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Wildlife Health and Diseases

Learn how to manage the health of wildlife and also control wildlife diseases in this free online course.

Life Science
Free Course
In this course, you will be introduced to animal health management practices and decision making in animal health management. You will learn about some common wildlife diseases and how they occur. Also, you will be taught the maintenance of genetic variation at the location where it is encountered in the wild. You will be shown the role of botanic gardens in conservation and conservation techniques that can prevent extinction.
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course promotes a better understanding of wildlife diseases and their management. You will be taught the horizontal and vertical transmission of diseases and what a host is. You will also learn about some common wildlife diseases, the principles of disease management, the epidemiology triangle and the maintenance strategies of infectious agents.

Also, in this course, you will be taught conservation genetics and Mendel's law of genetics. You will learn about population genetics and the violations of Hardy-Weinberg's equilibrium. This course will explore chromosomal, genetic disorders and inbreeding. You will be shown ways of conducting population viability analysis.

Finally, you will be introduced to in-situ and ex-situ conservation. You will be taught the genetic implication of ex-situ conservation and zoos and their management. Also, you will learn about botanical gardens, cryopreservation, seed banks and the procedures of seed collection. This course is important for learners who want to have a better understanding of wildlife diseases and will prepare learners' to recognize and manage the adverse impacts of zoonotic diseases on human health. 

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to:


  • Explain the difference between health and disease.
  • Identify some common wildlife diseases.
  • Explain the epidemiology triangle.
  • List the maintenance strategies of infectious agents.
  • Define genetics.
  • State Mendel's law of genetics.
  • Explain population genetics.
  • Summarize population viability analysis.
  • Define in-situ and ex-situ conservation.
  • Explain zoos and the management of zoos.
  • Discuss botanical gardens.
  • Define cryopreservation and seed banks.

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