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Training in Intensive Livestock Health and Production

by 5m Editor
19 April 2012, at 5:51am

UK - The Royal Veterinary College is launching a Postgraduate Certificate in Intensive Livestock Health and Production, due to commence in September 2012.

This is a new part-time blended, distance learning course that will be of interest to those working within the agri-food sector and will promote the development of advanced level skills in pigs and poultry. Graduates are expected to contribute further to the intensive livestock industries in the veterinary, public health or production sectors.

The educational provision is tailored to meet the specific needs of industry partners, and embraces the whole “animal and food production team”, including business managers, food and animal scientists, and veterinarians. In an innovative approach, participants are encouraged to consider the intensive food system from a holistic perspective, understanding it as a whole rather than the sum of its parts.

This training has been developed from an Advanced Training Partnership grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). This was awarded in May 2011 to The Royal Veterinary College, in collaboration with Newcastle, Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities.

Future avenues of training will include a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters, building on the Certificate to include targeted elective modules for career development in, amongst others, animal science; specialist veterinary practice; food industry; livestock production; animal welfare; economics; policy and legislation. Professional Doctorates for veterinarians, animal scientists and livestock producers are also under development.

For more information, please click here or email ilhp@rvc.ac.uk.