Netherlands, Utrecht

Wildlife Population Health for Residents

when 31 July 2017 - 11 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1750

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.

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.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1750: Course + course materials + housing


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

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