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Study & Education

The Institute of Poultry Diseases offers students of the eighth semester lectures and clinical demonstrations on various diseases of poultry, ornamental, zoo-, and wild birds. Aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, therapy and prophylaxis of infectious diseases form the main content of lectures. However, our aim is to teach the adequate keeping of different birds according to their special needs as well. We also provide students the relevant laboratory diagnostics.

Furthermore, interested students can choose our elective courses to which external lecturers are regularly invited to talk about their researches and discuss with the participants upcoming issues.

Students in their fifth year of study generally attend to a two- to tree-day course as part of the clinical rotation (track of livestock medicine) at our institute. The program includes propaedeutics, laboratory diagnostic methods, practicing necropsy.

Below you can find a list of the lectures and courses currently offered:


For organisational and content questions please address Dr. Dörte Lüschow.

Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and immunocompromised persons are not allowed to participate in certain courses. Please contact us to find a solution.

Online Education Platform "Blackboard"

Registered students can find the learning content including additional documents and announcements of their courses on platform Blackboard.

Click here for registration: http://lms.fu-berlin.de

E-Learning Course

Supportive information is given on our website in the form of an e-learning course. It contains basic knowledge and background information on bird diseases, handling of birds and examination methods among other subjects.

Link to e-learning course: https://ssl2.cms.fu-berlin.de/vetmed/e-learning/PM_gefluegel/index.html


For Information about the exam procedure and the criteria for evaluation click here :


Education for Professionals

  • Training to become a specialist veterinarian for poultry diseases
  • Training to become a specialist veterinarian for microbiology