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Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV): eLearning

1-2-hour course
£75 ex VAT
Internet required

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Target audience

The course is specifically designed for poultry health and industry professionals including vets and laboratory staff responsible for implementing diagnostic techniques to detect IBV. The course can also be useful to anyone with a general interest in learning about the pathogenicity, clinical disease, epidemiology, and control of the virus.

Requirements and qualifications

Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection is essential. The course is prepared in English (UK).

Course description

This eLearning course designed in collaboration with subject matter experts conducting research on infectious bronchitis at Pirbright, is intended to broaden participants understanding of infectious bronchitis, and the virus which causes it. The course specifically focuses on information that would be useful for laboratory staff undertaking laboratory diagnostic testing of IBV.

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Learning outcomes

Divided into 5 individual modules, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the history, impact, structure, and stability of IBV.
  • Describe the pathogenesis and spread, including sources of infection, replication, and immunity.
  • Recognise the clinical signs of IBV and compare to similar diseases for differential diagnoses.
  • Describe laboratory diagnostics including molecular, virological, and serological techniques.
  • Discuss disease control and risk mitigation strategies.

Course modules

The course comprises of the following modules:

  Module title Duration (minutes) No of Questions
1. Introductory module 25 12
2. Pathogenesis and spread of IBV 15 5
3. Clinical diagnosis of IBV 10 5
4. Introduction to laboratory diagnosis 20 7
5. Disease Control 15 5

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

Next steps

Contact Pirbright Training for portal access details.

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