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University of Glasgow: One Health

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Veterinary Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

In the context of a world with escalating health problems, we must take an integrated approach to health and consider humans, animals, plants and the environment as one connected whole.

The World Health Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the World Organisation for Animal Health and other organisations endorse the concept of One Health. It is about linking ideas, research and policies from multiple sectors to achieve better health outcomes.

Whether you are from a medical, environmental, economic or social science background, at our world-class institution, we will teach you the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a One Health context and help improve health for all.

  • Number 1 in the UK for Veterinary Medicine (Complete University Guide 2021).
  • The University of Glasgow is renowned for its world-changing research and teaching in One Health.
  • Our online MSc One Health programme seeks to explore an integrative approach to human, veterinary and ecological health, recognising the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations and the interconnectedness of public health, environmental issues, veterinary and human medicine.
  • at the University of Glasgow is vibrant and wide-ranging. Examples include the world-leading research being carried out into eliminating rabies, the surveillance of anthrax in Africa, and research on Lyme disease in the Outer Hebrides. It is this ongoing research that inspires the innovative, multinational ideas running throughout our multidisciplinary programme.
  • Throughout the MSc One Health online programme, we also raise awareness of cultural and societal factors that influence how One Health approaches are translated into practice.

PgCert

  • Year 1:3 x 20 credit core courses

PgDip

  • Year 1: 3 x 20 credit core courses
  • Year 2: 3 x 20 credit optional courses

MSc

  • Year 1: 3 x 20 credit core courses
  • Year 2: 3 x 20 credit optional courses
  • Year 3: 1 x 60 credit dissertation

The first year of study will explore and examine the value of the One Health framework, explore major techniques to measure health of populations and introduce zoonotic diseases, one of the core subjects of One Health.

During the second year, you will be able to choose courses in an area of special interest.

The third year will allow you to gain in-depth knowledge in your area of special interest through a research project.

Throughout each course you will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include essays, discussions, blogs, online presentations, interactive quizzes, assignments or group work. Details of these assignments are found in your induction.

The duration of this programme is 2.5 years - 6 years taken on a part-time basis. For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative.

Year 1

  • THEMES IN ONE HEALTH
  • INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY (ONLINE)
  • ZOONOTIC DISEASES

Year 2

  • ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: A ONE HEALTH APPROACH
  • WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT (ONLINE)
  • PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • GLOBALISATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH (ONLINE)
  • AN INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY
  • HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT
  • INTEGRATED INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL
  • HEALTH ECONOMICS FOR HTA ONLINE
  • RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH & WELLBEING

Year 3

  • ONE HEALTH: DISSERTATION

Programme outcomes

  • Recognise and discuss the interdisciplinary nature of the One Health framework.
  • Appraise the interdependence of human, veterinary, public and ecological health.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues and priorities in the field of One Health.
  • Explain emerging disease dynamics and discuss the management of emerging disease threats.
  • Critically discuss the integrated interventions required to improve access to healthcare.
  • Explain the causation, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, management, and control of relevant infectious diseases within a One Health framework.
  • Appraise epidemiological approaches used to understand the health of animal and human populations.
  • Interpret and discuss research within a One Health framework.

The One Health programme is designed for medical and veterinary professionals interested in furthering careers in science, and graduates in other related disciplines intending to work in a One Health framework.

The modular structure gives you the flexibility to choose a line of study to suit your interests or career goals, covering a number of science and health-related fields.

Fuelled by the latest research-led knowledge, this programme is perfect for busy professionals looking to diversify or expand into careers where understanding the bigger picture is key.

Career prospects for graduates of the One Health programme are broad.

For example, graduates would be qualified to pursue an academic career (PhD) in One Health and associated subjects such as zoonotic diseases, public health, antimicrobial resistance, and health economics, or they may be employed by:

  • International health organisations (such as the WHO, FAO, OIE)
  • Local agencies
  • Government agencies (such as DFID or public health sector)
  • Non-governmental organisations

Other career paths include working for bio-technology and pharmaceutical companies or scientific journals.

MSc

PgCert

PgDip

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2020
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …

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