour of insects that have forensic importance, and he has over 15 years experience in the collection and analysis of entomological evidence. Jason Byrd is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves as the Director of Education for the ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program at the University of Florida.

 

 

MFS

Susan Underkoffler, MFS, holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Scientific Illustration from Arcadia University and a Master of Forensic Science degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She has developed an animal forensic science track at Drexel University College of Medicine, offered as part of their graduate forensics program. She spent many years as Forensics Manager for the Pennsylvania SPCA, where she developed the first Forensics Unit and handled all forensic responsibilities associated with humane law enforcement animal cruelty cases including crime scene documentation, evidence collection and processing, animal forensic exams, necropsies and courtroom preparation, along with assuming veterinary technician responsibilities and management of a court case animal fostering program. She developed and participates in community advocacy initiatives including the establishment of a Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force. She also previously worked as an analyst and researcher in the toxicology and criminalistics departments at NMS Laboratories and Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology and was an environmental scientist performing wetland delineations, Phase I site assessments, and wildlife monitoring in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.


Susan has traveled nationally as a professional consultant and educator for animal cruelty investigations. She has conducted international research in several African countries, including primate behaviour and habitat conservation in Equatorial Guinea, Africa, and elephant tracking, censusing and behaviour monitoring in Namibia, Africa. She also studied elephant social behaviour at the Philadelphia Zoo. She has published scientific articles and biological and scientific illustrations in numerous publications. Susan is active in many professional organizations including the Society for Conservation Biology, Animal Behavior Society, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Association of Women in Forensic Science, American Academy of Forensic Science, and the International Association for Identification, and she has served on the Board of the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association. She also serves on the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Animal Response Teams.

 


Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Member*$486
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$303
Student Member$152
Non-member / eMember$607
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or cve.enquiries@sydney.edu.au to register.