CPB 240 Public and Occupational Health for Veterinary Technicians I

Credit: 1.0

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: CPB 227, CPB 226, VCS 141, VCS 149

Prerequisite Note:

Instructor: Dan Walsh, LVT

Course Description:

This course is the first of two courses that provide basic instruction in the concepts of workplace safety issues related to the veterinary technician. CPB 240 will place an emphasis on the basic information needed to recognize various hazards commonly encountered in their future workplace and the steps that should be taken to reduce the risk of being exposed to these hazards. The students will also become familiar with various resources that employ personnel who can respond to questions that either they or their clientele may have about zoonotic diseases and environmental toxins and other practical aspects of public health.

Course Objectives:

Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook, and examinations (on-line or paper).The exercises will be completed on line and submitted to the instructor. Supplemental material will be offered on line as content (in addition to the textbook). Quizzes and exams will be sent to a proctor. The proctor must be a veterinarian, an accredited veterinary technician (RVT, LVT, or CVT), or an educator/teacher at a school, college, or university. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor for grading.