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PDH 1.5 Hours, Understanding Infectious Disease in Herds

Time limit: 150 days
1.5 CEUs

$60 Enroll

Full course description

This course will introduce using the SIR triangle to understand infectious disease. The SIR triangle is a framework used to assess factors that determine if animals are susceptible, infected, or resistant within herds.

This is a self-paced course and is expected to take 90 minutes to complete. You may start and finish the course at any time. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be granted 1.5 professional development hours. This course has been approved by the Council on Teacher Education for the College of Veterinary Medicine to administer as professional development hours. Enrollees must complete the evaluation form and attendance form at the end of the course to receive their PD hours.

This course is 100% online and specifically designed for teachers in K-12 education in state of Illinois. All the lectures and assessments are on-demand to meet your busy schedule. 

1.5 hours of PDH!


What You'll Learn

  • Recognize factors that influence infectious disease transmission within and between livestock production systems

Course Topics

  • The SIR (susceptible, infected, and resistant) framework
  • Using the SIR framework to understand infectious disease
  • Factors that determine if animals are susceptible, infected, or resistant within herds
  • Population resistance and susceptibility
  • Factors that influence the contact between infected and susceptible animals within herds
  • Implications of thermoneutrality on pathogen transmission
  • Measuring pathogen and disease transmission within herds
  • The epidemic curve