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Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate

The  Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate (18-credit hours) led by Dr. Dana Vanlandingham is designed to foster the development of research scientists to safely plan and execute research in a variety of biosafety level environments (BSL-3, BSL-3 Ag, and BSL-4). This interdisciplinary certificate will instill common biosafety, containment, and regulatory compliance knowledge and skills that are required to work in high and maximum containment research facilities. The certificate will also provide a deeper understanding of the agents and toxins which are frequently studied in these facilities.

The Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate is offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine to non-degree and degree seeking Graduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students who plan to work in high and maximum containment facilities. Students will develop an appreciation, and necessary skills, for the exacting performance standards required in these complex and demanding work environments.

Program Requirements

Students with a graduate standing and a 3.0 GPA or higher in the field of biological sciences or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the DVM curriculum are eligible to enroll in this program. Possible exceptions can be made upon the approval of the Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate Coordinator in consultation with associated faculty. 

Courses available through this certificate may be included in the student’s graduate program of study with approval from the student’s major professor and advisory committee. Course credit from other related programs or institutions may be substituted for credit in this certificate program with approval from the Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate Coordinator in consultation with associated faculty. 

Additional information, including course descriptions, can be found in the Graduate Catalog and on the College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Programs webpage.

If you are interested in applying for this certificate program or desire additional information about the program or courses, contact Amy at agormley@bri.k-state.edu

Core Courses (12 Credits Required) These core courses will be offered in Summer 2019 at the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI)

DMP6901 cr.Essential Practices for BSL-3 Research Settings
DMP6912 cr.Intro to High Containment Research Topics and Techniques
DMP8463 cr.Foundations of Biosecurity
DMP8933 cr.Principles of Biosafety and Biocontainment
DMP895-B3 cr.Topics in Pathobiology (MS) - Select Agent Studies

Elective Courses (6 credits)

    AGEC 610 - Current Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Issues (3Cr)
    DMP 770 - Emerging Diseases (3Cr)
    DMP 844 - Global Health Issues (3Cr)
    DMP 855 - Disease Detection, Surveillance and Risk Assessment (3Cr)
    DMP 871 - Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases (3Cr)
    DMP 895 - Topics in Pathobiology (MS) (0-18Cr) - Transboundary Animal Diseases
    FDSCI 600 - Food Microbiology (2Cr)
    FDSCI 730 - A Multidisciplinary Overview of Food Safety and Security (2Cr)
    FDSCI 731 - Food Protection and Defense–Essential Concepts (2Cr)
    FDSCI 753 - Risk Assessment for Food, Ag, & Vet Med (3Cr) 

Please note that other classes may be approved by the program director and associated faculty. 

Total Required Hours: 18 

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Faculty Contact

Dr. Dana Vanlandingham Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Office: 1041 Pat Roberts Hall
Phone: 785-532-1333
Email: dlvanlan@vet.k-state.edu

Staff Contact

Amy Lyons M.S.
Research Associate
Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Office: 1041 Pat Roberts Hall
Phone: 785-532-1333
Email: agormley@bri.ksu.edu

 

 

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