One of the very few online veterinary epidemiology courses available, this course is highly suitable for veterinary researchers with an interest in epidemiology, who want to understand the concepts of epidemiology and apply these concepts in data analysis. It is taught by epidemiologists from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and forms part of the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University.
Learn the principles of veterinary epidemiology
The aim of this 12-weeks course is to make you familiar with all the basic principles of veterinary epidemiology. In every learning unit, a specific veterinary epidemiology topic will be discussed, illustrated and combined with practical data analysis tasks and/or reading assignments, for an interactive learning experience.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand the basic principles of veterinary epidemiology
- Use theoretical concepts of veterinary epidemiology in practice
- Perform basic test evaluations and sample size calculations
- Organize and perform veterinary epidemiological studies
- Understand the basics of outbreak investigation and risk analysis
- Understand and evaluate epidemiological publications
- Know the basics of infectious disease modeling
Mirjam Nielen DVM PhD dipl. ECVPH
Mirjam Nielen is full professor in Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine at the Department of Farm Animal Health, Utrecht University. Her main academic tasks are research, teaching and advisory aspects of clinical epidemiology and Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine. Her goal for EBVM is to provide evidence from population-based studies to support veterinary decisions. Her current research interests is to apply epidemiological techniques to ‘get the most’ out of practice data.
Gerrit Koop DVM PhD
Gerrit Koop is Assistant Professor and a veterinary epidemiologist at the Department of Farm animal health at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University. He teaches in the Bachelor and Master of Veterinary Medicine and in the postgraduate Master 'Veterinary epidemiology and economics'. His main subjects are epidemiology, statistics, clinical reasoning and small ruminant health.
Don Klinkenberg MSc PhD
Don Klinkenberg is an assistant professor at the Department of Farm Animal Health at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. His research and teaching moves between veterinary epidemiology, theoretical biology, and statistics, with infectious diseases as a constant factor. Other keywords applicable to Don are transmission experiments, mathematical modeling and dynamics of infections within and between hosts.
It was my first time using e-learning/distance learning; I found it a useful method of learning and highly interactive. I recommend it because it provides a chance to everyone worldwide to have access to up-to-date knowledge from a very good university. By using e-learning it is possible to save money compared to face to face education. I am a veterinarian and my work induces me to find answers for many epidemiologic questions that I learned in this course. I used my course materials, especially the "outbreak investigation" part, in my work just after finishing the course.Read more >