This course will provide life science graduates with training in veterinary aspects of wildlife health that can help maintain the health of the environment, humans and domestic animal species.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 semesters full-time or part-time equivalent
Wildlife health is no longer an isolated discipline, with widespread recognition that it reflects and impacts the health of the environment, humans and domestic animal species (the “One Health” concept). The Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation aims to provide graduates of biology, ecology, and environmental science with applied training in veterinary aspects of wildlife health that can be incorporated into conservation and One Health programs.
This course will teach students practical and theoretical research skills required to work in multidisciplinary teams to address wildlife health and conservation issues, including Disease Risk Analysis, disease surveillance methods and techniques, and pathology of wildlife. Core units include research methods and scientific communication, developing critical skills to ensure graduates can conduct and convey research appropriately in this growth field.
Specified electives enable students to choose from special interest topics including a research project or placement. Projects may take place in Australia or overseas, providing scope for students to pursue particular interests or areas of current activity.
Graduates of this degree are equipped for a range of careers including with wildlife conservation projects, as well as NGOs and government departments involved in the management of wildlife for biodiversity outcomes and species protection.
This course will provide graduates with a broad range of career opportunities delivering expertise in wildlife health and disease as it applies to conservation outcomes. These include organisations involved in species conservation/recovery and translocation/reintroduction programs, such as conservation NGOs, government conservation/wildlife departments, zoos, and other not-for-profit wildlife agencies.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
- Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation (MWildlifeHth)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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