Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 14, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6735 - Conservation Medicine

Spring. 1.5 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: veterinary students, graduate students at CVM, others by written permission of instructor.

A. J. Travis, N. Abou-Madi.

Conservation Medicine will introduce students to the basic concepts of free-ranging and captive wildlife conservation and will engage veterinary students in issues of sustainable development relating to wildlife. The course will present information not included in other courses within the curriculum that is fundamental for veterinarians contemplating a career in Conservation Medicine, Wildlife Health, or Zoological Medicine. Students will learn how wildlife populations are regulated by their environment, and how such populations are managed and assessed. Various habitat preservation strategies will be presented and discussed. Conversely, for critically endangered species, the focus will be on ex situ recovery programs. One goal of the course is to introduce students to the many career paths available to them that are related to wildlife conservation. Grades will be based both on individual student papers and group presentations.

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