Emerging Wildlife Diseases
Currently working with wildlife or simply interested in learning more?
In this course you will explore the diagnosis, pathology and epidemiology of the newest diseases of wildlife from around the globe while learning what defines a disease as emerging and the mechanisms by which this happens.
This course will provide you with a solid grounding in how and why diseases emerge, in a manner applicable to domestic species and humans as well. Emphasis will be placed on the investigative path, developing skills that can be applied to any disease outbreak. Learning about key wildlife diseases that may have not yet hit your region will prepare you to recognise these if and when they emerge.
This course is suitable for veterinarians at all levels, pathologists, pathology residents and veterinary students. Veterinary technicians/nurses, wildlife biologists and other professionals working in the wildlife sector are very welcome. Please be aware some aspects of the material will be most suitable for those with veterinary training
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Be able to evaluate a disease entity and determine if it is emerging and by what mechanism
- Be able to recognise the clinical signs/gross lesions of wildlife emerging diseases and suggest appropriate tests for confirmation
- Gain a rudimentary understanding of the investigative process associated with emerging diseases of wildlife
- Be able to critically evaluate proposed emerging diseases for evidence of emergence, evidence of causation and rationale of mechanism of emergence
- Definition of emerging diseases - Part A
- Definition of emerging diseases – Part B
- Mechanisms of emerging diseases – Role of pathogen
- Mechanisms of emerging diseases – Role of host
- Mechanisms of emerging diseases – Role of environment
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$303|
|Non-member / eMember||$607|