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One Health (Infectious Diseases)

Course Description

The full-time MSc is completed over one year full-time study.

The course is delivered in a modular format in order to ensure flexibility, with assessments for each module.

Aerial photo of a cattle camp in South Sudan
Cattle camp in South Sudan (photo credit: Kock/MD)

Participants spend the first two terms in RVC and at LSHTM, followed by a four-month research project in an area and country of the student’s choice.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

Understand the One Health concept and approach problem solving using a transdisciplinary methodology.
Understand the origin, context and drivers of infectious disease at the human, animal and environment interface.
Evaluate impacts of multi-host infections on human, animal and ecosystem health and economics directly, or indirectly via food, disease vectors or the environment.
Develop a One Health systems approach to complex disease issues in monitoring, surveillance, diagnosis, prevention and control.
Critically review published literature
Design a research project

The course will provide comprehensive foundation on the principles of diseases in the context of socioecological systems, global health and food safety.

The course will provide skills in relation to One Health methodologies, transdisciplinary interactions and in using a systems approach.

The RVC will be offering bursaries of £2,000-4,000 to contribute towards living expenses to outstanding home/EU and overseas students undertaking an MSc in 2014/15. These will be allocated on a highly competitive basis to students applying for a full time place on the MSc. Deadline for consideration of this award is the 10th April 2014 and all students who have applied and been offered a full time MSc place by this deadline will be considered for the award.

Visit the One Health (Infectious Diseases) page on the Royal Veterinary College website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from individuals with a background in public health, veterinary sciences, biological sciences, social and environmental sciences, ecology and wildlife health.

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