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Veterinary Clinical Sciences

195.740 A Population Basis for Measuring Health15 credits
Use of basic epidemiological principles to define populations at risk and determine their state of health. Techniques for determining strength of association, and prevalence/incidence will be mastered.

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195.741 Epidemiological Techniques for Disease Investigation15 credits
The principles of outbreak investigation including appropriate selection of study design will be explored. Basic statistical analysis and interpretation of data will be completed; limitations to data interpretation, confounding, and systematic error will be discussed.

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195.742 Disease Surveillance and Diagnostic Testing15 credits
Fundamental principles of disease surveillance including appropriate sample size determination will be presented. Choice of diagnostic test and diagnostic test performance evaluation will be key features taught in order to master the subject.

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195.743 Principles of Disease Control and Management15 credits
Theoretical and practical aspects of biosecurity will be presented. Students will learn standardized approaches to controlling disease outbreaks including temporal measures of disease, data collection and management, and presentation of information to the public.

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195.744 Risk and Decision-making During Disease Outbreaks15 credits
Risk assessment, including import risk assessment will be taught in the context of all OIE guidelines for risk analysis. Several frameworks for sound decision-making will be presented.

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195.745 The Interface of Human and Animal Disease15 credits
This course will explore concepts of veterinary public health with a focus on managing zoonotic diseases, and interacting with public health and medical personnel.

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195.746 Public Policy in the Context of Disease Management15 credits
Students will engage in practice of creating sound public policy that balances the need for science-based decisions in the context of its application by farmers, consumers, and public officials. Skills for communicating policy information to the public will be learned.

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195.747 The Economics of Animal Disease Control15 credits
Understanding the cost of disease is fundamental to formulating strategic disease control plans. Whether outcomes include disease eradication or simply management of an endemic pathogen, the ability to discern the cost of the disease relative to the cost of control of that disease is a critically important skill.

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195.748 Wildlife Disease Epidemiology15 credits
Students will develop an understanding of the epidemiological concepts underpinning disease in wildlife and their role in multi-host diseases. Students will learn about the application of specialised epidemiological techniques to the surveillance, investigation and management of diseases in wildlife, with an emphasis on understanding approaches to manage the particular challenges faced when working with diseases in wild populations.

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195.749 Ecosystem Factors and Disease15 credits
Students will develop an understanding of ecosystem concepts underpinning spread of disease between wildlife, human and domesticated animal populations and the application of a systems approach to disease management. They will learn about the influence of environmental and socio-economic factors in disease emergence, and the epidemiology and management of diseases that are related to environmental exposure, including vector-borne diseases.

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