Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce
Complutense University of Madrid
  • Start Date: 22 Oct, 2018
  • 6 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn how important animal viruses are transmitted between animals and humans, and understand the diseases they produce.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Understand what happens to animals when they are affected by viruses


In this free online course, you will learn about animal viruses that affect pets, birds, sheep, cattle, swine and horses, and produce important diseases.
These animal diseases may cause huge economic losses to farmers and severe emotional distress to animal owners. They may even be transmitted to humans, posing important questions about their spread and control.
The course has been developed by a team at Complutense University of Madrid, who are all experienced in teaching virology and infectious diseases at veterinary schools at Madrid and Alfort.


This course is designed for anyone with a keen interest in the science behind animal viruses and animal diseases. It will be particularly useful to veterinary and science students wishing to complement their studies and anyone working in animal health and welfare. A basic knowledge of biology is desirable, although not required. Though some aspects may be basic for specialists, such as veterinarians, the course will certainly complement their previous knowledge.


No specific hardware or other resources is required. A few steps will require padlet, which is freely available online.


Please note that the videos for this course are delivered in Spanish, with English subtitles and transcripts.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Complutense University of Madrid

The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is an institution with a long history and broad social recognition. The UCM aspires to be among the foremost universities in Europe, and to become a reference centre for Latin America.

With students as the focus of its activity, the UCM is committed to providing comprehensive training at the highest level. The quality of teaching is a hallmark of the University. Furthermore, Postgraduate programmes are our priority. Our Masters and Doctoral programmes have the necessary materials and human resources to guarantee excellence. The approach and the intensification of relations with society and with the productive environment will be a priority of the University in the coming years.

The UCM has enormous research potential, and many of its research teams occupy positions of leadership internationally. Our University is focused on developing excellence based on wide networks of quality groups, on boosting emerging groups, and on incorporating young researchers. And, of course, by linking research to education at all undergraduate and graduate levels.

The university’s administrative organisation is committed to customer service, simplifying the administrative process. Our activity is based on the principles of democracy, transparency, sustainability of the campus, virtual and real accessibility, preservation of the environment and commitment to the socio-economic environment.

The UCM is a renowned public university in the service of society, offering students a range of undergraduate and graduate programmes that are widely accepted in the workplace.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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