Wildlife Health and Management

Wildlife Health and Management is an interdisciplinary specialist study intended to improve theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for health protection and conservation of wildlife. This course is designed in a way to offer complete individuality to each attendee, giving them the possibility to shape their education in a most suitable way. Optimal number of MSc students is 6. Course is divided into core subjects and elective subjects provided within four directions (Game Health and Management; Large Carnivore Management; Reptile, Amphibian and Bird Health and Management; and Marine Mammal Conservation).

The full length of the master course is two semesters (60 ECTS points) and covers all core subjects and one direction. Additionally, attendees can choose an option of postgraduate diploma which consists of one course direction and one of the core subjects. Final option is to choose postgraduate certificate which consists of one or more subjects aimed to upgrade specific skills and earn ECTS points that are transferrable to further education. Cutting-edge topics include wildlife anesthesia, capture and translocation, reintroduction programs, conservation of species, fundamentals of wildlife diseases, habitat evaluation, problems at human-wildlife-livestock interface and health management of captive wildlife.

The course is open for veterinarians, biologists, foresters and other natural sciences according to the entry requirements described in the program. The course is based at Veterinary Faculty University of Zagreb with a long tradition in wildlife research and several national and European wildlife projects, which guarantees the conduction of practice-based specialist course.

Head: Assoc. Prof. Dean Konjević, Dipl. ECZM (WPH)
e-mail: dean.konjevic@vef.hr.
ECTS: 60 ECTS points

Wildlife Health and Management

izv. prof. dr. sc. Dean Konjević

izvanredni profesor, DECZM
Dean Konjević

izv. prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Gomerčić

Izvanredni profesor
Tomislav Gomerčić

prof. dr. sc. Josip Kusak

Redoviti profesor
Josip Kusak

doc. dr. sc. Magda Sindičić


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