The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Health offers a fully online Graduate Certificate in Avian Health and Medicine (GCAHM). Learn from internationally renowned experts in an online program recognized by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV). This unique and innovative online program is for practicing veterinarians interested in being recognized health experts in the rapidly growing international poultry industry. The Graduate Certificate in Avian Health can be achieved in a single year. Those wishing to complete an additional two year program of specialized study including the latest in avian microbiology and serology, food safety, public health, economics and international trade, advanced poultry medicine, and disease management can go on to earn the Master of Avian Health and Medicine (MAHM).
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Total Hours Required for this certificate: 12 (credit hours)
Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply to the graduate school for the Graduate Certificate program in Avian Health and Medicine and are not required to take entrance exams and submit letters of recommendation.
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Computer with current operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones, and microphone are required.
High-speed internet access.
Total Hours Required for this certificate: 24 (credit hours)
Content within each subject is released on a weekly or monthly basis to allow the class to move through the material together. Lecture notes are presented online and can be downloaded by students. Class discussions, audio lectures, and interactive case studies are also some of the learning activities students will encounter in the course. Students will be expected to be able to set aside approximately 20-25 hours per week for reading, assignments and participation in online activities.
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