Murdoch University program

Global Biosecurity

Learn about emergency responses, as well as the ongoing management of pests and diseases.

This program is part of the One Health and All Murdoch Programs degrees offered by Murdoch University

Protect people, plants and animals from pests and diseases.

Biological Security (biosecurity) refers to the protection of people, plants and animals from pests and diseases. It is a broad, multidisciplinary field encompassing science, law, economics, mathematics and sociology. In this unit you will be introduced to the International frameworks that drive global biosecurity and the Australian biosecurity system. Using real-life examples and case studies you will learn about preparedness, surveillance, diagnostics, emergency response and management of pests and diseases.


4 courses

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Who will you learn with?

I am a plant pathologist and have worked on plant diseases affecting many crops. My current interests are plant pathogens on postharvest fruit and vegetables, and the threat to food security.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the International and Australian regulatory frameworks in which biosecurity operates;
  2. Appreciate the drivers behind biosecurity;
  3. Associate particular activities with biosecurity;
  4. Identify various stages of biosecurity using case studies.

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