Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
Understand the Basic Principles of Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Have basic knowledge about Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Diagnostics of selected wild animal species.
Recognize and cure basic diseases of selected wild animal species.
Understand the special treatment requirements of these animals and have acquired basic clinical handling skills of them.
Understand the rehabilitation requirements of these species.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Hour Content Theory/Clinical Practice
1st-2nd Introduction to Wildlife Medicine Theory
3rd and 4th Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation of Bears, Wolves and Foxes Theory
5th-6th Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation of Monk Seals Theory
7th-8th Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation ofof Cetaceans Theory
9th-10th Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation of Sea Turtles Theory
11th-12th Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation of wild ungulates Theory
13th-14th Legislation, Management and Possession of Wild Animals. Theory
15th-17th Clinical Cases Presentation Clinical Practice
18th-20th Clinical Cases Presentation Clinical Practice
Additional bibliography for study
Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Fowler M, Miller E. Saunders, Vol.9. 2019.
Reptile Medicine and Surgery, 2nd Edition, Divers S, Mader D. Saunders, 2014.
Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia. West G, Heard D, Caulkett N. Iowa State University Press, 2014.
CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine. Gulland F, Dierauf L, Whitman K. Productivity Press, 2018.
Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles. McArthur S, Wilkingson R, Meyer J. Wiley-Blackwell publishers, 2004.
Raptor Medicine, Surgery, and Rehabilitation. Scott D. CABI Publishing, 2016.
Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology. Campbell T, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2015.