Surveillance, Preparedness and Response (VETS7015)


After studying Surveillance, Preparedness and Response you will be able to: explain how surveillance contributes to the assessment and management of risks that affect public health, animal health, or trade; provide advice on the development of a surveillance strategy to meet defined objectives; describe a preferred framework for managing animal health emergencies.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Online (Semester 2 Weeks 1-7)


Participation in weekly online discussions (15%) ; online quiz (15%) ; group assignment (35%); individual assignment (35%)


Veterinary Epidemiology Thrusfield, M. 3E06, 2007 Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK.
Animal disease surveillance and survey systems: methods and applications. Salman MD. 1st edn. Iowa State Press 2003

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.