University of Edinburgh: Veterinary Epidemiology (Online Distance Learning) (MSc/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Email vetepi@ed.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)131 650 7363
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme provides scientific knowledge of the fundamental biological processes (e.g. behaviour, physiology, immunology, ecology) and environmental and farming management practices (e.g. husbandry, nutrition, livestock trade) driving disease transmission, persistence, prevalence and spread in livestock production systems. This enables in-depth understanding of complex environmental patterns of disease, which facilitates prediction of disease risk and control. The multidisciplinary systems approach used provides you with the skills to understand the roles of animal health professionals in tackling the grand challenges of food security, climate change and disease control. By the end of the programme you will not only have a detailed understanding of the biology driving disease persistence and prevalence, but also how the biology scales up from individuals to populations. You will understand how this interacts with agricultural management practices to determine the efficacy of disease control strategies and livestock production (i.e. interdisciplinary systems thinking and communication). Furthermore, the systems approach offers a way to frame disease challenges and problem solve disease risk at a range of scales (e.g. from veterinarians tackling specific on farm disease challenges to the consequences of climate change on disease risk).

3 course options

Qualification MSc
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary, biological or physical science. We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; please contact us to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements

Assessment

The programme is delivered part-time by online learning over period of 3-6 years.

You may undertake the programme by intermittent study (flexible progression route), accruing credits within a time limit of:
•1 years for the Certificate (maximum period 2 years)
•2 years for the Diploma (maximum period 4 years)
•3 years for the MSc (maximum period of 6 years including a maximum period of 12 months from the start of your written reflective element to it being completed)

The programme is modular in structure, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied; other than the three core courses required for the certificate, students may choose to study individual courses, to complete a sufficient number of credits to be awarded the:
•Certificate (60 credits)
•Diploma (120 credits)
•MSc (180 credits)

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