A computer assisted learning tool (RANEMA : building up knowledge on animal diseases epidemiology) was developed in collaboration with Alfort National Veterinay School, CIRAD formation unit and the epidemiology unit with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs fundings.
This teaching tool is made up of scenarised activitites to stimulate and motivate students from tropical countries and could be used alone as part of distance learning training or on top of traditional formation, reducing the teaching time. The CDRom is based on the veterinary epidemiology manual (Toma B. et al.
Applied veterinary epidemiology and the control of disease in populations. Maisons-Alfort, AEEMA 1999), with some modifications to adapt to teaching sessions.
RANEMA content is based on a simple scenario : the trainee is a veterinarian working for veterinary services from a virutal country called RANEMA. To be able to work he has to buikd up its epidemiological knowledge by doing the activities.
In 2005 and 2006, RANEMA was used to increase the impact of the training workshops mandated by FAO/OIE on Avian Influenza in South East Asia, Eastern and South-East Africa, Eastern Europe and in Middle East. It was perceived as a new interactive and recreational way of learning basic epidemiology. Nowadays RANEMA learning tool is available in different languages (English and French) and format.
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