Wild Animal Biology
MSc | Diploma | Certificate
This specialist Masters course is completed over one year full-time study, commencing in Autumn 2011. Certificate and Diploma levels are available. Please see Programme Structure for more information
The course provides participants with:
- a critical awareness of current problems in wildlife disease with implications for wildlife conservation and welfare, and a new insight into interventions for the management of captive and free-living wild animals, through gaining a systematic understanding of the biological principles underpinning wild animal conservation and management, and the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of wildlife disease;
- basic competence in management and pathological techniques in wild animals; and
- a conceptual and practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create knowledge in the field of wild animal health, and a comprehensive understanding of scientific skills, including critical review of the scientific literature, and design and analysis of laboratory or field studies.
The course is delivered through two terms of lectures, seminars, tutorials and problem-based learning, with modular examinations, followed by a research project over the summer months, prior to final assessment.
Teaching covers taxa e.g. mammals, reptiles, birds and the disciplines that influence these taxa, such as epidemiology, infectious diseases, conservation and management.
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