Study an Open Access Online Course

EuFMD's open access online courses provide self-paced training which you may study anytime, anywhere, free of charge. 
To study a course, click the links below. If you do not have a user account yet with EuFMD Virtual Learning, you will be asked to create one before starting the course.
EuFMD Virtual Learning also hosts a wide range of more detailed, tutored virtual learning courses. To find out more about how to participate in tutored online courses, please visit our website or contact us at .


Available courses:

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Introduction to Foot-and-Mouth Disease

This course introduces foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), its importance, diagnosis, outbreak investigation and the control measures that might apply in a previously free country experiencing an outbreak.

The course consists of five modules, each of which should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. After studying the five modules, you should complete the course assessment, after which you will be able to download your certificate.

Who is the course for? 
This course is suitable for all of those with an interest in FMD control in countries which are free of the disease, particularly those from EuFMD Member States. No prior knowledge of FMD is required.

Time required: Two hours

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Introduction à la fièvre aphteuse

Ce cours est une introduction à la fièvre aphteuse, son importance et comment effectuer son diagnostique, l’enquête des foyers et les mesures de contrôle qui pourraient s’appliquer dans un pays indemme ayant un foyer de fièvre aphteuse.

Le cours se compose de cinq modules, dont chacun devrait vous prendre environ 20 minutes. Après avoir étudié les cinq modules, vous devez compléter l'évaluation du cours, après quoi vous pourrez télécharger votre certificat.

Á qui s'addresse le cours?
Ce cours convient à tous ceux qui s'intéressent au contrôle de la fièvre aphteuse dans les pays indemnes de la maladie, en particulier ceux des États membres de l'EuFMD.

Temps requis: Deux heures

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Simulation Exercises for Animal Disease Emergencies

This course introduces simulation exercises and their value as part of the emergency preparedness cycle. It consists of seven interactive online modules that take a step-by-step approach to the process of developing, implementing and evaluating simulation exercises. Alongside these modules you will find a set of templates and resources to assist in each step of the simulation exercise cycle. These resources form part of EuFMD's GET Prepared Toolbox.

Who is the course for? 
This training is intended to be of interest to veterinarians and others who would like to build their knowledge of emergency preparedness for animal disease outbreaks. It will be especially useful for those working with government veterinary services and responsible for the design, implementation or evaluation of simulation exercises. 

Time required: Six hours

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What is the Progressive Control Pathway?

This short e-learning module provides an overview of the Progressive Control Pathway for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (PCP-FMD), the tool used to FMD control under the GF-TADs Global Strategy.

Who is the course for? 
This course is suitable for all of those with an interest in FMD control in countries which are not free of the disease, and is a good introduction for those new to the PCP-FMD.

Time required: One hour

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Public Private Partnerships in the Veterinary Domain

This online course has been developed under a partnership between EuFMD and the OIE and is accessed on the OIE e-learning platform. The course introduces the potential for partnership between public and private sectors in the delivery of veterinary services and discusses the typology and implementation of such partnerships.

Who is the course for? 

Anybody who is involved in the provision of veterinary services, in both the public and private sectors.

Time required: One hour

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Introduction to the Progressive Control Pathway

This course should be studied by those who have completed "What is the Progressive Control Pathway? In this course we introduce the concepts and tools of the Progressive Control Pathway for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (PCP-FMD) in more depth.

We start by introducing the challenge of FMD control, and how risk based approaches can be used to make best use of the limited resources available to us to control the disease. Then, we discuss the principles and standards of the PCP, and explain the typical activities carried out under the PCP's different stages. We outline the procedures which are used to determine a country's current PCP stage, and then finally we try to answer the question, what is my role in FMD control?

Who is the course for? 
This course is suitable for all of those with an interest in FMD control in countries which are not free of the disease. Participants should have completed "What is the Progressive Control Pathway" before studying this course.

Time required: Six hours

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Introduction to the Risk-Based Strategic Plan

This course introduces the Risk-Based Strategic Plan (RBSP). The RBSP describes how a country will reduce the impact of FMD in at least one husbandry sector or geographical area. The RBSP applies the outputs and knowledge gained through the implementation of the activities in PCP-FMD Stage One. An accepted RBSP is required for countries to be recognized as in PCP-FMD Stage Two. 

The course consists of six self-directed online modules. These modules describe the purpose of the RBSP, give guidance on how to develop a risk-based control strategy and explain they key content that should be included within each chapter of the RBSP document.

Who is the course for? 
This course will be of interest to anyone who is involved in control of FMD in countries which are not currently free of the disease. It is particularly aimed at veterinarians who are working with countries in PCP-FMD Stage One, and beginning the process of developing an RBSP.

Time required: Four hours

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ما هو مسار المكافحة التدريجية لمرض الحمى القلاعية؟

إن وحدة التعليم الإلكتروني القصيرة هذه باللغة العربية تمدك بنظرة عامة عن مسار المكافحة التدريجي لمرض الحمى القلاعية (PCP-FMD) ، حيث أنه الأداة المستخدمة للسيطرة على مرض الحمى القلاعية من خلال الإطار العالمى لمكافحة الأمراض العابرة للحدود GF_TAD بالإستراتيجية العالمية لمكافحة مرض الحمى القلاعية .

 من هم المعنيون بهذه الدورة التدريبية؟

 هذه الدورة التدريبية تناسب الذين يهتمون بمكافحة مرض الحمى القلاعية فى البلدان التى يستوطن بها المرض وايضا هولاء الذين هم حديثى التعرف بالمسار التدريجي لمكافحة مرض الحمى القلاعية.

 الوقت اللازم : ساعة واحدة

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