Mobile Application Development for Human Veterinary Resources Management in a Low Density Population Context: Promoting Students Engagement by Working with the Community Academic Article Chapter uri icon


  • This paper describes a mobile application, developed in an educational context, by the students of the Degree in Computer Engineering of the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, allowing them to develop skills, based on real-world community problems solving, promoting by this way its engagement, and, at the same time, provide a solution to an effective need of the local community. The developed application has as goal to support the Human Veterinary Resources Management in a Low Density Population Context.
  • This work has been supported by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UIDB/05757/2020. Among the many projects, the “Improving the Sustainability of Rural Veterinarians Through Mentoring, Targeted Education, Telemedicine and Monitoring of Disease Syndromes” project [6], funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant, led by the Texas A & M AgriLife faculty, through which it has developed the Veterinary Syndromic Surveillance System, which provides an app and website to track diseases - that allows veterinarians to check online if what they see in the field is unique to their area or part of a pattern.

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  • 2023