Course Description

The discipline of conservation medicine results from a long evolution of trans-disciplinary thinking, merged from the health and ecological sciences.  This CE course will help to familiarize you with the issues of modern conservation medicine through case studies and applied techniques. Conservation medicine stresses the importance of recognizing that human health, animal health, and ecosystem health are inextricably interdependent.  

  • Cost of Course = $95.00
  • Course Credit: CE Course, 9 Course Hours, 0.9 CEUs

Course Delivery:

This course is taught entirely online as a self-paced independent study. The course will be delivered using the UF centrally supported learning management system, CANVAS. Students must have a Gator Link ID to access e-learning at: https://lss.at.ufl.edu/

Course Contact:

Always contact Teachers by email within the CANVAS course

Please allow 48 hours for a response

Instructor: Hayley R. Adams, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, DACVM
Email = hayley@drhayleyadams.com

Course Goal

This CE course will provide you with an overview of case studies in Conservation Medicine.  For a more in-depth study of this topic please see the full length semester course WIS5562.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have the ability to:

-Understand the human impact and role humans play in relation to the issues of conservation, resource management, global health, and security
-Develop a greater understanding of the socio-political, cultural, ethical, and historical dimensions and meanings of health
-Use specific case studies as an application for conservation medicine in action

Course Outline & Schedule

This CE is entirely self-paced and consists of a series of video lectures along with suggested readings and podcasts.  


In order to receive CE credit and your Certificate of Completion you will submit a short essay (1-2 paragraphs, single spaced, 12 point font)  describing which case study or aspect of conservation medicine you found to be most interesting, and why. If you have any questions about this assignment please email me at hayley@drhayleyadams.com.


This course provides you with approximately 9 hours of CE content and is the equivalent of 0.9 CEUs. Your CE will be awarded by a certificate of completion that you will receive once you submit a satisfactory final assignment. Multiple attempts are allowed.

Grade Changes

Grades will be changed only when a grading error has been made.

About your Instructor

Dr. Hayley R. Adams

I have over 20 years of experience in wildlife veterinary medicine, conservation, and issues related to One Health in Africa, and have had the pleasure of working with a variety of domestic and wild animals over the years. I created a charitable organization, Silent Heroes Foundation, in 2010 as a way of contributing to conservation & One Health efforts in Africa. I am a veterinarian, and have a PhD in wildlife epidemiology and virology. I am a board certified Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Microbiology. I currently teach conservation medicine and related courses at the University of Florida. I am a Certified Meditation Instructor & Compassion Fatigue Therapist in order to better assist those in my profession who may be suffering in silence. I am an author with my first book, Conscious Conservation: Less Doing, More Being, available now.--


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Email: maples-center@ahc.ufl.edu

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