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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Click here for a definition of this term Study Areas: Animal Science
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Sciences
Program Description:
 
Biosecurity
 

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020. Applications for the 2020 intakes of this program are expected to open in September 2019. 


Offered by the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, this 3-unit elective (or EMS experience) for DVM III (& II students) is organised by Dr Wayne Boardman. Two trips are based at a game farm east of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga province less than one hour from Kruger National Park and one trip will be based on Goedemoed Reserve, Mossel Bay, Western Cape.

The course will consist of many days capturing, moving and sedating wildlife, assisting with health checks on wildlife and domestic animals, participating in lectures on pathology, pharmacology and diseases, visiting wildlife rehabilitation centres and national parks and reserves and provide veterinary support for local farmers and local dog owners by assisting in the rabies vaccination programmes in the communities. Students help to raise funds to support the Sitayatuku farmers project and the Endangered Wildlife Trust to support their conservation programmes. We have raised over $25,000 so far.

Students will be able to see applied biosecurity in action in an area where transboundary diseases are common and witness game farming and wildlife management.  Some animals will be restrained, health checked and tested for transboundary diseases such as Bovine tuberculosis, Foot and Mouth disease and Lumpy skin disease. Other animals will be anaesthetised for veterinary management and conservation purposes. The trip also provides students with an opportunity to get a better understanding of specific veterinary diseases exotic to Australia and learn about the various conservation issues in Southern Africa.

Days will be very long and the experiences memorable.

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Dates

This program is being offered three times in 2019:

EMS – Mid-Semester Break 1: 7-20 April, 2019 (Nelspruit, South Africa)

EMS – Winter School:  7-20 July, 2019 (Mossel Bay, South Africa)

Elective – Mid-Semester Break 2: 8-21 September, 2019 (Nelspruit, South Africa)




Cost

The program fee is estimated to be AU $3,800 (depending on exchange rates) for Nelspruit students (EMS and Elective) and AU $3,600 for Mossel Bay students (EMS). Weekend costs are not covered for the Mossel Bay trip, hence the lower cost.  Students will also need to pay for overnight accommodation costs and expenses if they arrive on Saturday before travelling to the host facility on the Sunday before the course starts. Follow the appropriate link below to see the program fee cost breakdown for each program:
* Nelspruit - Mid-Semester Break 1
* Mossel Bay - Winter School
* Nelspruit - Mid-Semester Break 2

Elective Students only: you must enrol into the following course VET SC 7306RW - DVM Elective Topic. The usual tuition fees apply for this course in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.
 
Students will need to cover their own airfares.

Students will need to pay a deposit of $500 to secure their place on the program.




Financial Assistance:

Funding of up to AU $6,791 may be available to eligible students through the OS-HELP loan scheme.
 
Travel insurance is provided by the University of Adelaide free of charge to University of Adelaide students receiving credit or recognition for this study tour.



Applications

Though students have been pre-selected for this program, you should take care to complete all available questionnaires and materials as these are requirements of the University of Adelaide wishing to participate in international programs.

Additionally, after clicking the 'Apply Now' button, please note there are three separate programs April (mid- semester break), June (Winter school), and September (Mid-Semester Break 2). Students should select the appropriate trip.


Students will need to pay a deposit of AU $500 to secure their place on the program.


Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020. Applications for the 2020 intakes of this program are expected to open in September 2019. 



Further Information

For more information about this program, please contact Dr Wayne Boardman at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

For more information about applications, OS-Help funding, insurance, and other details, please contact Study Overseas.


 


Please read the Program Description for how to apply.