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 eufmd-training@fao.org .

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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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Introduction to Rift Valley Fever

This course introduces the diagnosis, prevention and control of RVF, and is suitable for those based in countries that are either endemic or at-risk. The course is designed to be easy to study on a smartphone.

The course consists of fourteen modules, each of which should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. After studying the 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 anybody who would like to know more about RVF. It will be of particular interest to field veterinarians (public and private) and veterinary paraprofesssions who are working in countries that are either endemic or at high risk of RVF. No prior knowledge of RVF is required.

Time required: Three hours

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Introduction to Lumpy Skin Disease

This short module introduces lumpy skin disease, its distribution, impacts, aetiology, diagnosis epidemiology and control options. After studying the module, you should complete the course assessment, after which you will be able to download your certificate.

The module is intended as a "taster" and is taken from a longer course, the LSD Preparation Course, which is organised periodically.

Who is the course for? 
This course is suitable for all of those with an interest in LSD, in affected countries or those at-risk.

Time required: 45 minutes

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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 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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Simulation Exercises for Animal Disease Emergencies

The Simulation Exercise for Animal Disease Emergencies online training course is on the FAO elearning Academy. It introduces simulation exercises as part of preparedness for animal disease emergencies and explains the processes involved in planning, conducting and evaluating simulation exercises. It also describes the various tools, approaches and strategies to support decision-making, as well as the different phases of an exercise.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for a range of stakeholders with an interest in learning about animal health emergency preparedness and planning, including:

  • Contingency planners.
  • Risk managers and risk communication officers.
  • Official veterinary staff and veterinarians.
  • Emergency services and municipal representatives.

Time required: Three and a half hours

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Introduction to the FMD Minimum Biorisk Management Standards

This course aims to provide an overview of the Minimum Biorisk Management Standards for foot-and-mouth disease laboratories (MBRMS), explaining the scope and the risks associated with the standards.

This course is directed to National Competent Authorities, Institute directors for FMD facilities and biorisk managers in FMD free countries in the European region to ensure they are aware of the importance and implications of their role in ensuring that laboratories handling infectious FMD virus (Tier D) and performing FMD diagnostic tests without handling infectious FMD virus (Tier C) adhere to the FMD Minimum Biorisk Management Standards.

This course consists of five modules . At the end of the course, you must complete an assessment to receive a certificate.

Time required: Two hours

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