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Conservation Medicine and Conservation BiologyUndergraduate, Graduate / Summer
Conservation medicine is an emerging field that is concerned with the interface between human health, animal health (both wild and domestic) and ecosystem health. It is a synthesis of the fields of veterinary medicine, public health, ecology, forestry and natural resources and the principles of conservation biology, biogeography, population genetics, economics, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and other disciplines to understand and maintain biological diversity throughout the world.
Professionals faced with a career in wildlife health, wildlife biology, wildlife management, human-animal or domestic animal/wildlife-interface issues and those interested in habitat/wildlife conservation will benefit from a solid foundation in both of these disciplines. An international location for the courses taught on this program lends itself well to covering issues facing the developing world such as emergent diseases, and animal and public health challenges. This program aims to provide students from various backgrounds with the opportunity to learn and practice the principles of conservation biology/medicine using the ecology and fauna of Costa Rica (an area of rich biodiversity with a long history of conservation research).
- POPH5118 - Conservation Medicine - Conservation Biology
- POPH5418 - Conservation Medicine - Conservation Biology
March 20 2016
Summer 2016 (exact date TBD)