[MARMAM] Registration NOW Open | University of Florida Distance Learning |Aquatic Animal Health

Larkin,Iskande V ivlarkin at ufl.edu
Wed Aug 3 11:21:23 PDT 2011

University of Florida | Distance Learning | Aquatic Animal Health 
 Press Release


Registration is NOW OPEN for Fall semester classes through the
Aquatic Animal Health program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
. Impact of Diseases on Wildlife Populations (fall semester)  
. Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues (fall semester)
Space is LIMITED, reserve your spot TODAY!


 Impact of Diseases on Wildlife Populations
(Click - http://aah.distance.ufl.edu/idwpopulations/index.shtml ) 
This online course will emphasize important diseases of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife in North America, emerging infectious diseases, as well as diseases that pose threats to human and domestic animal health. Lectures will cover fundamentals of the disease process, field investigations, conservation medicine, and discussions of selected diseases of significance to mammalian, avian, reptilian, and amphibian wildlife populations. Key diseases not found in the U.S. but important in other parts of the world will also be discussed. The ecological aspects of diseases will be stressed.
This course is introductory in nature and is recommended for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in ecology, wildlife, zoology, biology, or other related programs, as well as professionals working in the wildlife or environmental fields. 
 Click here to REGISTER for the Fall 2011 semester  (http://aah.distance.ufl.edu/idwpopulations/registration.shtml )
 *Registration DEADLINE is August 26th*

Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues
(Click - http://aah.distance.ufl.edu/aacissues/index.shtml ) 
This online course is designed to introduce students (upper level undergraduate and graduate) and professionals (with a Masters or higher degree) to the controversial issues surrounding aquatic animal species ranging from invertebrates to marine mammals, with some emphasis on marine mammal conservation medicine, but also including sea turtles, fisheries, and marine ecosystems.
Click here to REGISTER for the Fall 2011 semester (http://aah.distance.ufl.edu/aacissues/registration.shtml )
*Registration DEADLINE is August 26th*


UF Aquatic Animal Health Program
The Aquatic Animal Health Program (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/extension/aquatic/ ) at the University of Florida (UF) includes the marine mammal health program operated through the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. It is funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Also included is a strong program in fish and aquaculture medicine which is run in collaboration with the Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation. This multidisciplinary program incorporates aspects of medical, biological, and environmental sciences. Partnership with multiple academic units at UF and other universities as well as governmental agencies, non-profit groups, and private industry are utilized to enhance our research, clinical care and educational activities. These collaborations enable us to provide broad curriculum and an extensive instructor list of highly trained professionals which have been the cornerstone of our success with our summer short courses.
Our Distance Education Program in Aquatic Animal Health is relatively new and new courses will continue to be added over the next several years. New courses that should be offered soon include Water Biology, Introduction to Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Histological Interpretation, Introduction to Aquaculture, Introduction to Fish Health Management, Aquatic Animal Rehabilitation, and Manatee Biology and Health.

UF Aquatic Animal Health Program
Iske Larkin, PhD 
Education Coordinator
(352) 294-4095
ivlarkin at ufl.edu 

University of Florida
Division of Continuing Education 
(352) 392-2137 x218
fax: (352) 392-6950

- Please forward this e-mail to the students in your program on behalf of the Aquatic Animal Health Program at the University of Florida.
- If there is a more appropriate contact at your institution please e-mail us. 

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