Education and Training

The CFSPH offers a number of web-based continuing education courses and self-guided training for veterinary and animal health professionals and students, emergency mangament, emergency responders, as well as human health and public health professionals and students.

Courses for Continuing Education Credit

Animal Disease Emergencies: Understanding the Response

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/ADE-Course/
The Animal Disease Emergencies: Understanding the Response web-based course is an awareness-level overview of the detection and response involved with high consequence livestock and poultry emergency situations. The course addresses the tasks and actions needed to detect, contain and control these diseases, and discusses the collaboration of responders at the local, state and federal levels. The course is designed for anyone who may have a role during these responses, including veterinary and animal health responders, livestock or poultry industry groups, and producers, as well as traditional responders, such as emergency managers, law enforcement and fire department professionals who may also have roles during these responses. The course includes lessons, case studies, and online resources, and has been approved for 4 hours of veterinary continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.

Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals for Continuing Education

www.EEDACourse.org
The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) web-based course provides veterinarians, veterinary technicians and any other individuals interested in high consequence animal diseases. Information about the causes, consequences and the response to foreign and transboundary animal diseases is covered. The course includes lessons, descriptions of actual disease incursions, and scenarios where participants use differentials to narrow down disease possibilities. The course covers diseases such as foot and mouth disease, avian influenza, classical swine fever, and many others. The course will be offered July 25- September 30, 2018. We have applied for CE approval (46 CEU) for veterinarians and veterinary technicians by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE).

Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals for Veterinary Students

The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals web-based course is also currently used at all United States veterinary schools. The course is supported by the USDA APHIS and fulfills the Initial Accreditation Training requirement of the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program. The course has been used since 2002 at U.S. veterinary schools to raise awareness of foreign, emerging, and exotic animal diseases and to prepare veterinarians to recognize and appropriately respond to unusual animal diseases. Veterinary students access the course through a portal on the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges website www.aavmc.org. The CFSPH developed the course content with other academic institutions and manages the course. The USDA APHIS provides support for veterinary colleges to offer the course and distribute a companion textbook. The course is available for continuing education and has been translated into Spanish as well. Email eeda@iastate.edu for more information.

Introduction to Veterinary Immunology

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Immunology/short-course.php
The Introduction to Veterinary Immunology course is provides an overview of how the immune system works, how vaccines can prevent disease, and why vaccines sometimes fail to protect from disease and occasionally cause adverse reactions. The course includes 4.5 hours of online video lectures. All participants receive printed study materials. The course is designed for individuals who do not have a veterinary, medical, or biology background and that work in the animal health industry. The course is approved for 5 hours of veterinary continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.

Introduction to Principles of Veterinary Vaccination

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Veterinary-Vaccinology-Course/index.php
The Introduction to Principles of Veterinary Vaccination course offers an overview of veterinary vaccinology, including how veterinary vaccines work, the regulation and licensing of products, and other key topics. The course contains 3 hours of video lectures plus printed materials. The course is designed for individuals who have had some training in veterinary vaccinology but would like a short refresher course. The course is approved for 4.5 hours of veterinary continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.

Veterinary Immunology & Principles of Vaccination

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Immunology/full-course.php
The Veterinary Immunology and Principles of Vaccination course provides an overview of veterinary immunology with an emphasis on infectious disease. The lectures address innate immunity and inflammation; adaptive immunity and stimulation of B cell and T cell responses to pathogens; effector functions of the immune system, how it eliminates pathogens, challenges associated with protection of mucosal surfaces, and complex issues associated with protection of the neonate. In addition, an overview of methods used to evaluate cell mediated immunity and comparative immunology, and vaccine safety and efficacy and application of basic immunology to the science of vaccine use and production. This course is intended for individuals who are interested in mechanisms of resistance to infectious diseases and vaccination, including veterinarians and professionals with biology backgrounds. The course is delivered via over 17 hours of online video lectures, and printed study materials. Dr. Jim Roth and Dr. Gayle Brown are the instructors for this course. The course is approved for 17.5 hours of veterinary continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.

Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Zoonoses-Course/
The Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets web-based course provides any animal health, human health, public health professional or student, or individual interested in the prevention of zoonotic diseases. Information on zoonotic diseases of companion animals, including high risk groups, such as children and immunocompromised individuals, as well as shared risks of pets and people is covered. The course emphasizes the necessary prevention measures for animal and human health. The course includes lessons, case studies, and online resources to assist in conveying zoonotic disease prevention measures to clients. The course is available year round and has been approved for 10 hours of veterinary continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval.

Additional Self-Study Courses and Training Materials (Free)

Introduction to Animal Emergency Management

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Education-Training/introduction-to-animal-emergency-management.php
The Introduction to Animal Emergency Management course is a 10-part series to provide Animal Care employees with foundational information and skills to support USDA APHIS Animal Care's emergency planning and response roles as part of the Emergency Support Function (ESF) #11 mission area. this course may also be of interest to indviduals involved in animal emergency management in local, state, tribal, or federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Introduction to Animal Husbandry and Nutrition

store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/An-Introduction-to-Animal-Husbandry-and-Nutrition
This educational document is a collaborative project between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH), Iowa State University to provide a brief introduction of basic animal husbandry and nutrition. This material is intended for readers with little background in livestock production. The information will focus on some customary management and husbandry practices in commercial production facilities for swine, cattle and poultry. In addition, information is included on horses, sheep and goats.

National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps (NAHERC) Training

naherc.cfsph.iastate.edu/
Are you interested in animal health emergencies? Would you like to be more prepared? Free training is available to anyone who is interested in these topics at this site.

Youth in Animal Agriculture: Excellence in Exhibition

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/YouthInAg/
While raising and showing animals have an overall positive impact on youth and the community, there are many animal diseases that can be spread between people and animals. Understanding disease risks and preventive measures is critical to reduce the occurrence of zoonotic diseases among youth associated with animal agriculture. Targeted at youth aged 13–18 years, the free online course is meant to encourage showmanship and animal involvement while keeping both animals and humans safe and healthy.

Graduate Level Training in Public Health

Master of Public Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health

www.cfsph.iastate.edu/MPH
Learn more about the Master of Public Health degree program for graduate veterinarians and the concurrent DVM/MPH degree program for Iowa State University veterinary students. This degree is conferred by the University of Iowa, College of Public Health, a fully accredited institution.