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African swine fever: eLearning

This course is designed for laboratory staff responsible for implementing diagnostic techniques.  However, the courses also include interesting and informative modules of all aspects of ASFV and will therefore appeal similarly to those with a general interest in the virus pathogenicity and clinical disease, epidemiology and control. Like other eLearning courses provided by The Pirbright Institute, this course is prepared in English (UK) and will be available for purchase, with online material accessible.

What you need to know

  • Cost: £150 payable via Paypal, Visa or Mastercard (local taxes will be added where applicable).
  • Duration: The course is expected to take seven hours to complete. Once purchased, access to the online material is available for 30 days only. 

Learning objectives

The course will provide a thorough understanding of current diagnostic techniques for ASFV. The course will also discuss the clinical and pathological signs associated with ASFV infection, the transmission of ASFV, the molecular characterisation of the virus and the biosafety and biosecurity measures required in an ASF Laboratory.

Course modules

The course comprises of the following modules:

  Module title Duration Test
1. Introductory module 30 minutes 14 questions
2. The African swine fever virus 30 minutes 10 questions
3. Pathogenesis and Spread of ASFV 30 minutes 9 questions
4. Clinical Diagnosis of ASF        30 minutes 8 questions
5. Introduction to ASF Laboratory Diagnosis       60 minutes 7 questions
6. Sample Dispatch and Receipt             40 minutes 7 questions
7. ASF Virus Detection    60 minutes 8 questions
8. ASF Serology 30 minutes 7 questions
9. An Introduction to Quality Management 15 minutes 7 questions
10. Biosafety and Biosecurity in the ASF Laboratory 90 minutes 14 questions

A certificate will be awarded to individuals successfully completing all modules of the course.

About the trainers

The ASFV eLearning course was produced and reviewed by subject matter experts working at The Pirbright Institute.

How to apply

To purchase access to this course for one month please email Our training team will be in contact with you to arrange access to our online learning portal where you will be able to purchase the course using PayPal, Visa or Mastercard.

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