Animal Forensics: Non-accidental injury
This course will serve as an introduction to non-accidental injury investigation and documentation.
The purpose of the course is to give the student the ability to recognise the typical signs and symptoms of injuries sustained deliberately, either through abuse or neglect.
We will also review patterns of injury typical of from blunt and sharp force trauma, and animal fighting. Protocols and equipment for live animal exam and necropsy will also be reviewed. Techniques to facilitate interaction with the animal owners will be discussed.
This course will help you recognize non-accidental injury in animal victims, explore the role of the veterinary team in recognizing and responding to suspected non-accidental injury, and encourage you to put your new knowledge to work as you investigate scenes of suspected non‑accidental injury.
This course is open to any professional involved in the investigation of crimes against animals, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal control officers, non-governmental animal welfare organisation officers, wildlife and conservation officials and law enforcement officers.
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By successfully completing this course, you will:
Understand non-accidental injuries sustained through purposeful or intentional manners or actions
Recognise physical manifestations of specific types of injuries
Be able to properly document and report indications of non-accidental injury
Discuss and develop a strategy for animal owner interaction.
Blunt and sharp force trauma
Burning / thermal injury
Neglect / starvation
Asphyxia and drowning
Animal fighting, ritualistic abuse and sexual assault
Live animal examination and necropsy
The course includes:
Video lectures, written notes, photographs, and case studies
Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding
A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors
An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course
The estimated time to complete this course is 15-20 hours, therefore the course will be open for 8 weeks. This course is the second part in the 3-part animal forensics series. Part 3 will be delivered in October 2018.
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 10 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$289|
|Non-member / eMember||$578|
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