Education of the Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology Group

The chair of QVE is involved in all 3 levels of education: BSc, MSc and PhD. It is possible to perform a Thesis or Internship at our group.

Visit the Study Handbook website for more detailed information about the courses offered by our group.

Course Overview

  • QVE-20306 Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics
  • QVE-30306 Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology
  • QVE-30806 Management of Infections and Diseases in Animal Populations


Second year course: Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (QVE-20306), BSc level, in Dutch using the book of Thrusfield, Veterinary Epidemiology). Software used: Winepiscope which can be downloaded from the CLIVE site. Note: Winepsicope does not run under Windows 7 64 bits, but it will do under the 32 bits version of Windows 7. Unfortunately this cannot be repaired.

QVE offers subjects and supervision for the BSc-thesis.

BSc-thesis subjects covered in 2012 are (Dutch):

  • Koe-kompas
  • Risico’s van verspreiding van ziektekiemen via mest en mestproducten
  • Prevalentie-onderzoek naar MRSA en ESBL-producerende bacteriën bij biologische vleeskuikens en mensen wonend en/of werkzaam op biologische vleeskuikenhouderijen


QVE runs the MSc-specialisation Animal Health Management, all information about this specialisation can be found at this link. At average 10-15 students annually perform their MSc thesis within the chair of QVE.

Some examples of subjects covered in recent years:

  • Estimation of Reproduction ratio of neighbourhood spread of bTB in Irish cattle herds
  • Effect of antimicrobial treatment of recently acquired subclinical mastitis on occurrence of clinical mastitis in Dutch dairy cows
  • Effect of antimicrobial treatment of recently acquired subclinical mastitis during lactation on milk yield and culling
  • The effect of animal movement and Bovine Tuberculosis history of the herd on the risk of a positive test outcome
  • Risk factors for insect bite hypersensitivity in Friesian horses and Shetland ponies in The Netherlands
  • Longitudinal study on lameness in calves and dairy cows
  • Q-fever in goat farms: prevalence and risk factors
  • Q-fever in veterinarians: prevalence and risk factors
  • Q-fever in sheep farms: prevalence and risk factors
  • Uterine torsion in horses: effect of several correction methods
  • Effect of vaccination against Porcine Circo Virus in pigs
  • Clinical trial to investigate the effect of Digiderm+ on Digital Dermatitis prevention in dairy cattle
  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment for meat-borne Toxoplasma gondii infection in The Netherlands.
  • Risk-based strategy to detect antibiotic residues in pork


For topics of current PhD-projects visit the QVE Research page.

Together with the chair group of EZO, QVE organises a WIAS PhD course on mathematical modelling.

Please visit the WIAS website for a schedule of all courses.