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2017
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Wildlife Population Health for Residents

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UU)
Course code
M76
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 1750
Level
PhD level

The wildlife population health summer school is meant for residents in wildlife population health. During the two-week course, residents revise and practice assessing and interpreting health issues in free-living wild animal populations.

Participants revise detecting health changes in wildlife specimens and populations, through the information provided by mechanisms of disease, or modifications observed in disease patterns. They practice setting-up programs, and analysing and interpreting surveillance data. Specifically, they will perform a risk assessment, and design a preventive medicine program for a translocation/re-introduction program, a targeted surveillance program, and a disease investigation research plan. In the process, sampling methods and legislation will be discussed. Data collection, analysis and interpretation training will draw on experience with wildlife health matters in the Netherlands, and address tools and methods useful in the wildlife context. The main teaching formats are seminars, groups assignments and practical sessions.

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The maximum number of participants is eight (8) persons.
Widlife population health (WPH) residents of the European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) have priority. CV, motivation letter, reference letter and transcript of grades are not required for ECZM WPH residents.

Tags: wildlife, population, health

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COURSE LEADER

Jolianne Rijks

TARGET GROUP

Wildlife population health residents

COURSE AIM

Veterinary specialists in Wildlife Population Health (WPH) provide knowledge and advice on health issues in free-living wild animal populations, so that appropriate action can be taken if required. The aim of this summer school is to help residents in WPH feel more equipped to take on this role in a context of evolving disease situations, mainly by reinforcing their interpretative skills.

STUDY LOAD

Eight (8) contact hours per day

FEE

• € 1750 - Course + course materials + housing

Fee includes lunch.
European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Widlife population health (WPH) residents will receive a discount.

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

Jolianne Rijks
j.m.rijks@uu.nl
030-2534366

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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 30 June 2017