Questionnaire to assess training needs in the area of
village poultry production
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GRM International, an Australian Consulting Agency, is working with the University of Queensland to establish an International Village Poultry Centre that will provide a wide range of services. One of the services will be the provision of training that will lead to the award of Graduate Certificates, one on the small-scale production and quality control of I-2 ND vaccine and a second on village chicken production.
Proposed UQ Graduate Certificates
Each Graduate Certificate will consist of eight units of coursework based on four subjects, of two units each. The Graduate Certificate courses will be run as distance learning courses over at least 13 weeks with students coming together for part of this time in a suitable location. If students do not wish to study fulltime, then the course may be done part time over 40 weeks. Students will require access to e-mail and preferably to the internet also.
The prerequisite for entry into the course is a degree in veterinary science from a recognized university or an approved degree from elsewhere, or evidence of relevant training and work experience to satisfy the Head of the School of Veterinary Sciencethat the student is suitably qualified. Prospective students will have to submit a formal applicationand will have to meet the English requirement of 6.5 in IELTS with a score of 6 for writing. During the course, students' practical skills and theoretical knowledge will be assessed, the latter via the completion of problems and small assignments.
Small Scale Production and Quality Control of I-2 ND Vaccine Graduate Certificate
1. Introduction to ND, ND control, ND diagnosis and ND vaccines.
Village Chicken Production Graduate Certificate
1. Village chicken farming systems, gender, sociocultural aspects and economics.