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

BSc

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

MSc

QVE participates in the MSc-specialisations C-Global and Sustainable Production and D-Adaptation, Health and Welfare. At average 10-15 students annually perform their MSc thesis within the chair of QVE. For information on QVE MSc theses and innerships please contact Klaas Frankena.

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

PhD

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.