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Jordan

 

Public Health & Veterinary Medicine in Jordan

Postponed to 2011

 

 


 Tentative Itinerary

 

Day 1, May 11 - Depart from airport of your choosing

Day 2, May 12 - Arrive in Amman, Jordan - Meet with hosts, drive by vans to Irbid, Jordan to the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

 

Day 3, May 13 - JUST, Irbid

  • Breakfast
  • Introductions, discussion on the ways and traditions of the people of Jordan
  • Lecture/overview on the veterinary school
  • Tour of University, veterinary school and hospital.  Meet faculty.
  • Lunch
  • Dr. Ahmad Al-Majali (infectious diseases)
  • Lecture on the major infectious and zoonotic diseases in Jordan
  • Visit diagnostic laboratories
  • Identification of major bacterial zoonosis by both conventional and molecular techniquest
    • Dinner
    • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 4, May 14 - JUST, Irbid (Friday, University closed)

  • Breakfast
  • Free time, Tour of the area
  • Lunch
  • Drive to Um Qais city.  Historically known as Gadara, Um Qais is one of Jordan's most unique Greco Roman Decapolis sites.
  • Dinner
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 5, May 15 - JUST, Swaymeh and the Dead Sea - Field work (Saturday, University closed)

  • Breakfast
  • Dr. Rami Mukbel (Parasitology)
  • Drive to Dead Sea
  • See the habitat for the sand fly (vector) and the rodent (reservoir).  Meet with infected people in the village and see additional cases.
  • Place sand fly traps to collect sand flies.
  • Lunch
  • Tour of the area.  Free time.  Swim in the Dead Sea
  • Dinner
  • Stay the night at the Dead Sea

Day 6, May 16 - Swaymeh and the Dead Sea

  • Breakfast
  • Drive back to JUST
  • Lab work: Dissecting the sand fly
  • Lunch
  • Work on tissue samples infected with hydated cysts from the slaughter house
  • Dinner
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 7, May 17 - JUST, Irbid

  • Breakfast
  • Lectures on major parasitic diseases of humans & animals
  • Meeting: Faculty from vet school and from medical school interested in Public Health
  • Overview of Public Health in Jordan
  • Discussion/lectures on public health topics of importance
    • Discussion of major human health issues, e.g. HIV/AIDS, vaccination rates, environmental health concerns, reportable diseases in people
  • Lunch on own
  • Lecture on milk safety, regulations, processing, and Public Health
  • Lecture on meat safety, regulations, and Public Health
  • Dinner on own
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 8, May 18 - Amman

  • Breakfast
  • Humane center for Animal Welfare
    • Discussion on animal shelter demands, adoption, diseases, and welfare
    • Meet with staff of Humane Center for Animal Welfare
  • Lunch
  • Tour the Humane Center
  • Tour in Amman & drive to Irbid
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 9, May 19 - Amman

  • Visit the Department of Animal Health at the Ministry of Agriculture
  • Meet with the local government public health workers and epidemiologists
  • Visit the major laboratory facilities that belong to the Ministry of Agriculture
  • Drive to Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy.
  • Dinner in Jerash
  • Drive back to Irbid and stay the night

Day 10, May 20 - Petra

  • Cultural site visits
  • Meals together as a group
  • Stay the night in Petra

Day 11, May 21 - Petra

  • Visit the Brook Equine Clinic
  • Tour the area - Wadi Rum
  • Drive back to Irbid and stay the night

Day 12, May 22 - JUST

  • Discussion regarding small animal and large animal medicine, case load, demand for veterinarians and veterinary services (meet with Director of hospital)
  • Meet with students
  • Lunch
  • Water treatment plant tour
  • Discussion of technique, distribution, demand for water
  • Free time
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 13, May 23 - Amman & Jerash

  • Breakfast
  • Meet some veterinary students from JUST. Discussion of the vet program of study
  • Lecture on disease surveillance that is followed in Jordan (avian flu, etc.)
  • Disease reporting procedures, disease eradication discussion
  • Lunch
  • Visit small ruminant farms - discussion of farms
  • Dinner
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 14, May 24 - Irbid & El-Ramtha

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to El-Ramtha
  • Large animal abbatoir - Camel's meat importance, slaughtering, S. aureus pathogens (or sheep, goat, and cattle abattoir in Amman)
  • Lunch
  • Free time for discussion
  • Dinner
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 15, May 25 - Irbid & Al-Jazeera Plant - Mufraak

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Al-Jazeera Plant - Mufraak
  • Poutry abattoir - Slaughtering, processing and marketing as well as common infections - Antimicrobial Residues
  • Lunch
  • Free time for discussion
  • Dinner
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 16, May 26 - Irbid & Hammoda plant at El-Dhlel

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Hammoda plat at El-Dhlel
  • Dr. Akram Alaboudi
  • Dairy farm and Cheese plant tours - Antibiotic residues in milk
  • Lunch
  • Free time for discussion
  • Early farewell dinner
  • Stay the night in Irbid

Day 17, May 27 - Depart Jordan in the morning and arrive in Des Moines (or airport of your choosing) in the late evening

 

For more information on this program or any of the Group Study Abroad opportunities offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine, contact Katie Davidson at katied@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-1501.