SAFOSO welcomes you  to our online training platform featuring courses in our areas of expertise.

Dissemination of knowledge is one of SAFOSO’s strengths. We have long-standing experience in organizing and executing workshops around animal health and food safety. We are now applying this wealth of experience and scientific knowledge to online training courses.

With the new opportunity for online study, we aim to provide easy access to high-quality education.

Whether to learn something new or to refresh your know-how, we aim to provide you with competent knowledge of a broad range of topics related to animal health and food safety.

Enhance your competence at work, advance your career or simply improve your general knowledge.

We hope you’ll enjoy our self-study courses.

Course 1

Epidemiology for Non-Epidemiologists

Feedback from course participants:

This course will illustrate epidemiological concepts that we are exposed to in everyday life, and help you interpret these concepts for your own understanding of current events related to diseases in animals and people.

What you will learn
  • Basic understanding of how epidemiology touches our daily lives
  • What data are needed for informed interpretation of disease spread
  • The difference between association, correlation and causality
  • The importance of visualization of data
Course details
  • 20-30  minutes per module, totaling 3-4 hours  
  • 7 Modules
  • Beginner level
  • 100% online
  • English
  • Certificate of completion
  • Video sequences
  • Quizzes
  • Lecture slides with voiceover audio
Curious? Take a sneak peek of the course here.
Detailed course description

The course consists of seven modules that are based on the most relevant and frequently occurring examples of public health and veterinary public health diseases. Real-life examples will be used to illustrate and explain theoretical concepts of epidemiology.

The format includes lecture slides with voiceover audio, video sequences, excel sheets, and webpages with self-assessment quizzes.

Certificates of completion will be available for download for the successfully completed course.

One Health

This course is framed in and embraces the One Health concept approaching diseases in animals and in people in equal measure: for every example in human health used to illustrate an epidemiological concept, an example in animal health is used. Participants are able to draw parallels between human and animal diseases recognizing how epidemiology for animals is very much the same as epidemiology for people. For example, an epidemiological task force on SARS-CoV-2 requires an understanding of how the virus behaves among animals as well as how the disease behaves among people in order to control it.

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Course module overview

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