In this course you will benefit from interactive lectures, group assignments, practicals and expert talks.
This course provides you with all insights of the anatomy and important physiological processes of several model organisms, as well as the diversity of reptiles and amphibians in the wild and captive care. Furthermore, you will gain an increased understanding of the gross lesions, clinical signs, pathogenetic mechanisms and differential diagnosis for a wide range of diseases. Legal aspects and policy matters will be included.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht Science Park - with the option to follow the course via distant learning.
380€ (students will receive a 20% discount)
drinks and lunch
Participants receive a certificate (comprising of 14 PE-points) after completion of the whole course.
Professionals working with reptiles and amphibians in the wild (conservation), zoos, captive care and research programmes. Veterinary Medicine students are also welcome.
The first day will focus on the zoological aspects of herpetology, in which the diversity, the anatomy and physiology of several organ systems as well as evolutionary and developmental topics will be discussed. The aim is to provide a good overview of amphibian and reptile biology. At the end of the day you will be able to describe the anatomy and important physiological processes and the diversity of reptiles and amphibians in the wild and captive care.
During the second and third day, herpetology experts will teach you specialised skills, care and husbandry related to reptiles. Anesthesia, chemical restraint and pain management will be central topics. Dedicated pathologists and clinicians will give you gross pathology and pathophysiologic insights into the diseases of reptiles. You will be able to gain an increased understanding of the gross lesions, as well as the presenting clinical signs, pathogenetic mechanisms as well as the appropriate differential diagnosis for a wide range of diseases. Legal aspects and policy matters will be included.
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