Animal Forensics: Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence TimeOnline

28/09/2020 @ 11:37 pm – 29/09/2020 @ 12:37 am
Centre for Veterinary Education
02 9351 7979
Animal Forensics: Cruelty & Interpersonal Violence TimeOnline @ Online

This course will explore the relationship between human violence and animal maltreatment, its history, its presence in the legal system, society and the family.

The course will explore resources available and how veterinary professionals can work within their community to facilitate a more effective response to cruelty and violence.

Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Please note: The estimated time to complete this course is 15–20 hours, therefore the course will be open for 8 weeks. This course is the third in the three-part animal forensics series. Part 1 and 2 will also be delivered in 2020.


  • Jason Byrd
  • Susan Underkoffler

CPD points: 20

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop fundamental knowledge of the relationship between animal abuse and interpersonal violence such as child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence.
  • Identify behaviors indicative or predictive of animal abuse and how to respond when those behaviors are observed.
  • Describe how an abuser may use animal abuse as a means of control in a relationship.
  • Identify and explore local resources for human and nonhuman victims of domestic violence.

TimeOnline – Delivered Online
Monday 28 September – Sunday 22 November 2020

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