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Newcastle disease: eLearning

This course is designed for poultry health and industry professionals, including vets and laboratory staff responsible for implementing diagnostic techniques. However, the course also includes interesting and informative modules of all aspects of Newcastle disease and will therefore appeal similarly to those with a general interest in the virus pathogenicity and clinical disease, epidemiology and control. The short, accessible nature of the course makes it ideal for vets and those working in the industry who are required to complete CPD as part of their role.

This eLearning course previously formed part of the well-established Poultry Health Disease course, run by The Pirbright Institute for many years and most recently in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. The course as a whole is currently being updated, and more modules on other viral diseases of poultry will be released here in the near future.

This course is prepared in both English (UK) and Simplified Chinese and available for purchase as a highly accessible, online package.

What you need to know

  • Cost: £75 payable via Paypal, Visa or Mastercard (local taxes will be added where applicable).
  • Duration: The course is expected to take two 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 the clinical and pathological signs associated with Newcastle disease virus infection, the current distribution and transmission of the virus, and current diagnostic techniques and control measures for the disease.

Course modules

The course comprises of the following modules:

  Module title Duration Number of questions
1. Introductory module 25 minutes   6 questions
2. Transmission, Spread and Clinical Signs 20 minutes 20 minutes
3. Diagnosis and Testing 30 minutes 7 questions
4. Prevention and Control Measures  20 minutes  7 questions

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

About the trainers

The Newcastle disease virus eLearning course was produced by experts, including Professor Venugopal Nair OBE and Dr Sue Baigent.

How to apply

To purchase access to this course for one month, please email pirbright.training@pirbright.ac.uk. 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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