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Introduction to Veterinary Epidemiology


To introduce veterinary epidemiology and its role in informing animal and human health.


After completing this session, you should be able to:

Explain what veterinary epidemiology is

Identify an exposure and an outcome in any given study

Explain the difference between descriptive and analytic studies, and between observational and interventional epidemiology

Express delight and enthusiasm for this study unit and veterinary epidemiology in general, and rush off to start the course immediately

This session should take you about 1 to 2 hours to complete

Aims and Objectives
What is Veterinary Epidemiology?
Snow on Cholera
Exposures & Outcomes
Observe or Intervene
Role of Epidemiology
Types of Investigation
A Clinical Problem
Population Perspective