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									  Model Public Health Curricula and
      Shortfalls in US Veterinary
 Professional Curricula which must be
supplemented by Post-graduate, Dual-
   degree, or Just-In-Time Training



              Jim Wenzel
            Auburn University
  American College of Veterinary
  Preventive Medicine (ACVPM)
   Model (veterinary) Curriculum
• Environmental Health
• Epidemiology &
  Statistics
• Food Safety
• Foreign Animal
  Diseases
• Public Health
• Zoonoses
      ACVPM Model Curriculum
Environmental Health topics & contact hours
•   fundamentals                         3
•   air, water & land quality            7
•   wastes                               3
•   population dynamics & management     1
•   agents of disease                    3
•   disasters & response                 3
•   energy, food and natural resources   9
•   community & occupational health      4
•   other                                2   (7)
       ACVPM Model Curriculum
Epidemiology & Statistics topics & contact hours
 •   epidemiology                     24
 •   statistics                        5   (1)
 •   laboratory/table top exercises   15
 •   individual project                    (32)
      ACVPM Model Curriculum
      Food Safety topics & contact hours

•   preharvest                       3
•   processing                       3
•   storage & preparation            3
•   foodborne agents                 3
•   HACCP                            2
• regulatory requirements            2
• other                             10     (2)
     ACVPM Model Curriculum
    Public Health topics & contact hours

•   agencies & veterinary positions    3
•   policy & administration            2
•   regulatory & legal issues          1
•   planning & evaluation              6
•   education                         10
•   animal issues                      3
ACVPM Model Curriculum total hours
•   Environmental Health        35     (7)
•   Epidemiology & Statistics   44    (33)
•   Food Safety                 25     (2)
•   Foreign Animal Diseases      8     (4)
•   Public Health               25
•   Zoonoses                    27     (3)

TOTAL                           164   (49)
Subject Areas in the Model Curricula
     ASPH             ACVPM
• Environmental health    • Environmental health
  sciences
• Epidemiology            • Epidemiology &
• Biostatistics             statistics
• Health policy           • Public health
  management
• Public health biology   • Food safety
                          • Zoonoses

• Social & behavioral     • Foreign animal
  sciences                  diseases
    Total contact hours in US veterinary
 curricula in courses containing the words
   epidemiology, food safety, population,
  preventive, public, regulatory, statistics,
 zoonoses, and similar words or phrases
• Riddle et al: x = 67        (30-120)
• Wenzel:       x = 68.9      (41-120)
     also:      sd = 19.9
                mode = 60 (11 of 25)
Additional Training in Public Health
     and Related Areas at US
  Veterinary Schools & Colleges
    • post-graduate, only         9
    • dual-degree (DVM-MPH)       7
    • dual-degree (in planning)   2
           USDA Accreditation
                    &
         “Just-In-Time Training”
• Accredited practitioners perform regulatory
  functions: animal identification & inspection,
  control of movement, disease surveillance &
  control, etc.
• These veterinarians, especially, are a source
  of potential, rapid, ramped-up capacity given
  disease- or program-specific JITT

								
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