VET40180 Herd Health Investig Skills

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module, the first in a series of six modules within the Graduate Certificate, focuses on foundational skills relevant to dairy herd health practice. It will provide an overview of the principles of dairy herd health practice, informed and structured around the key components of the 'Herd Health Cycle', including monitoring herd performance and herd problem-solving. The module will also consider epidemiological principles and methods, data management and analysis, complementary skills and dairy herd health programmes. The module will primarily be delivered on-line.

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Learning Outcomes:

On the completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Integrate the herd health cycle into daily dairy herd health practice
- Explain key epidemiological principles and methods relevant to the herd health cycle
- Undertake data management and analysis, using Excel to assist with this task, and to navigate and interrogate the common herd health databases used in Ireland
- Integrate complementary skills into dairy herd health practice, including evidence-based veterinary medicine, animal health economics, animal welfare, and report writing for effective communications
- Provide an informed critique of current national and international perspectives on regulatory and non-regulatory dairy herd health issues, of challenges and opportunities for dairy herd health in Ireland, and of the context, mission and work programme of Animal Health Ireland

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Name Role
Ms Carla Coll Tutor
Mr John Donlon Tutor
Mr Finnian Logan Tutor
Dr Catherine Mc Aloon Tutor
Assoc Professor Conor McAloon Tutor
Finola McCoy Tutor
Dr Locksley Messam Tutor
Assoc Professor Emma O'Neill Tutor
Miss Vicki Rhodes Tutor
Eilidh Thomson Tutor
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