The concept of the WVEPAH programs is to offer comprehensive training modules, consisting of both residential courses and distance learning. They are designed for professionals in the aquaculture industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in the health and production of aquatic animals. The intensive training is provided at an advanced level with major emphasis on a case-oriented and problem-solving approach.
Since the target audience consists of graduated veterinarians and animal health professionals or scientists, very little time is devoted to basic subjects (anatomy, physiology…). For those who need it, these will be covered by online information prior to the courses. Upon completion of a training program, the participants will have obtained a level of competence which will enable them to solve most of the problems in the specialized areas.
WVEPAH courses include lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case presentations and laboratory work. Special emphasis is given to how to retrieve specific information and how to use it for self-study and clinical work. Seminars and review sessions help to develop critical evaluation of the case material presented.
The core study program is composed of two 80 hour hybrid sessions, with online conferences and one residential week, with distance learning between the courses conducted through the WVEPAH private Facebook group reserved for the course masters and training participants. The whole study program duration is at least 160 hours.