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Outbreak Response (VETS90094)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90094
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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

Generic skills

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: 30 November 2018