PTHB 511 Veterinary Epidemiology

(1 cr.) (Didactic) The course provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of veterinary epidemiology and includes practical exercises on the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs. The quality of evidence of causal relationships provided by different epidemiological study designs is compared and discussed within the framework of evidence-based medicine in order to judge the benefits of treatment and/or prevention and control methods. The course includes the application of epidemiological principles and the veterinarian’s role in the investigation of outbreaks in animal and human populations.