SHSM13001U  Disease Outbreak Management

Volume 2015/2016
Education

Master's Programme in Veterinary Public Health - compulsory

Content

Part 1 focus on
• demographics of your country’s agricultural animal populations which are important for being able to manage disease outbreaks
• the veterinary system and relevant elements of the infrastructure in your country
• the present state of animal health and surveillance and monitoring of animal diseases in your country
• national and international veterinary legislation and organisation
• targeting, planning and collaboration between authorities responsible for the management of disease outbreaks

Part 2 focus on
• cooperation, coordination, management, decision making and line of command
• elements of epidemiology and risk analysis
• contingency plans, disease control strategies and planning of disease control programmes
• diagnostic procedures, autopsy, killing, disposal, cleaning and disinfection
• practical exercises including a herd visit, scenario exercises and simulation exercises
• reporting and communicating nationally and internationally

Learning Outcome

 

The goals of the course are to give a general knowledge of disease control and prevention, as well as competences to develop and implement
methods and strategies for control, eradication and prevention of diseases in production animals – at all levels.

At the end of the course, it is expected that the participants have the following qualifications:

Knowledge:
- define and describe disease outbreaks in animals at the farm, regional, national and international level
- critically select among control strategies

Skills:
- investigate reported suspicions of diseases with respect to obligations for the farmer, the veterinary practitioner and the official veterinarian
- select, implement and manage relevant disease control strategies

Competences:
- collaborate scientifically, professionally and administratively with all parties involved
- perform and supervise disease control activities
- give instructions to the farmer
- take orders from superiors
- take responsibility and make decisions as a veterinary practitioner or official veterinarian

 

Selected papers and course notes.

Selected international legislation.

A BSc or MSc degree in veterinary medicine, human medicine, agricultural sciences, engineering or natural science is required - and at least two years of relevant professional experience. If you wish to attend single courses, the above mentioned requirements can be deviated. Good English language skills are required.
Part 1: E-learning, where participants work independently and in groups under supervision on weekly assignments with submission of small reports.
Part 2: On campus with lectures and exercises with group work assignments and individual presentations during the week.
Credit
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Portfolio examination with submission of answers to all individual and group exercises during the whole course.
Exam registration requirements

Participation in the whole course. Portfolio examination with submission of answers to all individual and group exercises during the whole course.

Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

Knowledge:
- define and describe disease outbreaks in animals at the farm, regional, national and international level
- critically select among control strategies

Skills:
- investigate reported suspicions of diseases with respect to obligations for the farmer, the veterinary practitioner and the official veterinarian
- select, implement and manage relevant disease control strategies

Competences:
- collaborate scientifically, professionally and administratively with all parties involved
- perform and supervise disease control activities
- give instructions to the farmer
- take orders from superiors
- take responsibility and make decisions as a veterinary practitioner or official veterinarian

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Theory exercises
  • 15
  • Practical exercises
  • 7,5
  • Project work
  • 96
  • Exam
  • 4
  • Total
  • 137,5