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Outbreak management

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Certificate / Diploma Short course Dronten

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Learn about the meaning, consequences and prevention of outbreak management in poultry housing and the environment. The theory as well as the practical knowledge are implemented in this course.
Course description The main subject of this course is outbreak management. Causes and consequences will be discussed, as well as prevention. In this training we focus on theoretical aspects as well as practical aspects of outbreak management in poultry housing and the environment. Theoretic knowledge concerning outbreak management. • Which diseases are important in relation to outbreak management. • What ways do infectious diseases spread. • Basic rules of hygiene: What are those rules (and why). Washing hands, disinfection, shower and changing into appropriate and clean clothes. • Correct use of a hygienic sluice. • Which product can be used and the correct way of using disinfection products. • How to develop a protocol and what way to implement it in a company/org. • What would be the effect of an outbreak (f.e. a zoonosis). Effect on human and animal health. Economic consequences. Practical knowledge concerning outbreak management • Developing your own biosecurity system in an agricultural environment • What way to educate co-workers and implement the system in your business • Excursions (f.e. vet. practice and farms) • Correct use of disinfectants • Disinfecting animal housing system
Study subjects Health (zoonosis), hygiene, management, housing.
Course objectives The participant: • will be able to understand and implement their own outbreak management. • knows basic hygiene rules and how to use them. • Is able to sum up infectious disease, related to agricultural businesses. • Is able to develop protocols related to outbreak management. • Is able to implement these protocols in an organization.
ECTS credits 2.00
Duration 2 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, design project, excursion, individual assignment, lecture, poster presentation, self study
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About the institution

Department Aeres Training Centre International (Barneveld)
Information about the institution Talent for growth. That is what Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS) from the Netherlands stands for. Our university is rooted in the agricultural and educational higher education. We focus on education, research and sharing knowledge. This is how we contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programmes, a Master programme and a number of short courses. We have three faculties in the cities: Dronten, Almere and Wageningen. We share the same vision and mission, but we each have our own profile and identity. Aeres UAS is part of the Aeres group, which also contains TVET colleges in Agriculture and Aeres Training Centre International (ATCI) in Barneveld. The short coures of Aeres UAS are offered in close cooperation with ATCI and result into a certificate or diploma.


Admission requirements
  1. A diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in the desired field of study. Working experience (3 years or more) in the desired field of study. IETLS 6.0
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
Professional experience required -
Duration 2 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
2 Dec 2019 2 Oct 2019 8 Jul 2019
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)n.a.€ 1975n.a.
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 1975n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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