RANEMA (a refresher course in applied epidemiology of animal diseases), designed under a partnership between the Ecole nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort (veterinary academy), the Animal and integrated risk management unit of CIRAD (AGIRs) and our training FVI-CIRAD team, with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The content of RANEMA is structured around a simple scenario: the trainees are vets working for the veterinary services in a virtual country called RANEMA. In order to carry out their professional duties, they must update their epidemiology knowledge through a set of activities. This training is available in several contextualized versions: Africa (French and English), Asia (English), Caribbean (French and English) and the Maghreb (French).
- Self-training (free duration). However it is advised to follow the course on a short period of time (one or two weeks).
- Each participant is alone and is not tutored. He can, however, contact the course instructor and the platform administrator for any technical problems.
- Knowledge acquisition can be checked by doing the on-line training exercises, which will determine a score.
These courses are designed for veterinarians, veterinary students and technicians and health professionals wishing to reclaim the basic concepts in animal disease epidemiology, statistics and knowledge of avian flu.