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Alexandra Knossenburg

from Utrecht , The Netherlands

Alexandra Knossenburg enrolled in a Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences course in 2013

I really could recommend this course to anyone who has to deal with animal disease.

Would you please introduce yourself?

I'm Alexandra Knossenburg. I have studied animal husbandry and animal healthcare before I started at the veterinary faculty of the University of Utrecht. At this moment I at 30 just became a veterinarian. However I do not want to go into practice but would like to pursue a career in virology research.

How did you like the course?

As a part of my training to become a veterinarian in the field of research I took this course to get a bit more insight about the economics behind a disease/disease outbreak. I really liked that the course takes examples from the past to explain economics. I really could recommend this course to anyone who has to deal with animal disease. It gives you a insight behind the disease and learns you to look at why some decisions are made. Giving you a change to learn to look at your advises in a different way.

It gives you a insight behind the disease and learns you to look at why some decisions are made.

What are your benefits?

Thinking of disease and reading about preventing measures or therapeutic measures. You usually read just the economical benefits of either the costs and benefits of preventive measures or the therapeutic measures. This course makes you think about both. I think this course will help me with writing a better research proposal and to discuss disease with my fellow veterinarians.

I think this course will help me with writing a better research proposal.
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