Onderzoeksstage aangeboden

Onderzoeksstage (12 weken, evt. verlenging mogelijk)

 

Beoogde startperiode: september/oktober 2021 

 

Beoogde kandidaat: gemotiveerde MSc student Diergeneeskunde 

 

Begeleider UU: Els Broens (e.m.broens@uu.nl

 

Samenwerking binnen Europees netwerk ENOVAT (www.enovat.eu) o.a. met MSc studenten van Universiteit van Kopenhagen, Denemarken waar een soortgelijk project start eind augustus 2021 (vandaar dat onderstaande projectbeschrijving in het Engels is). Uitwisseling van ervaringen en resultaten en evt. uitbreiding naar andere Europese landen behoort tot de mogelijkheden. 

 

Projectbeschrijving:

 

'In-house microbiological diagnostics in small animal veterinary practice'

Small animal practitioners regularly culture and perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in their own practice. This saves time and money compared to sending samples to professional diagnostic laboratories. However, there are many pitfalls associated with microbiological diagnostics, and if not performed according to standards, animals may suffer from inappropriate treatment resulting in treatment failure – or overtreatment resulting in risks of toxicity and selection of antimicrobial resistance. In this project, you will map how veterinarians practice microbiological diagnostics in their practice. This can be done in different ways, for example by a questionnaire-based online survey or by interviewing veterinarians. At the same time, you may assess methods and interpretive criteria by processing animal specimens in duplicate in veterinary practices and in our diagnostic laboratory. Alternatively, you may set up a ring trial sending out "fictive samples" to veterinary practices and assessing their subsequent results from culture and AST. All in all, this project can be twisted in different directions towards microbiology and/or epidemiology depending on your wishes.

 

Interesse? Neem contact op met Els Broens via e.m.broens@uu.nl