Undertake specialised training in responding to animal health emergencies, particularly those with a potential public health consequence, with the Master of Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Diseases).
Study the selection and interpretation of laboratory tests; project management; advanced disease recognition and control; risk communication; epidemiology; selection and evaluation of control options; simulation exercises and preparedness planning.
Applicants selected for the course must either have:
a degree in Veterinary Science, or an equivalent qualification from a veterinary school listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Veterinary Schools; AND at least 2 years of documented relevant work experience in the diagnosis and control of animal diseases,
an undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific field (such as agriculture or biology), with a demonstrated appropriate background in Master of Veterinary Public Health (Emergency Animal Diseases) core curriculum areas including veterinary anatomy, physiology, pathology and microbiology, and at least 4 years of documented relevant work experience in the diagnosis and control of animal disease (for example, as a government employed Animal Health Officer).
All students must meet the University of Melbourne´s English language requirement and the Selection Committee may conduct interviews or tests and may call for referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
The course provides co-ordinated 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.
Core subjects develop scientific and professional skills across a range of disciplines in veterinary science, management, leadership and risk communication
A broad range of approved elective modules provide you with freedom to tailor the course to your specific interests and educational needs
Selection & Interpretation of Lab Tests
Communication in Disease Emergencies
Management in Disease Emergencies
Epidemiology of Epidemics
Emergency Animal Diseases 1
Structure & Function of Control Centres
Emergency Animal Diseases 2
Disease Investigation at Farm Level
Emergency Animal Diseases 3
Outbreak Assessment at Population Level
Emergency Animal Diseases 4
Approved Elective 1
Approved Elective 2
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