Livestock are vital to the lives of millions of people, but endemic and epidemic diseases that affect livestock limit productivity and exacerbate poverty.
The diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people also threaten the health of livestock keepers, their families and their communities. In many developing regions farmers and animal health workers are often ill equipped to deal with this risk.
This programme draws together expertise from across the University to deliver first-class teaching and research to tackle these issues.
Building on a solid foundation of biological, immunological, pathological and epidemiological principles, this online MSc will equip you with the skills needed to identify, control and manage animal diseases and the expertise to tackle the international animal health challenges of the 21st Century.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
Students may study to certificate, diploma or masters level.
Year 1: certificate Applied Epidemiology and Surveillance Host Responses to Infection Pathogen Strategies for Transmission and Survival
Year 2: diploma You will undertake the following compulsory course:
Choose one one of the following two courses:
Surveillance and control of transboundary diseases affecting international trade An introduction to transboundary diseases and their impact on trade and wildlife populations
Then choose from the following electives (up to 60 credits):
Control of economically important parasites Environmental and nutritional diseases of livestock of international importance New developments in epidemiology and the control of vector borne disease Veterinary vaccinology Wildlife animal health and environment Technology advances in veterinary diagnostics Animal disease survey design and analysis Project planning and decision support for animal disease control Animal healthcare systems in the post-privatisation era Introduction to health and production of aquatic species Introduction to GIS and spatial data analysis Advanced GIS and spatial epidemiology and modelling An Introduction of Project Cycle Management Globalisation and health The Modern Zoo The Use of Artificial Reproductive Technologies in Threatened Species Pastoralism and herd health Zoonotic diseases in a global setting Socioeconomic Principles for One Health
Year 3: masters For a masters, you will choose either to conduct a written reflective element of 10–15,000 words or to take Project Cycle Management and Funding Application Preparation.
This programme has been designed to enhance your career in animal management throughout the world with first-rate expertise and a highly regarded qualification.
An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in veterinary medicine, agricultural science, biology or a related science discipline. Applicants who fall below these requirements but have relevant work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may be admitted to Certificate level only in the first instance.
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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