Wildlife Epidemiology and Disease Control (WildEpi-9)

This practical course provides specialized training in epidemiology and wildlife disease control by the SaBio research group at IREC ( and selected invited faculty. Learn more.

Graduate students (e.g., Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Graduate Group of Epidemiology)

MPM 212 - Concepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control

Units: 3

Description: Provide basic and advanced level of conceptual and methodological foundations in infectious disease epidemiology necessary to develop and evaluate programs for detection, prevention, and control of infectious diseases in animal populations. These include, but are not limited to, disease transition states, reproduction ratios and herd immunity, surveillance methods, infectious disease investigation strategies and analytical methodologies. The course also would provide key prerequisite concepts for disease modeling, risk assessment, spatial epidemiology, evaluation of diagnostic tests and molecular epidemiology.

MPM 207 - Applied Epidemiologic Problem Solving

Units: 1.0

Description: Integration of epidemiologic and statistical methodology in a problem-solving approach to contemporary animal population health issues. Data validation, manipulation and analysis using R-language, SaTScan, Disease BioPortal, Pajek, WinEpi, among other tools.

EPI 224 - Health and Ecological Risk Analysis

Units: 4.0

Description: Methodological approach to risk analysis for human and animal-related health and ecological issues. Basic principles of risk analysis, including perception, communication, assessment and management. Emphasis on the assessment of risk using quantitative approaches.

Online and distance courses

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