Each year will consist of three 11-week terms structured into 2 blocks of 5 weeks of study with a week in between for independent study and reflection.
Each 5 week-block equates to 10 credits. The structure is designed to be studied part-time, giving you time to reflect on your learning.
This timetable is consistent with other programmes within the Global Health Academy, to enable sharing of courses across related programmes.
Year 1: Courses for the Certificate
In Year 1, you will take three core courses of 20 credits each.
|Introduction to Conservation Medicine||20 credits – core|
|Eco-system health and species conservation||20 credits – core|
|Applied epidemiology, surveillance and risk assessment||20 credits – core|
Year 2: Courses for the Diploma
In Year 2, you need to take both the two core modules below (a total of 20 credits).
|Veterinary techniques and interventions for conservation medicine||10 credits - core|
|Wildlife disease management||10 credits - core|
You also need to choose courses from the following elective modules up to a total of 40 credits. All courses are 10 credit courses except for the 'Captive and Free-Ranging Wild Animal Welfare' and 'Interventions in Wild Animal Health' courses which are 20 credit courses.
|Ex situ wildlife management||10 credits|
|Communication, public engagement and conservation||10 credits|
|Conservation Genetics||10 credits|
|Introduction to GIS and spatial analysis||10 credits|
|Invasive non-native species||10 credits|
|Surveillance and control of transboundary diseases affecting International trade||10 credits|
|Technology advances in veterinary diagnostics||10 credits|
|The use of artificial reproduction technology (ARTs) in threatened species||10 credits|
|The modern zoo||10 credits|
|Captive and Free-Ranging Wild Animal Welfare||20 credits|
|Wildlife crime and forensic investigation||10 credits|
|Zoonotic diseases||10 credits|
|Interventions in Wild Animal Health||
|Wildlife Disease Ecology in Livestock Ecosystems||10 credits|
Year 3: Written reflective element
|Written reflective element||60 credits|
Please note that although all courses are offered, we cannot guarantee that all courses will be available to all students, each year.