Poultry Health


Programme fact file

Programme title: Poultry Health 
Qualification: 20 credits 
Start date: TBC 
Duration: 10 days residential, or online over 9 months 
Maximum places available: Limited 
Fees: The registration options are as follows:  

(a) The full course with accredited examination (£2,200)
(b) The full course without examination (£1,700)
(c) Per day - residential version only (£400)
Available on weekends/evenings: Yes 

School of Biosciences 

Programme overview

Course description

The Poultry Health short course is sited to graduate level candidates or those with suitable experience within the animal production industry.


The Poultry Health Course is a valuable didactic experience for anyone involved professionally or academically in the poultry industry. The PHC is run as a two-week residential course of lectures and as an online course delivered in both cases by international experts.

The course can form part of a Post Graduate Certificate together with a course on poultry nutrition and the economics of the poultry industry. This can contribute to a full MSc in Agrifood.

Programme detail

Course details 

The course will provide a comprehensive background to the rearing of chickens, turkeys, ducks and game birds for meat and poultry, including the global industry. Subjects covered include poultry rearing, nutrition, pathology, parasitology, virology and bacteriology coupled with applied subjects such as vaccination, post-mortem examination and laboratory diagnosis.

Students can register for the full residential course one week of which is run at the Pirbright Institute and a second at Nottingham University’s Sutton Bonington Campus.

Areas covered will include:

    • Major and emerging viral pathogens of poultry.
    • Major bacterial, protozoan and fungal pathogens of poultry.
    • Poultry production.
    • Biosecurity and field investigations.
    • Laboratory approaches to disease control in poultry.
    • Medication and vaccination.
    • Practical day (residential version only).


For the residential version:

Week 1: The Pirbright Institute, High Street, Compton Laboratory, Compton, Newbury, Berks, RG20 7NN

Week 2: Sutton Bonington Campus, University of Nottingham, Leicestershire, LE12 6SX

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Sutton Bonington Campus,
Sutton Bonington,
LE12 5RD


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