Wildlife Health and Diseases
Learn how to manage the health of wildlife and also control wildlife diseases in this free online course.
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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.Start Course Now
Management of Wildlife Diseases
Management of Wildlife Diseases - Learning Outcomes
Some Common Wildlife Diseases
Principles of Disease Management
Management of Wildlife Diseases - Lesson Summary
Conservation Genetics - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Genetics
Chromosomal, Genetic Disorders and Inbreeding
Population Viability Analysis
Reintroductions and Outbreeding
Conservation Genetics - Lesson Summary
Ex-situ Conservation - Learning Outcomes
Fundamentals of Ex-situ Conservation
Zoos and Their Management
Other Aspects: Cryopreservation, Seed Banks, Etc.
Ex-situ Conservation - Lesson Summary
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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