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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Course Title: 1001 TROPICAL VETERINARY MEDICINE: From EcoHealth to One Health

Course Description

The WP will be taught as a virtual block course in English. In terms of the One Health approach, the course will be multidisciplinary. This means that participation is also possible to a limited extent for students of other disciplines, e.g. biology and human medicine. Two dates will be offered where the following topics will be discussed:

1. introduction to the subject

2. basics of epidemiology

Learning objective: Introduction to the subject and teaching of basics.

3. significant animal diseases Part I

4. significant animal diseases Part II

Learning objective: Introduction to relevant animal diseases and zoonoses.

5. wildlife immobilization and sample collection using primates as an example I.

6. wildlife immobilization and sample collection using the example of primates II

Learning Goal: Wildlife immobilization is important foundation for obtaining high quality specimen materials. Ethical, physiological, pharmacological, and organizational principles will be discussed. The lecture is synergistic with the practical immobilization course taught by. Dr. Volmer.

7. how to plan a study

8. literature search to meta-analysis incl. exercises

Learning objective: Basic understanding of how to write scientific studies in wildlife with focus on tropical medicine.

9. big data - how to collect big data incl. exercises

Learning objective: Basic understanding of scientific work in general and with big data.

10. disease eradication programs and EcoHealth

Learning Goal: The important relationship between ecosystems and disease eradication programs will be explained.

11. disease modelling: Understanding the Basics

12. animal studies in wildlife research.

Learning Goal: Students will discuss disease modelling and the parameters required. An understanding of the weaknesses and merits of infection models and simulations will be developed. Subsequently, students will learn about the utility of animal models considering the 3Rs principle.

13. introduction to molecular infection research

14. novel molecular biology techniques: From LAMP to NGS

Faculty

Veterinary Medicine

Institute

Clinic for Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Andrology of Large and Small Animals

Lecturer

PD Sascha Knauf, PhD habil

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Synchronous, 08/01/2023 13:00-16:00 & 14/01/2023 09:00-17:30

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Master 

Prerequisites

Communication skills in EN, basic knowledge in infectious diseases

ECTS

1

Course Title: 1002 INFECTION BIOLOGY OF WILDLIFE

Course Description

The WP is taught as a virtual block course in English. In terms of the One Health approach, the course will be multidisciplinary. This means that participation is also possible to a limited extent for students of other disciplines, e.g. biology and human medicine. Two dates will be offered where the following topics will be discussed:

1. when it comes to biology: the importance of reproductive medicine in wildlife.

2. down under: reproductive aspects of marsupials with special emphasis on chlamydial infection in the koala.

Learning Goal: Introduction to wildlife medicine with special emphasis on reproductive medicine. The treatise on marsupials will illustrate the importance of biological expertise in the wildlife field.

3. sexually transmitted diseases of primates

4. reproductive medicine basics of elephant husbandry

Learning Objective: to discuss research and current knowledge using two different animal groups.

5. human relevant infectious diseases of wild animals

6. veterinary, economic and biological relevant diseases of wild animals with special emphasis on population management

Learning Goal: Students will learn the basics of research in the One Health field. At the same time, the conflict of modern animal husbandry and the intensification of contact areas between humans and animals, as well as the usefulness of animal diseases for population regulation will be discussed.

7. introduction to molecular infection research

Objective: To introduce molecular biology and modern detection methods of pathogens.

8. ethics in breeding of zoo and wild animals.

Learning Goal: Students should critically examine the keeping and breeding of wild animals. Aspects of the German Animal Welfare Act will also be discussed.

9. wildlife sanctuaries: release and reintroduction projects of wild animals

10. domestic animals as a danger for wild animal populations and vs.

Learning Goal: Fundamentals of wildlife reintroduction and release will be discussed. The threats posed by feral or stray domestic animals to wildlife populations will be addressed. Genetic and infectious aspects will be discussed. Examples include hybridization of the Ethiopian wolf, or alcephaline herpesvirus 2.

Faculty

Veterinary Medicine

Institute

Clinic for Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Andrology of Large and Small Animals

Lecturer

PD Sascha Knauf, PhD habil

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Synchronous, 07/01/2023 09:00-16:00 & 08/01/2023 09:00-12:00

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Master 

Prerequisites

Communication skills in EN, basic knowledge in infectious diseases

ECTS

1

Course Title: 1003 3R Principles and laboratory animal welfare

Course Description

Laboratory animals pay high tributes to modern medicine and science whereby they contribute to a continuous development and improvement of our living conditions. Because of this, we carry a high responsibility towards every single individual animal. The course teaches the basics to assume this responsibility.

Topics are international and national legislation of animal experimentation and the 3R principle, which is a guidance in laboratory animal science. Biology and ethology of commune laboratory animal species and their need in housing and husbandry are taught as well as different animal models and their impact on individuals. By the end of this course students are able to identify pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals and to recognize refinement options.

Faculty

Veterinary Medicine

Institute

Chair of Laboratory Animal Science and Animal Welfare

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Krämer

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

17/10/2022-10/02/2023

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): 14:00-15:30

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master 

Prerequisites

Naturwissenschaftliche Grundkenntnisse, Interesse an der Thematik

ECTS

1

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