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Controlling and eradicating a disease outbreak requires the use of a combination of strategies, as well as knowledge of the consequences of a disease and its response strategy on the economy and the broader community.
This subject will, through a series of lectures and assignments, cover the various response strategies outlined in the Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN) and elsewhere, and deal with legal, socio-economic and trade issues.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will have gained:
- Detailed knowledge of response strategies used for an emergency animal disease (EAD) incursion, from movement control and quarantine to culling and vaccination
- Generic knowledge of legal instruments used to support EAD responses
- Working knowledge of the economic and social aspects of outbreaks and responses; and
- Knowledge of the international obligations related to EAD outbreaks and responses
On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:
- Data organisation ability
- Ability to analyse data while under pressure, and
- Complex problem-solving skills
Last updated: 29 July 2022