Diagnosing Animal Diseases 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Diagnosing Animal Diseases 100 Hours Certificate Course
Animal Diseases course online. This course is developed to assist animal owners to decide when symptoms could indicate a serious condition, and therefore warrant calling a vet. The course will help you to recognise a disease and determine an appropriate course of action to initiate in order to obtain a diagnosis.
Routine disease investigations are based on clinical, pathological and epidemiological evidence. If there is a need for conclusive identification of a disease or condition, an accurate laboratory diagnosis should be obtained. It is particularly important, especially in the case of infectious diseases that the final diagnosis rests on adequate aetiological evidence. In most cases disease investigations are carried out by qualified government stock inspectors and/or veterinarians. It helps for animal owners to understand and be able to recognise diseases conditions that may affect their animals, so that timely intervention can occur.
Lesson Structure: Diagnosing Animal Diseases BAG219
There are 10 lessons in this course:
- How Animal Diseases are Diagnosed:
- Conducting clinical examinations, gross and clinical pathology, information to collect and how to collect it (live animal and necropsy samples), specialist support services to assist in diagnosis (i.e. types of laboratories, specialist vets etc)
- Diagnostic Testing:
- Pathways followed to detect and diagnose different types of diseases information to be supplied with samples for diagnostic testing diagnostic techniques
- Viral Diseases:
- Characteristics of viruses and the significance of a range of viral diseases that affect animals. viral taxonomy, types and structure of viruses, virus replication cycle, transmission some common viral conditions.
- Bacteria and Fungal Diseases:
- Characteristics of bacterial and fungal organisms laboratory identification controlling infections, specimen collection, an important disease conditions.
- Parasitological Conditions:
- Discuss and differentiate a range of conditions that are caused by parasites. Terminology and classification, life cycles, protozoa, helminths, and arthropods.
- Metabolic and Nutritional Conditions:
- Lesson covers a range of common metabolic conditions affecting cattle, horses, pigs, sheep/goats, cats and dogs.
- Poisoning: Discuss and differentiate some common disorders that result from poisoning or toxins.
- Cardio-respiratory, Central Nervous System (CNS), dermatological, gastrointestinal, hepatological, and haematological disorders.
- Inherited Conditions (Genetic Disorders):
- Discuss types of genetic inheritance, and give examples of genetic diseases affecting horses, dogs, and cats.
- Other Conditions and Disorders:
- Identify and discuss miscellaneous conditions such as allergies, dehydration, and age related conditions.
- Research Project:
- In this project you will evaluate symptoms of ill-health or disease displayed by a set of animals, and go through the process of identifying the problem and deciding on a course of treatment.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the Academy, marked by the Academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
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